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Walmart Meeting, and Some Music, Dance and Art

Some things happening in Somerville today.

1) Walmart meeting
A new community group called The Somerville Coalition for a Responsible Walmart will meet tonight, according to the Boston Globe. The group will voice their concerns about . The meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the , 20 Innerbelt Road.

2)
This orchestral concert, performed by students from the East Somerville Community School and Boston's Conservation Lab Charter School, takes place at at 3 p.m.

3)
Part of the "Somerville Salon" series, two artists will lead a discussion tonight about their work in the world of conceptual art. Somerville artist Dirk Adams and Boston artist kanarinka will lead the discussion. It's at at 7:30 p.m.

4)
Choreographer Nicole Pierce of EgoArt, Inc. will discuss her work, Requiem, based on Mozart's unfinished symphony. "A notable and engaging public speaker, Nicole Pierce will amuse the eyes and ears of music and dance lovers as well as children and adults alike," reads a description of tonight's talk and screening, which takes place at the central branch at 7 p.m.

5) Weather

Rain is likely, with a high around 60.

Amanda Kersey November 16, 2011 at 06:12 PM
I wonder how easily bicyclists would be able to reach the store. Ron: Do you know from being on the Bicycle Committee what sorts of lanes or infrastructure are planned (if any) to go around there? Otherwise, I imagine that many Somerville residents will be getting there by car to do grocery shopping in bulk.
Ron Newman November 16, 2011 at 07:24 PM
Carol, we already have Market Basket for people on a budget; their prices are lower than anyone else's, and they are much more conveniently located. If Wal-Mart really wants to improve Somerville, they should move into the former Winter Hill Star Market, as that neighborhood is current lacking for supermarkets.
Ron Newman November 16, 2011 at 07:25 PM
There will be bike lanes on Assembly Square Drive and a new bike path alongside the Orange Line next to Ikea -- but neither of those is much help to someone trying to get to the former Circuit City site. (Sarah Spicer at City Hall may know more than I do about this.)
Carol November 16, 2011 at 08:07 PM
Ron, your statement that "We already have a Market Basket for people on a budget" is just ridiculous. EVERYONE wants to save money. Do you like giving your hard earned dollars to Stop and Shop or Shaws? NO......there is nothing wrong with healthy competition. Market Basket is small and overcrowded as it is. Their parking lot is jam packed most of the time when people are stopping there on their way home from work.... and forget the weekend days...it's crazy. We need another discount grocery store in Somerville. I am not opposed at all to a discount grocery store opening in Winter Hill (old Star Market site). Actually that site is closer to my home. I believe the city was trying to get a grocery store to occupy that site but there were no takers. Not an option at this point. WELCOME WALMART GROCERY TO SOMERVILLE!!
Ron Newman November 16, 2011 at 08:12 PM
I go to Market Basket all the time. I'd much rather see a second one at Winter Hill than a Wal-Mart at the ex-Circuit City, which doesn't really serve any local neighborhood.

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