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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Karen Molloy and Jim McGinnis of STEP hand out glowing “Green Lines” as people arrive.
Ellin Reisner and Wig Zamore answer questions at the STEP table.
The night began with the panel going through the proposed re-evaluation process.
Residents waved their glowing Green Lines to get the panel’s attention.
U.S. Congressman Mike Capuano spoke on behalf of the crowd.
Mayor Joe Curtatone made the City’s stance perfectly clear.
And then the people had their chance. Many came to the microphone.