A conversation with photographer and social worker Eva Rachel Tine “It’s a series based in hope and joy and what happens when you give people the opportunity to stabilize, heal, and thrive.” Homelessness in Cambridge is a manageable problem, but it’s also one that requires local and state governments, advocacy groups, and many more competing […]
The Legendary Past And Uncertain Future Of The Harvard Square Theatre Will the iconic venue ever return to its rock roots as has been rumored? When I first discovered the Harvard Square Theatre on a lunch break from work, it felt like I had realized its potential all on my own. Although boarded up and […]
DOES UNION SQUARE NEED ANOTHER LAB BUILDING?
Developer reveals new plans to replace block of shops with commercial structure (Somerville Wire) – In the heart of Union Square, the new 450-unit apartment building and the seven-story lab building are nearing completion. Last week, the owner of a block of buildings just across Prospect Street from the new buildings held their first public […]
BACKYARD COTTAGES NOW ALLOWED ‘BY RIGHT’
Council makes it easier to create accessory dwelling units (Somerville Wire) – Carriage houses, backyard cottages, “tiny houses,” and other accessory dwelling units can now be created “by right” anywhere in a Neighborhood Residence district in Somerville. The City Council voted unanimously at their Sept. 8 meeting to enact amendments to the City’s zoning code […]
COMMUNITY LAND TRUST CELEBRATES ITS FIRST AFFORDABLE HOMES
Ribbon cutting this Wednesday for five new condos in Union Square (Somerville Wire) – Somerville is celebrating the first acquisition of permanently affordable homes on community-owned land this week. The five-unit condo building at 7 Summer St. in Union Square is the first development project of the Somerville Community Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that […]