politics

What’s New: City Beat

City Council Approves FY20 Budget  The City Council signed off on the FY20 budget at the end of June. The greatest chunk of funding—30 percent in the proposed FY20 budget summary, which equals over $76 million—was allotted to the school department, while 18 percent went toward public safety. The budget also devoted $771,670 to improving […]


Check Out This Year’s Candidates for Local Office

MAYORMarianne Walles Joseph A. Curtatone (incumbent)Kenneth C. Van Buskirk, III COUNCILOR AT-LARGE (four seats)Mary Jo Rossetti (incumbent)William A. White, Jr (incumbent)John M. Connolly, Jr.Kristen Strezo Kevin Jura Stephanie A. Hirsch (incumbent)Will Mbah (incumbent)Joann Bocca-Rivieccio COUNCILOR WARD 1Matthew McLaughlin (incumbent) COUNCILOR WARD 2 J.T. Scott (incumbent) COUNCILOR WARD 3 Ben Ewen-Campen (incumbent) COUNCILOR WARD 4 Jesse […]


Swing Left/Blue Revolution Comedy Fundraiser

Wanna help get out the vote in swing districts for the midterms? Swing Leftand Blue Revolution are fundraising at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, with some great Boston standup comics. We’ll be live-streaming it on Blue Revolution. We’ve got an allstar Boston comedy lineup of Lamont Price, Harry Gordon, Ken Reid, Kate Ghiloni and Will Smalley. The 5 comics performing are doing this for FREE, so that […]


Swing Left/Blue Revolution Comedy Fundraiser

Wanna help get out the vote in swing districts for the midterms? Swing Leftand Blue Revolution are fundraising at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, with some great Boston standup comics. We’ll be live-streaming it on Blue Revolution. We’ve got an allstar Boston comedy lineup of Lamont Price, Harry Gordon, Ken Reid, Kate Ghiloni and Will Smalley. The 5 comics performing are doing this for FREE, so that […]


Our Revolution Somerville plans to endorse municipal candidate slate at July 30 citywide meeting

Somerville’s “revolutionaries” query municipal candidates on key issues. Members will vote on slate July 30! With many exciting municipal races in Somerville this year, Our Revolution Somerville has sent questionnaires to all candidates for municipal offices for the upcoming elections in Somerville.The group seeks to determine which candidates are most committed to achieving greater racial, […]


O’Keefe responds to homophobic backlash

On May 14, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone released a letter condemning two residents who allegedly had used homophobic slurs in statements against recently appointed Ward 5 alderman Courtney O’Keefe, whom he didn’t name specifically. In the letter, he referred to an ordinance guaranteeing inalienable rights to all Somerville citizens regardless of characteristics such as gender, […]