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Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking!
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10-20-2011 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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Event: Public Meeting
Location: Somerville High School

http://www.somervillestep.org/files/...akingFlyer.pdf

Thursday, October 20th
at Somerville High School
6:00 PM, Mock Groundbreaking
6:30 PM, Meeting held by MassDOT

I will be making some GLX shirts and selling them there for probably $5 each. (I'd like give them away, but it'll be costing me $5 to make them...)
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking!

Hey!!! Wait a second. We need a commuter rail extension to New Bedford and Fall River first to tie these Gateway Cities and the miles and miles and years and years of track rebuilding involved first before you Commie Pinko Tracy Chapman CD buyers get your needed transit infrastrucure.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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We don't buy CDs, we still buy vinyl singles and LPs.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:14 PM   #4
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Re: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking!

The mayor of Somerville is a really cool dude. He's so involved!
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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The mayor of Somerville is a really cool dude. He's so involved!
Imagine if Boston could have someone forward thinking and involved in such a manner? If only.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Re: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking!

Made the shirts; I have a bunch of mediums and a ton of larges. If you want me to hold one or get a specific size for you, let me know ASAP.
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Re: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking!

...I spot UrbEx... How did you get to hold a shovel and who is that guy with his arm around you??



http://www.somervillestep.org/2011/1..._from_moc.html

and lol@Shoveel Rady. Don't worry. They photographed it when it was spelt right too.
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Re: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking!

The guy with the "D" is creeping me out.
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The guy with the "D" is creeping me out.
Ya totally. He sort of looks like Pete Bouchard. And the girl with the Y is like one of The Shining twins. (sorry for the imagery before bed guys)
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Re: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking!

I got there early and they said, "Hey, can you hold a shovel?" "Sure." And so I got a shovel, lol. When it came time for photoshoot after everyone spoke, someone asked me if I could hand my shovel to the mayor, I said of course, and then the mayor said, "Wait a second, get back here, we can both do this! The more the merrier!" He was awesome, really a great guy! I can certainly see why he was elected.

As for the event itself, dozens of people came out, no idea on an actual number, I'd definitely say about 100, maybe more.

They also had what I believe are the finalized station names at the MassDOT presentation. Ball Sq will be Lowell St, and Brickbottom will be Washington St. Kinda lame, I liked Brickbottom...
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Ball Square is not Lowell Street; those are two different stations.
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Magoun Square*
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #13
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You'll be able to easily walk to Magoun Square from the Lowell Street station, but the station is too far from the square to actually be called Magoun.

I don't know why the Brickbottom station name was changed, unless possibly to allow for a future infill station between Washington Street and Lechmere to have the Brickbottom name.
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