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Somerville Journal: Green Line meeting

Iliana Nilson“Residents: Bring us a Green Line”
About 600 people showed their support for the Green Line in Somerville Monday, but 8-year-old Iliana Nilson may have said it best. “I’ve lived in Somerville my whole life,” Nilson told an panel of state officials while she stood on a chair and leaned into a microphone. “I’d like the air in Somerville to be clean. Please build the Green Line.”

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Somerville News: Green Line meeting

“Hundreds attend Green Line meeting”
“Turnout at these meetings sends the state a clear message that Somerville means business, that we are united in our desire for this Green Line extension,” Mayor Curtatone said.

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Somerville speaks with one voice!

The Somerville High School Auditorium was packed tonight as over 600 residents gathered to demand that the State honor its commitment to extend the Green Line. The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) once again tried to talk about a process to re-evaluate their commitments (like they did before). But the people of Somerville again let them know that we will accept no substitutes!
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Keep reading for more details and photos.

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Important Green Line public meeting Monday!

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Somerville High School Auditorium
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Monday, March 14
81 Highland Ave
Don’t let the state snow us again…
It’s time to stop stalling and start building.

Twice we’ve stunned state officials with Somerville’s support for extending the Green Line:

  • On the night the Red Sox won the World Series, over 500 residents came out to an MBTA meeting on the Green Line at the Somerville High School.
  • Two months later, nearly 200 residents took time off from work for a hearing at the State House to speak against substituting other projects for those promised 15 years ago as part of the Big Dig.

Come and tell Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Dan Grabauskas and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Golledge they must honor the state’s commitment to replace our slow, polluting buses with reliable, clean light rail service. Let’s make this third meeting our lucky charm! It is critical that there be a large turnout!
Read more about the meeting, including talking points.
Please distribute this English flyer (PDF) and/or this 4-language flyer (PDF) far and wide.

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State Transportation Plan leaves out Green Line

PlanThe new 15-year plan from the Governor says that the State’s “air quality commitment stands and will be honored, but not necessarily through the three projects selected 15 years ago” – including the Green Line extension. The intent of the current review process, which may last through 2005, is to consider “more effective substitutes.” We must keep up the fight!
A Framework for Thinking – A Plan for Action

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Somerville Journal: Monday’s public hearing

“State wants to hear Monday why Somerville needs a Green Line stop”
“Letter: Daydreaming for a subway stop”

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Tufts Daily: Green Line lawsuit, editorial

“Somerville, Medford file lawsuit against state”
“Editorial: Green Line extension long overdue”

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Green Line public meeting postponed

Once again, the threat of snow has forced this meeting to be rescheduled Stay tuned.

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Somerville Journal: Green Line good for businesses and economic justice

“Green Line would bring greenbacks”
“Editorial: Justice, and not just for East Somerville”
“Letter: Join chamber’s fight for Green Line”

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Somerville Journal letter: Green Line meeting

“Zamore: Green Line extension meeting may seal the deal”
by Wig Zamore
There will be another important public hearing on the Green Line extension through Somerville on Monday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Ave. It will be a strain to turn out a large crowd of residents for the third time in four months. But we must do so.

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