Sites about local Somerville, Massachusetts society and culture. Somerville society is a mixture of blue-collar working class families with more affluent families and technology workers from the expansion of Boston and Cambridge. There is a large and diverse immigrant community, including many Haitians and Indians, while the older families tend to Irish and Italian origins. Religion is varied, but more heavily Catholic than many communities in the state. Politics tend to be conservative Democratic, becoming more socially liberal with the Cambridge influx.

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ACCION
International non-profit microlending organization that fights poverty by providing microcredit and supporting economic and sustainable development.
RESPOND, Inc.
Domestic violence support organization. Information on services, definition of abuse, and group history.
Somerville Bicycle Committee
Ad-hoc advocacy group who want to improve bicycling in the Seven Hills City. Education projects, Somerville tour, path extension, meeting minutes.
Somerville Road Runners
Jogging club with details on upcoming races
The Weavers' Guild of Boston
Founded in 1922, the oldest weavers guild in the United States. Somerville monthly meetings. Program plans, member benefits, individual teachers and weavers, classified ads.
The Welcome Project
Organizes immigrant groups at the Mystic Public Housing Development. Includes information about projects, staff profiles, and pictures of the community garden.
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