Part 2: What do we do? The City of Somerville’s buildings, roads, sidewalks, water distribution, and sewer systems are all at or near the end of their lifespans. A cogent memo to the City Council last spring detailed our infrastructure needs and estimated their costs. Its implications obligate reconsideration of basic assumptions guiding land-use policy […]
OPINION: THE TIME-BOMB ISSUE THAT NO CANDIDATE IS DISCUSSING
“Somerville’s municipal buildings, roads, sidewalks, water distribution, sewer collection, and stormwater management systems are all approaching the end of their intended lifespans.”
NO GLOSS FOR FOSS
Somerville has scant green space, but who will maintain the little there is?
Somerville residents squawk about the state of infrastructure, deteriorating public art
BEHIND THE CURVE
Hubway’s low-income program goes regional, but infrastructure’s still inadequate As the bike-sharing industry becomes a multibillion-dollar race across the country, cycling options for Bostonians are getting more affordable and more competitive. In Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and Somerville, Hubway reigns due to exclusive contracts with those cities. The publicly owned and privately operated service, which was […]