A commentary by Fred Berman and Lori Segal
Governor Patrick can do a lot that will benefit the City of Somerville.
Understandably, Somerville residents and elected officials will be focused on the level of Local Aid, which provides essential funding for schools and police and fire protection.
But there are many other needs that have languished under prior Administrations, and that Gov. Patrick has recognized and indicated his willingness to tackle.
Fred Berman and Lori Segal
If he can be successful in reinvigorating our community colleges, that would make a huge difference for Somerville residents who now feel closed out of this important stepping stone to economic stability.
Somerville’s hopes for Green Line expansion and for a T stop at Assembly Square are far more likely to be realized if he makes good on his commitment to public transportation.