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All Somerville Edition! Green Line Extension, Gentrification

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SOMERVILLE—Board of Aldermen candidate Elizabeth Weinbloom and musician Amy Kucharik produced a tune called "Somerville Song: A Ballad of Rising Rents" about the rapid gentrification of the Brooklyn branch office. Sample lyric: "I'm only going broke/Something's got to give." [YouTube/Boston Daily]
SOMERVILLE/MEDFORD—The Green Line extension troubles may stem from the way the MBTA picks contractors for development projects: "Under the 'construction manager/general contractor' process currently being used, the T chooses companies to design and build the projects based not on a fixed price, but on their expertise proven by other past projects." [Globe]