Somerville Named State’s Healthiest City

SOMERVILLE (CBS) – It’s been a good month for the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. First it was named the state’s 2010 healthiest city by the Massachusetts Health Council for its Shape Up Somerville program and its efforts to fight childhood obesity.

Then on Wednesday, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Congressman Mike Capuano announced that Somerville will receive $1,800,000.00 in federal funding to complete a comprehensive citywide transporation plan and capitalize on the six new rapid transit stations that will come to Somerville by 2015.

In a statment, Senator Kerry said, “A streamlined, modernized transit system means a better commute for everyone who lives or works in Somerville.”

Representative Capuano said, “This federal funding will help the City of Somerville as it prepares for the Green Line, increasing the resources available to implement a thoughtful approach to transit oriented development planning.”

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