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Things are rocking around Maxwell's Green these days. A beautiful retaining wall between the tracks and the development has been constructed and the ramp going up to Lowell Street is really taking shape. Princeton Street residents, however, still battle with the sound and dust coming from the site and take solace in every noise-free moment they can get.
Abutters surrounding the Linden Avenue project had questions answered this past Tuesday at the Dante Club by the developers, architect, and their attorney at a neighborhood meeting scheduled by Alderman Sean O'Donovan and facilitated by Alderman-At-Large Bruce Desmond.
There's nothing like watching parades of people filing in to Lil' Vinny's in Magoun Square on Saturday night! The Ward 5 eatery just reopened with a new chef and updated menu. Check it out this weekend!
Just when the BOA thought they were going on vacation this summer with the end-of-July and beginning-of-August meetings cancelled by President/Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz; Mayor Curtatone has summer plans of his own with the GIC health insurance plan he advocated for. Finance Committee meetings have been scheduled to discuss the controversial plan.
The in-house Magoun Square meeting has yet to be scheduled as Alderman Sean O'Donovan deals with a family health emergency. This meeting comes in response to a report compiled by OSPCD on business in the newly renovated square and is being held in Magoun to get more business owners and concerned residents to attend. If this is something that interests you, please be sure to email Alderman O'Donovan through the Alderman page here on Ward 5 Online.
Today marked yet another power outage in Somerville. An issue in Everett caused parts of Charlestown and the 'Ville to lose power for around three hours. For those of you playing at home, NStar is set to be at City Hall soon via orders submitted to the Board of Alderman by Alderman At Large, Jack Connolly; Ward 7 Alderman Bob Trane and, of course, Alderman O'Donovan who chairs the Committee on Public Works and Utilities.