1) Happy New Year Updates from Sen. Jehlen Somerville Sen. Patricia Jehlen blogged about some beginning-of-the-year legislative news, including updates about the MBTA's RIDE program, Obamacare and some of the senator's recent legislative priorities. 2) ATA Special Education Parent and Caregiver Forum This meeting of the Advise the Advisory group is for families with special needs kids in the Somerville school system. It's at the Argenziano School at 6:30 p.m.
3) Somerville Pirates Social/Meeting "Interested in government transparency, personal privacy and building a sharing economy?" the listing asks. If so, check out the Pirate Party. Tonight's meeting is at 6 p.m. at Blue Shirt Cafe, 424 Highland Ave.