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Summer Fellows Present Research on Union Square

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Presentation on Urban Design Strategies for Union Square Thursday, August 15, 2013 6 pm Union Square Main Streets, 66-70 Union Square All are invited to attend this presentation by Tim Czerwienski and Adrienne Mathews. These students from Harvard’s Graduate School of … Continue reading

Shared Parking a Key Strategy for a Walker Friendly Union Square

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Special to USMS by Tim Czerwienski with Mimi Graney Sharing isn’t a new concept, but it’s a practice that communities across the country are coming to recognize with fresh energy as a way to make neighborhoods richer not just in social … Continue reading

Proposed Zoning Not Right Direction for Union Square Development

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The City of Somerville’s Planning Board and Board of Aldermen are reviewing a proposal that would rezone two areas on the edge of Union Square.  On Somerville Avenue between Church and Carlton, that is, the block that includes Market Basket, … Continue reading

Grounding McGrath Study Presented to the Public

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Livable Streets has been hot on the issue of the de-elevation of McGrath. There’s some immediate repairs that need to be done to the overpass but in the long term advocates are clamoring for this barrier to East Somerville to come down. … Continue reading

Union Square Jane’s Walk May 3

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Jane Jacobs was an urban activist and writer who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning. In her honor, people all over the world host on the first weekend of May, a Jane’s Walk. Here … Continue reading

You’re in Liberty Pole Square

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Reprinted with permission from the Somerville News By Bob (Monty) Doherty Most Somerville residents could quickly direct you to Union Square. If you asked the same individual how to get to Liberty Pole Square, however, chances are they would have … Continue reading