COMMUNITY LAND TRUST CELEBRATES ITS FIRST AFFORDABLE HOMES
Ribbon cutting this Wednesday for five new condos in Union Square (Somerville Wire) – Somerville is celebrating the first acquisition of permanently affordable homes on community-owned land this week. The five-unit condo building at 7 Summer St. in Union Square is the first development project of the Somerville Community Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that […]
THE GREEN LINE EXTENSION: TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION OR CAUSING DISPLACEMENT?
Photo by Cindy Weisbart New transit arrives in Somerville, met with a mixed bag of emotions (Somerville Wire) – Somerville celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Green Line Extension, with new stations in Union Square and Lechmere, on March 21. The moment was historic, the result of decades of planning, and passengers, […]
SOMERVILLE YMCA CONTEMPLATES FUTURE IN NEW BUILDING
The search for a new facility is on (Somerville Wire) – The Somerville YMCA is in an early stage of the process of searching for a new home. Established in 1867, the building that currently houses the community center was built in 1904. Due to the age of the facility and its declining condition, the […]
THE STRUGGLE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOUSING IN SOMERVILLE. A STORY OF SURVIVAL
There’s a multilateral effort to keep people housed in the city. What’s working? Who’s behind it? And what are they up against?