ALL ABOARD! It’s official! The Green Line is coming to Somerville!
This morning, state officials held a press conference in Union Square to announce full state support for Green Line branches to Medford (along the Lowell Line) and to Union Square. They promised completion dates between 2011-2014. Officials noted this morning that overwhelming citizen support from people like you made a difference! Thanks to all who have supported this effort.
Doug Foy, Secretary of Commonwealth Development, makes the official announcement. Continue for more photos.
Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey speaks as an eager Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone listens.
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone speaks, with Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey and Doug Foy in the background. Curtatone said that Somerville “is like the Red Sox – we finally won and cannot believe it!”
State Senator Pat Jehlen.
State Senator Jarrett T. Barrios.
State Representative Carl Sciortino.
Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn.
Appropriately, the press conference was held in Union Square, against the backdrop of slow-moving traffic, belching buses, and honking horns.