WEEK IN REVIEW: Beacon Street Plans Cause Strong Words
Also, Sen. Warren visited Somerville, developers want to re-do the former Powder House Community School, and we got some snow.
Sen. Warren Tours Union Square, Blames 'a Minority of the Minority' for Sequestration [Video]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren toured Somerville's Union Square Monday morning and spoke briefly about the "sequestration" deadlock in Washington, saying there's "a minority of the minority that says no way" to compromise, making progress on ending the deadlock difficult. The senator also received a tour of Union Square by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, who showed her the future site of the planned Green Line station and a number of parcels slated for redevelopment as part of the city's Union Square Revitalization Plan
Somerville Falls in First Round of 'High School Quiz Show'
Somerville High School's trivia team fell to Lincoln-Sudbury Sunday in the first round of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show." It was the second year in a row Somerville made it onto the show. In 2012, Somerville also lost in the first round.
Former Alderman William Roche Hired as City's Personnel Director
William Roche, who served 17 years on the Somerville Board of Aldermen as the representative for Ward 1, was hired as the city's full-time personnel director. The Somerville Board of Aldermen approved their former colleague's hire at a meeting on Feb. 28.
Sen. Jehlen Speaks Out Against Beacon Street Reconstruction Plan
Somerville State Sen. Patricia Jehlen Tuesday weighed in on a proposed plan to reconstruct Beacon Street, a plan that would add cycle tracks and eliminate some parking spaces along the street. The proposal has been a contentious issue in the neighborhood in recent months. In response to some comments made at Tuesday's meeting, Alex Epstein, a Beacon Street resident and chair of the Somerville Bicycle Committee, sent a letter to the editor that led to a lengthy discussion on Somerville Patch.
Six Developers Submit Powder House School Proposals
Six developers submitted proposals to build at the site of the Powder House Community School near Teele Square, according to the city of Somerville.
Firefighters Discover 'Fully Engulfed' Truck in Garage, Person Sent to Hospital
One person was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries Thursday night after a 1998 Chevrolet truck caught on fire inside a glass shop on East Broadway.
Somerville received several inches of snow Friday during a storm that, arguably, surprised the region with its high snow totals.