Somerville

By - 8/24/15 - 2:54 pm

The Herald reports state officials now think extending the Green Line through Somerville might cost upwards of $3 billion - and the federal government has only committed to $1 billion of that, and might take that away if state officials can't figure out how to pay for the rest, which apparently they're have trouble doing.

By - 8/16/15 - 12:21 pm
Fire twirler in Somerville's Union Square

Greg Cook took in the Ignite festival in Union Square last night.

By - 8/7/15 - 1:34 pm

Greg Cook, who in year's past has organized the Saddest Parade on Earth, is working with the Somerville Arts Council on a pity party in Union Square next month:

We’re looking for bands to play 20 minutes sets of sad songs (classic covers as well as depressing originals). We’ll provide a “back line” (amps, mics, etc.), but musicians have to bring their own drums and other instruments. We’re seeking facepainters to paint tears and other sad stuff on visitors’ faces. We’re seeking artists, writers and performers to offer sad visuals, readings and so on. We’re looking more for funny sad than sad sad, but surprise us with your best melancholia.

By - 8/4/15 - 8:10 am
Cloud over Somerville

Teeheehee looked northwest from Somerville as the storm came in this morning.

Earlier in the morning, Leah Klein watched the sun come up over Eagle Hill in East Boston: Read more.

By - 8/3/15 - 1:08 pm

Joe Curtatone doesn't hold back when talking to the Herald about Jindal over illegal immigrants and "sanctuary" cities such as Somerville.

By - 8/3/15 - 9:24 am

Carl Stevens is on scene where a tractor trailer driver learned too late his vehicle was just too high for the bridge carrying the Lowell Line over Washington Street - which means Lowell Line trains are now delayed, of course.

By - 7/19/15 - 5:16 pm

The Globe reports.

By - 7/19/15 - 9:53 am
Flame-broiled Fluff cone

Brad Kelly shows us the blow-torch technique that Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, uses to prepare their Fluff-coated sugar cones. "Tasty," he reports.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 7/13/15 - 10:17 pm
Line outside the Burren in Davis Square

Maxsimile shows us the line outside the Burren in Davis Square, where U2 was supposed to be doing a little show on their night off tonight. As of 10:15 p.m., no sign of them.

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. The band itself tweeted:

Hope you're enjoying the Guinness @burrenmusic in Somerville, but don't fall for tall stories about a certain band from Dublin showing up...

By - 7/7/15 - 9:24 am
Sign at florist in Somerville

Jennifer spotted this sign on the Somerville side of Porter Square this morning.

By - 7/1/15 - 5:03 pm

Pennypackers in Magoun Square shut at 5 today because Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are filming their movie outside. They're not being compensated for the lost business, though:

Because we were told we can stay open if we want- but they're shutting the street down to the public.

Via Drew Starr.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:02 pm

Summer is here and so is our next batch of media production classes. There are some great classes to sign up for! If you haven't already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted tuition rates. You can find the online of all our classes here and below are the upcoming classes:

By - 6/19/15 - 10:50 am

The Mystic River Watershed Association ponders all the dead fish floating to the top of the Mystic of late, concludes it's probably a natural phenomenon, unrelated to either possible oil spills or low amounts of oxygen in the water: Read more.

By - 6/17/15 - 6:27 pm
Dead fish in the Mystic River

Michael Marshall went out for his usual afternoon jog in the Mystic River Reservation just upriver from Assembly Row - and was struck by the sight of "dozens, if not hundreds, of these large fish. All dead."

He says he reported the fish kill to DCR, adds: "There was also this strange orange boat with wheels churning the water. I wondered if that had anything to do with it." Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 8:44 pm

Somerville yesterday asked a federal judge to keep the state from making it hand over the names, addresses and phone numbers of Somerville residents with parking permits to a Globe reporter. Read more.

By - 5/25/15 - 8:42 am
Old Budd car in Somerville

Chris Silverio photographed the old Budd cars in the Somerville yards outside North Station. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 11:05 am

Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20...

By - 5/15/15 - 5:31 pm

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. at 872 Broadway, Brian Kerins reports. Broadway is shut in both directions. Photo.

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