Benefit for the Wire, Friday (9/29), 7 p.m., Warehouse XI!
FRIDAY * FRIDAY * FRIDAY
SOUND REPORTING: A BENEFIT SHOW FOR SOMERVILLE WIRE
This Friday, September 29, at 7 p.m. the Somerville Wire is holding a benefit concert at Warehouse XI to support its work in local journalism.
The event features an excellent lineup of popular local groups Mint Green (solo), Tuxis Giant, and Otis Shanty, with support from solo acts. We would love to see you there! Buy tickets here! Just $15 each!
There will be a donation box and QR code at the show for anyone interested in making additional donations. Thank you!
WARMING CENTER IN PLANNING
City looks to weather the storm on homelessness crisis, but needs more permanent resources
FROM CAMBRIDGE DAY
JOHN FELDMAN’S “REGENERATING LIFE” DEBUT AT TUFTS
New film, Regenerating Life: how to cool the planet, feed the world, and live happily ever after, created by John Feldman, is a three-part documentary that highlights the importance of biodiversity and natural ecosystems in regulating the climate. In his quest to answer a looming question, “is there more to climate change than carbon emissions,” Feldman investigates the science around water, soil, and the destruction of ecosystems.
Regenerating Life will have its New England premiere at Tufts University on Saturday, October 14 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in a symposium hosted by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate and co-hosted by Tufts’ Environmental Studies Department and Tufts’ Eliot Pearson School of Child Studies and Human Development. Admission price is $5-50 (and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds). Tufts University, Fletcher School, Cabot ASEAN Auditorium, 160 Packard Ave., Medford. The Green Line stops on the other side of the Tufts Campus.
ARMORY PETITION RECEIVES OVER 1,000 SIGNATURES
With the community’s strong support, the Center for Arts at the Armory exceeded its goal of 1,000 signatures on a petition related to the Armory Master Plan within a 30 day window. As promised, CAA has presented the petition results, the recording of the August 15 Community Meeting, and an accompanying letter to the mayor, Somerville City Council, Somerville Arts Council, the Armory Master Plan consultant Create Today, and the Somerville Armory Master Plan Advisory Committee.
Over a month has passed since the August 15 Community Meeting, and CAA leadership has not received any communication from City of Somerville administration on the matter. Two orders and one resolution related to the Armory building and the Armory Master Plan were placed by Ward 5 City Councilor Beatriz Gómez-Mouakad at the August 24, 2023 City Council meeting. These orders were discussed September 20, at the Housing and Community Development Committee Meeting.
The petition created by Arts at the Armory and signed by 1,130 people urges the City of Somerville to do the following:
- abandon the proposed model 1 for the Armory building (City as owner and operator model)
- adopt a 3rd party operator model
- issue RFPs for a 3rd party operator and for prospective Armory arts/culture tenants
- create an Armory governance model
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Ryan DiLello is the staff reporter for the Somerville Wire.