Bernie Sanders is coming to ONCE Lounge, 156 Highland Avenue, next Monday, October 23, at 9:30 am. He will be endorsing progressive candidates for local office in Somerville and Cambridge. RSVP here.
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([personal profile] highlyeccentric posting in [community profile] omnomnom Oct. 16th, 2017 10:06 am)
I made this last night and it was an Experience.

Dietary and accessibility notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

Makes 3-4 servings
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([personal profile] tassosss posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew Oct. 15th, 2017 06:45 pm)
Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tanaqui and I are very grateful for the help.


Hurricane relief
Lin-Manuel Miranda made a thing for Puerto Rico
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico is live! Go and bid
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Nuclear Deterrence
Pull the (Nuclear) Football bill before Congress to require congressional approval before a nuclear strike.

Healthcare
Trump is working the sabotage from within angle by not funding the subsidies that make Obamacare work. (Vox)

Poll #18940 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


I

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called my one senator
4 (50.0%)

called my other senator
3 (37.5%)

called my representative
3 (37.5%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
5 (62.5%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
5 (62.5%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (14.3%)

took care of myself
5 (71.4%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
0 (0.0%)

did something else
4 (57.1%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (28.6%)



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([personal profile] yourlibrarian posting in [community profile] common_nature Oct. 15th, 2017 02:18 pm)
I just returned from a trip which included a brief stay at a beach. There were a number of residents there, including tiny clams that would appear and then vanish with each wave in and out. (We tried to take pictures but they were tough). On the other hand, these guys were everywhere:

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([personal profile] mem_winterhill posting in [community profile] davis_square Oct. 15th, 2017 12:15 pm)
Hey folks, be on the lookout for people searching for their pet bun. This is definitely not one of the wild locals, it's an intahlopah.

https://redd.it/76fjf8
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([personal profile] tictactoepony posting in [community profile] knitting Oct. 14th, 2017 06:39 pm)
The purple pair were just finished - I kept getting distracted by other projects, but finally got there in the end :)

here be socks )
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([personal profile] julian posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew Oct. 13th, 2017 06:29 pm)
My very own own Senator Ed Markey, along with California Congressman Ted Lieu, has created a bill that would require authorization from Congress (either as a declaration of war or the more-common- of-late authorization of force) before a nuclear strike.

This is a wonderful bill for a number of obvious reasons; it's HR 699/S 200. (House/Senate version. House text.)

If you are so inclined, call your Senators and Congressfolk to urge them to pass it. (202) 224-3121, or use Resistbot. (Text the word "resist" to 50409 to begin.)

Rachelmanijia has more info, a script, and other ideas here, and the campaign is hashtagging it up at #PullTheFootball, if you're Twitter-inclined.

If you're not American, feel free to share the info around anyway; the more folks who get this info, the better.
(Crossposting from [community profile] hamiltunes.)



Can be bought on iTunes etc.. Proceeds go to https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

This bit from the info says it all, I think: "Vocals Performed by Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades, Camila Cabello, Pedro Capo, Dessa, Gloria Estefan, Fat Joe, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Tommy Torres, Ana Villafañe."

LMM talks about the song (and stands by his Tweets at Trump):

Join the Somerville Planning Department for our second Davis Square Neighborhood Plan fall meeting. During the first meeting, participants identified and discussed various topics they wanted to be addressed in the plan, in the second meeting we will focus on three of those topics: Proactive Maintenance of Assets, Arts in the Square, and Housing Affordability. Participants, planners, and experts will brainstorm strategies on how to achieve these shared goals through broad-based collaboration between the city, local non-profits, residents, community partners, and businesses.

Thursday, October 19, 6 pm, in the Baptist Church at 31 College Avenue

To learn more about the Davis Square Neighborhood plan go to https://www.somervillebydesign.com/neighborhood-planning/davis-square/

If you have any questions about the event please contact us at planning@somervillema.gov

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([personal profile] teko posting in [community profile] davis_square Oct. 12th, 2017 02:04 pm)
Kor Tor Mor (former Golden Light location) is ready to open; the owner posted yesterday on Facebook that they're waiting for inspection and expect it to take another 2-3 weeks.

