WEEK IN REVIEW: More Snow, Curtatone Talks Business

Also, news about off-leash dogs, Maxwell's Green, the Cross Street Bridge and the Middlesex District Attorney.

Another Snow Storm
Just before the first day of spring, Somerville experienced yet another snow storm, the fifth to hit the city in five-and-a-half weeks. Somerville declared a snow emergency, school was closed on Tuesday, and about 200 cars were towed.

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone addressed the Somerville business community Wednesday. He spoke about Somerville's success stories over the past decade, but said, "We're just getting started." He also took questions from the audience, talking, among other things, about street improvements in the city that emphasize "multimodal" forms of transportation.

Dogs Could Get Off-Leash Time at Somerville's Parks
Alderman At-Large Dennis Sullivan, we reported this week, has suggested the city look into methods for allowing dogs to play off-leash at parks across the city. The Somerville Board of Aldermen will consider the idea in one of its subcommittees.

Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, we learned Tuesday, is stepping down from his office to join the law firm of Nixon Peabody, the same firm former Sen. Scott Brown earlier this month said he was joining.

Cross Street Bridge Closes to Traffic
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation closed down the Cross Street Bridge to vehicles on Thursday so it could begin a $4.84 million reconstruction project that is expected to be complete in late November.

Construction on Maxwell's Green, a four-building, $52.5 million, 184-unit apartment complex in the heart of Somerville, is complete, according to Callahan, Inc.,, the general contractor. Not so fast! said neighor Joe Lynch in a comment on Somerville Patch. The developers of the project still haven't completed commitments made to the city in regard to traffic calming, signage, Community Path work and other things, he said.


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