Somerville 18 Transcript

Emily Hopkins filed this request with the Somerville City Clerk of Somerville, MA.
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From: Emily Hopkins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

The transcript from the December 3, 2015 Somerville District Court appearance for the remaining Somerville 18 defendants. (Somerville 18 refers to the protesters who blocked I-93 in early 2015.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Emily Hopkins

From: David Shapiro

Dear Ms. Hopkins,

In response to your public records request below, the City of Somerville does not possess the requested transcripts. You may wish to direct your request to the Somerville District Court.

David Shapiro

David Shapiro
Assistant City Solicitor
City of Somerville
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-625-6600 Extn. 4409
Fax: 617-776-8847<>

From: Emily Hopkins


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Emily Hopkins


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