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Coming Events, Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2009

Coming events for the last week of October, 2009.


Comment Period on Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on Green Line Extension

Comments Start: 10/16/09
Public Hearing: 11/18/09
Comments End: 12/9/09

Submit written comments at the project's Share Your Opinion e-mail site.


The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) has posted the Draft EIR on the Green Line Extension into Somerville and Medford. It is important that all citizens of Somerville and Medford evaluate this document and give their feedback, because this is one of the final steps before the project begins implementation. CItizens should particularly look at the proposed mitigation of effects of this development on the surrounding neighborhoods.

The comment period started October 16, 2009. There will be a public hearing on November 18. Written comments will be accepted until December 9.

The DEIR can be accessed from the following sites:

For background and issues, see Green Line Extension to Somerville Project.

Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership Meeting

Mon. Oct. 26, 7:00 PM

Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

The monthly meeting of STEP provides an opportunity for citizens to get informed and involved in transportation developments around Somerville. This meeting is particularly important because the Green Line Extension Draft Environmental Impact Report is now out for review.

For background and issues to monitor, see


Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting

Tues. Oct. 27, 6:30 PM

Community Room
Visiting Nurses Association
259 Lowell St.
Somerville MA (map)

This is the second October meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. The subcommittees will meet and the committee as a whole will review the Land Use Trends report.

This committee is intended to provide input to a comprehensive plan for developing the city. The goal is to improve the quality of life for Somerville's residents and workers and to take full advantage of coming transit improvements, particularly the Green Line Extension and the Assembly Square Orange Line T-Stop. Meetings are bimonthly through October, after which they will be monthly.

This is a public meeting. Anyone may attend and observe, and there is an opportunity at the end of the meeting for public comment.

For background and issues to monitor, see Somerville Comprehensive Plan Process.

Community Corridor Planning Steering Committee Visioning Meeting

Wed. Oct. 28, 6:00 PM

Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA (map)

This visioning meeting is sponsored by the Community Corridor Planning Steering Committee to develop ideas for Somerville's response to the Green Line Extension.

For background and issues, see Green Line Extension to Somerville Project.

Public Forum: Building a Brighter Future for the Lower Mystic River

Wed. Oct. 28, 7:00 PM

Aldermanic Chamber
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA (map)

This important forum will discuss conservation, recreation and development along the lower Mystic River. It is part of the Lower Mystic River Corridor Strategy Project to improve the lower Mystic. The study area includes portion of the Malden River, the Island End River in Everett and Chelsea, the Chelsea River, and Mill Creek.

For background and issues, see Lower Mystic River Corridor Strategy Project.

Mystic River Watershed Association Annual Meeting

Thurs. Oct 29, 6:00 PM

BNY Mellon Building
135 Santilli Hwy.
Everett MA (map)

This is the annual meeting of the Mystic River Watershed Association. The guest speaker, Kathy Abbott, Executive Vice President, The Trustees of Reservations, will speak on Environmental Advocacy. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 PM and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM.

See Mystic River Watershed Association for more details.

Rail-volution 2009 Conference

Thurs. Oct 29 - Sun. Nov. 1

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St.
Boston MA (map)

Brochure (PDF)

This important conference provides a roadmap for integrating rail transit into the Boston region. The preplenary activities include a tour of Assembly Square on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 PM, workshops on transit-based development, and site-specific study groups.

See Metropolitan Area Planning Council for background.

Bike Friday

Fri., Oct. 30, 6:45 AM

Various locations

Police convoyed bicycle ride with police escort starting from locations throughout metropolitan Boston and end at City Hall Plaza boston.


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