Mortadella Head (former Deli-icious location) is still under renovation but has been posting photos of sandwiches on Instagram.

Anybody know what's going on with the former Subway location? It's been well over a year since Chef Nookie announced the development of that spot into some kind of cafe/coffeehouse, and there's been no work on the place since, and he hasn't posted to any social media since 2016.
([personal profile] pearlythebunny posting in [community profile] davis_square Oct. 12th, 2017 08:05 am)
Boston West Fair Skies (BWFS) will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday November 2nd in Belmont.

BWFS works towards redistributing airplane noise more fairly among our communities.

Thursday November 2nd, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
Belmont Public Library
336 Concord Ave

We are a citizens grassroots organization which includes Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Medford, Somerville, Watertown and Winchester – all communities affected by the increased airplane noise due to the implementation of 33L RNAV (using GPS) departures at Boston Logan Airport. The quarterly meeting location rotates to different towns.

BWFS is fighting for a more equitable distribution of airplane noise. Since our creation in 2013 we have made good progress with officials at the state and national level. We are hoping that Boston Logan will soon be the first airport selected by the FAA to have RNAV departure procedures re-evaluated. Everyone affected by the increased airplane noise is strongly encouraged to join the fight.

Please join us! All are welcome!

Kathryn Klosky Howlett
Communications Chair

More info at: www.bostonwestfairskies.org
Just got this email from Somerville:

Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:20:51 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: TRAFFIC ALERT: Powderhouse Rotary, Area Closed to Traffic Thurs. PM, Fri. AM

This is a message from the Somerville, MA Community Alert System.

Hello, this is Jackie Rossetti from the City of Somerville with
important traffic & parking information related to the funeral services
and procession for Somerville Police Officer Luis Remigio, which are
expected to cause significant traffic closures and delays in the
vicinity of Ball Square, Powderhouse Rotary, and West Somerville on
Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
For public safety, and to accommodate the several thousand people
expected to pay their respects over the next two days, vehicle traffic
will be detoured away from the Powderhouse Rotary between 2 and
approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, and 10 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m.
on Friday.
A detour plan is detailed below [and available at
www.somervillema.gov/detours], however we strongly advise that
motorists avoid the Powderhouse Rotary area during funeral services if
at all possible.
We are heartbroken at the loss of one of our finest officers, and we
sincerely thank you for your patience during this difficult time for
our community.
--
College Avenue, Northbound
Traffic detoured onto Kidder Ave, Willow Ave, Broadway, and Boston Ave.
College Avenue, Southbound
Traffic detoured onto Dearborn Ave, Boston Ave, and Broadway
Broadway, Westbound
Traffic detoured right, onto Boston Ave.
Broadway, Eastbound
Traffic detoured onto Wallace St, Holland St, Grove St, and College Ave
Warner Street, Southbound
Traffic detoured on Boston Ave to Broadway
Powderhouse Blvd, Eastbound
Traffic detoured on Packard Ave, Broadway, Wallace St, Holland St,
Grove St, and College Ave
​Theatre@First takes the stage this weekend with six brand new short plays to raise money for hurricane disaster relief!

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival for Hurricane Relief
Saturday, October 14th at 8pm
UNITY SOMERVILLE
Suggested Donation $20


Giving@First is a one-night-only festival of short plays that will be created from page to stage within a 24-hour period. Our talented team of more than 20 writers, directors, and actors will scramble overnight and all day long to create a full festival from scratch! This play-in-a-day event will be a unique experience to see live theatre that is fun, frantic, unforgettable, and for an important cause!

All donations and sales collected at this event will be given to Americares' Hurricane Disaster Relief efforts, which directly aids survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. For every $10 they receive, Americares provides $200 in aid. Help us make a difference in the lives of those in need.

To learn more about Americares and their work, visit their website, Americares.org.

For more information about Giving@First, visit theatreatfirst.org.
​Theatre@First takes the stage this weekend with six brand new short plays to raise money for hurricane disaster relief!

