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City of Somerville to sue State over Green Line commitment

From today’s Boston Globe:

The city intends to sue the state for failing to extend the Green Line train into Somerville, despite a 1990 agreement that paved the way for the Big Dig, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone said last night. ”In the next month, we will go to court to make sure the state lives up to its Green Line commitments,” Curtatone said in a state-of-the-city speech at city hall. ”For too long, we’ve had to breath the dirty air of Boston’s northern commuters while being saddled with some of the worst public transportation in the region.” The city’s attorney, John Gannon, said he was preparing a federal lawsuit accusing the state of violating the Clean Air Act. State transportation officials say they are still deciding whether to go forward with the promised project in Somerville.

Please send your comments to the State! We need to make sure they hear from many of us in Somerville.

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