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Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 5 on Ward 5 Online

2011's top Headlines

2012 was a year of big headlines for the City of Somerville. Major news sources and even baby blogs like mine did our best to bring you the latest and greatest in real time...or, in my case, really close to real time. Here are the top 5 posts that garnered the big pageview numbers in 2012!

5.) School Committeeman for Alderman: Mark Neidergang's letter put to rest the rumors that he was going to run for Alderman At Large, but at the same time, kick-started his campaign against incumbent Sean O'Donovan for the Ward 5 Alderman's seat. Since the posting, Mark has had one small fundraiser in Ball Square while Sean has been bustling along with his duties as current Ward 5 Alderman. What does 2013 have in store? I'm ready to find out! 

4.) Sights Set on Trum: Speaking of Ward 5 Alderman Sean O'Donovan...apparently, readers were very interested in his desire to see better bleachers at Trum Field as this post has earned our number 4 spot. The legislative item, 192478, is still in committee and will be discussed in 2013. 

3.) You've Got Mail...and mail...and mail: It started off as a simple request to be removed off a Green Line Extension listserv and turned out to be one of the funniest exchanges between a few hundred people that left some annoyed, some entertained and a listserv administrator with egg all over their face. What more can I say about an incident that resulted in the creation of Facebook group called Unsubscribe Me! 

2.) No top 5 is complete without a Joe Curtatone press release: Chickens, herbs, produce...oh my! 2012 saw Somerville becoming the first city in Massachusetts to pass an Urban Agriculture Ordinance that establishes formal guidelines for urban farming and gardening, the keeping of chickens and bees, and other policies governing the growth and sale of agricultural products in an urban setting.

1.) WTF, MBTA: The number one spot winner is the Massachusetts organization that has become one of the most controversial four lettered words in Somerville...the MBTA. Fare hikes were proposed to increase revenue for the struggling entity and, area meetings, proved that some people had opinions and were willing to dress up in costume to express them. 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read all of these!

Anonymous said...

I thought the listserv one would've taken the top spot :(