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Wards host meetings as zoning public comment period wraps up

Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang knows that zoning is not a sexy subject. The current draft of the of the overhauled zoning code, which was compiled through the city’s Zoning Reform Project, is currently 285 pages long. “It’s like peeling back the layers of an onion,” Niedergang said in an email to constituents. “I’m still […]


Dear Barack Obama, Formerly of Somerville

Everyone here at Scout freaked out a little bit last month when President Barack Obama called into Deval Patrick’s radio show. “Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville,” the Commander in Chief intoned. “I’ve got a few complaints.” Of course, he was kidding; the prez really just wanted to congratulate the outgoing governor on two successful terms. Still, we […]


For Your Consideration: Somerville by Design Comes to Winter Hill

Somerville is changing. The T is coming, and with it a slew of economic and housing developments. Some are calling Somerville, with its recent rise in rents and uptick in student residents, the next Cambridge. There’s no way to stop it, but there may be a way to guide it, and that’s what Brad Rawson […]


Scout Out: Somerville By Design

The second Somerville by Design visioning session for Davis Square was held on Tuesday, July 30th at the First Church of Somerville on 89 College Avenue at 6:30 p.m. The event, like all others in the series, was free and open to the public. Local residents have been encouraged to attend meetings focusing on either […]