Giving@First: A 24-Hour Play Festival for Hurricane Relief
Saturday, October 14th at 8pm
UNITY SOMERVILLE
Suggested Donation $20


Giving@First is a one-night-only festival of short plays that will be created from page to stage within a 24-hour period. Our talented team of more than 20 writers, directors, and actors will scramble overnight and all day long to create a full festival from scratch! This play-in-a-day event will be a unique experience to see live theatre that is fun, frantic, unforgettable, and for an important cause!

All donations and sales collected at this event will be given to Americares' Hurricane Disaster Relief efforts, which directly aids survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. For every $10 they receive, Americares provides $200 in aid. Help us make a difference in the lives of those in need.

To learn more about Americares and their work, visit their website, Americares.org.

For more information about Giving@First, visit theatreatfirst.org.
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([personal profile] lilysea posting in [community profile] metaquotes Oct. 10th, 2017 09:00 pm)
"I hope he gets the kind of church coffee that relies on faith to make one scant teaspoonful of cheap instant serve thirty members of the congregation."  - [personal profile] sillymouse 

Context is non-believers culturally appropriating churches for nebulous reasons
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([personal profile] redbird posting in [community profile] common_nature Oct. 9th, 2017 02:45 pm)
I photographed this monarch Sunday afternoon in the Native Pollinators' Garden next to the Somerville Community Path. We saw several monarchs in that garden yesterday, when it was sunny; this afternoon was overcast after rain.




I posted this last night, then removed it because I was hoping to shrink the image. I'm having trouble with the photo editing software on my various devices (I'm still getting used to Windows again, and Flickr seems to have removed the option of posting smaller versions of images stored there), so here it is behind a cut.

[Trying once more for a decent-sized photo]
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([personal profile] tassosss posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew Oct. 8th, 2017 05:49 pm)
Just the poll this week.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tanaqui  and I are very grateful for the help.


Hurricane relief
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Poll #18913 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


I

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called my one senator
3 (60.0%)

called my other senator
3 (60.0%)

called my representative
2 (40.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (40.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
3 (60.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (20.0%)

articipated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (16.7%)

took care of myself
1 (16.7%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (16.7%)

did something else
5 (83.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (16.7%)




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([personal profile] manuleanders posting in [community profile] common_nature Oct. 8th, 2017 05:18 pm)
weeds growing out of a window
picture taken in Zagreb, Croatia
"So, fellow ambassadors, where should we designate as the capital, bearing in mind the long history and proud traditions many of our members have and taking into account--"

"The humans will screw anyone, won't they?"

"Um...well...well, yes."

"Earth. If it's not going to be my homeworld, at least make it one where the natives are up for some fun."


As Spock would surely say, the context is only logical, Captain.
Wednesday, Oct 11
6:30-8pm


Paramount Theater - Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111

https://hubweek.org/events/somerville-a-stat-documentary/

Alex Foster. Kevin Sullivan. Sean Curtis. They are all gone. Opioids took them one by one. They had shared a place called Somerville. A new STAT documentary takes an intimate look at a group of friends who grew up together, and who each fell prey to an epidemic.


More details over at the page, and a registration button.

([personal profile] lancedavisward6 posting in [community profile] davis_square Oct. 5th, 2017 05:20 pm)
FOUND: New dress (tags still on it) on Highland Ave near Willow. Message me if you lost one!
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([personal profile] mem_winterhill posting in [community profile] davis_square Oct. 5th, 2017 01:22 pm)
This is actually the sign of fall that usually starts to put me in the mind of the upcoming cold weather--time to get your flu shot! Not only does this protect you from the misery of aches and fever and missed work days, it's a community service to get a shot.

We have neighbors who are getting cancer treatment, and they are counting on you to help us keep the flu away. When my nephew was getting leukemia treatments, I was so worried he'd get an otherwise-preventable infection that would be so hard on him. But--thanks to the neighbors, he was ok and now in remission (and all his vaccinations are back up to speed).

So please--for yourself, for your vulnerable neighbors--get protected.

Schedule available here: https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2017/10/05/free-flu-shot-clinic

X-post from WHNA.
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