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WEEK IN REVIEW: Green Line Extension Gets Environmental Okay

Also, a bitter dispute over an affordable housing proposal will go through mediation, and other top stories from the week.


The Boston Militia, a women's football team that plays at , beat the D.C. Diva last weekend, sending the team to the Women's Football Alliance National Conference game on July 21. If they win that game, they'll move onto their third straight national championship game.

Different sides of a bitter dispute over a planned affordable housing development in Union Square will go through a professional mediation process. The mayor's office reached out to , which is planning the 40-unit development, and Union Square Rising, a neighborhood opposition group, and convinced them to sit down with Cambridge-based Consensus Building Institute to work out their differences.


In connection to their development proposal, the Somerville Community Corporation held an affordable housing rally Wednesday evening in an effort to show that many residents in the neighborhood support their project.


Katherine Gonsalves, 23, of Somerville, of taking her against her will on a car ride through Boston and assaulting her. Henriquez denied the allegations, but Gonsavles spoke out Wednesday, saying her account is true.


The Somerville Board of Aldermen have been working for five months on an ordinance to govern food trucks in the city. Some want to encourage food truck culture, others are wary of food trucks. At a public hearing Tuesday, many aldermen expressed interest in establishing a pilot program for food trucks. At the same hearing, some in the local business community expressed their thoughts on allowing food trucks in the city.


This week the Federal Transit Administration issued a "finding of no significant impact" on the Green Line Extension's environmental assessment, meaning the transportation project has full federal environmental approval to move ahead.

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