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April 17, 2013

This past Monday, we were on WGBH radio (Boston's NPR!), talking about the Somerville Stock Exchange. Here's the audio. Our part starts around the 1 hour, 22 minute mark.

April 3, 2013

We finished our final quarterly report. It's available as a free PDF here.

It's 183 pages of Somerville-y goodness. It's got charts and graphs, and a whole slew of stories about what Somervillians are doing to make their town a better place. Enjoy!

April 2, 2013

And here are the final stock values!

Community: $27.10
Environment: $14.51
Creative: $17.33

And here's a really great article that the Somerville Patch wrote about the Exchange.

April 1, 2013

Ok, we're working on the final stock prices. Check back tomorrow!

And in the meantime, take a look at this really nice article that the Somerville Beat wrote about the project!

March 31, 2013

And... that's the closing bell, folks!

We've just posted the final stock values. And soon, we'll put up the final stock reports. Check back soon...

...and thanks to everyone who helped make this project so successful!

PS-- Here's a short article about our closing day in the Boston Globe.

March 28, 2013

The Somerville News ran a nice story about the Exchange here.

And there's still time to get stock! Just email us at somerville.stock.exchange@gmail.com .

March 21, 2013

Just 10 more days, everyone. If you want stocks, just get in touch!

January 13, 2013

And... we're back! We just updated the stock prices a few days early.

And yesterday, Tim was on Unreglar Radio's "Two hotheads: where activism happens" show today, talking about the Somerville Stock Exchange and community involvement. It was a great program-- James and Laura from the Mass Pirate Party talked about online privacy, keeping the internet open, and creative commons. An activist named Garrett talked about fighting the TSA's policy of random searches on the subway; and the hosts talked about drug reform.

January 1, 2013

Happy new year, everybody!

We're taking a break, so there will be no stock updates til January 15th-- but...

...we did prepare the 3rd quarterly report. It's an 86-page monster, full of stories of community involvement! Good ideas about how to be environmentally-friendly! And creative endeavors! All written by Somerville residents.

Here's the PDF.

December 1, 2012

Tomorrow, we'll have a table at the Local Is For Lovers event at the Armory. We'll be there from 11am til 5pm.

Stop by to earn "Somerville stocks" by sharing what you're doing the make Somerville a better place, or by making a donation to a local nonprofit. Or to get ideas by seeing what others are doing. Or...just to say hi!

Here's a professional sign we made for the event, out of thumb tacks, yarn and foam core.

November 14, 2012

And we're back in business after a break! The new stock values are up. Take a look...

November 3, 2012

We wandered around Somerville this weekend, putting up new flyers about the project.

Here are two of them.

November 1, 2012

Hi everybody-- We're taking a vacation, and aren't updating stock prices today. Tune back in on November 15th!

October 19, 2012

J. Marechal wrote a really nice story about the Exchange for Spare Change News. The article is online, but be sure to buy a copy-- the organization benefits homeless folks.

October 9, 2012

We wrote a short piece about the Exchange for Shareable (which is an amazing website about alternative economies and sharing). Here's the link

October 1, 2012

Big upset, as Community stocks fall 25%!
Read all about in the forums, and also...

...in our second quarterly report-- which has 62 jam-packed pages.

August 15, 2012

We just got word that we'll have a table at the Spoke festival in Union Square on 9/8. Very excited. Check back soon for details.

And... here's the 7th Somerville Stock Report for Patch.

July 29, 2012

We updated the stock prices a few days early, so we could close shop for a few days.

Big shake up in stock values! Community stocks fall from first place to last place. Creative stocks almost take first place! Read all about it in the forum...

July 13, 2012

We just finished the first quarterly report. It's a 40-page PDF full of charts and graphs about the project's first 90s days. It also lists all of the wonderful things people are doing to make Somerville a better place.

Here's the PDF. Get in touch if you want a printed copy!

July 6, 2012

Just added links to all of the stock reports we wrote for Somerville Patch. Here's where you can find them.

July 5, 2012

On Satury, July 7th, we'll have a table at the Union Square Farmers Market. We'll be there from 9am to 1pm. Stop by and say hi-- and get some stocks!

June 15, 2012

And... here's the Somerville Stock Report for Patch. (Everytime we update the stocks, we also write an article for Patch about why stocks have their new prices.)

June 14, 2012

We did the update a day early this week. Surprise!

Community stocks are through the roof, and after such a slow start! Read all about in the community forum.

June 3, 2012

We are going to have a table at the SomerStreet festival today. Stop by and say hi!

June 1, 2012

We updated stock values today (Community was the big winner, once again!); and wrote about the reasons stock values changed for Patch.

May 31, 2012

Susan Johnston wrote a very very nice article about us for the Boston Globe today. Thanks Susan!

May 15, 2012

We wrote our second blog post ("Somerville Stock report") for Patch. It explains all the reasons that stock "values" changed. Take a look!

Also: Aaron Dentel-Post wrote a really really nice article about the Exchange for the Somerville Scout today. Thanks Aaron!

May 11, 2012

We just confirmed that we'll have tabling space at the SomerStreet/FossFest street festival on Sunday, June 3rd. Stop by!

May 3, 2012

Chris Orchard wrote a really nice article about us for Somerville Patch. Thanks Chris!

May 2, 2012

Somerville Patch is letting us blog about this project. Twice a month, when we update share values, we'll also write a short article about why the values have changed. Here's the first article.

May 1, 2012

And... shares go up even further! See the forum pages for more details.

April 28, 2012

We just got word that we'll have table space at the Union Square Farmers Market on Saturday, July 7th. Very excited to be part of the market!

We're working on some more tabling events. More soon!

April 15, 2012

We updated the stock values for the first time-- and added information to the forum pages. The forum pages show information about what different community are doing to make Somerville a better place-- as well as some news stories and current events that have impacted life in Somerville.

This is something we'll do twice every month. Check back for updates-- or follow us on Facebook or join our email list by emailing us at somerville.stock.exchange@gmail.com . Thanks!

March 31, 2012

And... we're open for business, folks! Get in touch!


January 26, 2012

We just partnered with our third nonprofit-- Somerville Climate Action. Any money you donate through this project for the environment will go to SCA.


January 18, 2012

And now we're on Facebook. Connect with us here.


January 17, 2012

And our website is live! Hello world! In March, you'll be able to acquire Somerville Stock Exchange shares!


December 19, 2011


We've partnered with both the Somerville Arts Council, and the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Donations for the arts that are made through this project will go to the Arts Council--while donations for community will go to the Homeless Coalition.




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Community: $27.10
Environment: $14.51
Creative: $17.33