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Monday, October 17, 2011

Mock Groundbreaking to Protest the Delay of the Green Line Extension

Are you fed up with latest delay in the Green Line Extension project, which was supposed to extend service though Somerville this year… then 2014… then 2015… and now, maybe, 2018-2020?

Join your neighbors and several community organizations in front of Somerville High School in a Mock Groundbreaking Rally at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 20, to show your opposition to the latest schedule delay recently announced by MassDOT.

Mayor Joseph Curtatone and other representatives from throughout the region will bring shovels to help convey the message that supporters of the project are "shovel ready" for construction to begin without further delay.

Right after the rally, continue making your voice heard inside the Somerville High School Auditorium, where a public hearing on the Green Line Extension Environmental Assessment held by MassDOT will take place at 6:30 p.m.

At the hearing, MassDOT officials also are inviting suggestions on air pollution mitigation projects the state is required to implement on Dec. 31, 2014, as a penalty for missing the legal deadline for extending Green Line service.

Sponsoring this event are: Community Corridor Planning, STEP, Groundwork Somerville, SCC, MGNA, ECPT, Livable Streets Alliance, CLF, MASSPIRG, TRU.

Ward 5 Online proudly stands in alliance with the above mentioned organizations as they fight for the Green Line Extension to Somerville.

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