At 5 a.m. today, the MBTA opened the new Assembly station on the Orange Line (the first new T stop since the T opened the new version of the Orange Line south of Chinatown in 1987). Stuart Spina was on hand and captured Ruthy Rickenbacker becoming the first paying passenger at the station.
Get ready for the Tiny House Festival on Sept. 20 at 10 Poplar St.:
Our hope is that a group of tiny houses will take residence in this large city lot in Somerville to create a temporary village from Friday September 19 through Sunday, September 21. While the houses are there, the space will hold several events including a craft fair and festival,... Read more
The official T alert - in their usual quirky fashion
Starting Tuesday - Orange Line Change
Assembly Station will be open for regularly scheduled Orange Line train service beginning at the start of service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Last updated: Aug 29 2014 07:14 AM
Passing by there earlier this afternoon, I noted that one of the platform signs... Read more
MBTAinfo notes you can tell the new Assembly stop on the Orange Line is almost ready for business because they've installed the benches and station-name signs, although hopefully Hulk smash neither.
Once the largest multi-screen complex in New England, the theatre showed its last movie in January 2007. It had been sitting vacant and abandoned ever since. The property owner has... Read more
Alderman Jack Connolly reports Roche Bros. is expressing interest in the ground floor of the Social Security building - to the point of setting a Sept. 10 date for a meeting with residents about the idea.
Ward 5’s aldermen and residents are mostly happy the Green Line will reach the neighborhood in the near future, but they are worried about the side effects.
“The Green Line will create half a dozen new subway stops in Somerville through the heart of the city and give us the kind of public transportation that we deserve,” Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang told Somerville Neighborhood... Read more
At a recent “Space in Between” meeting hosted by Union Square Main Streets and Union Square Neighbors, participants and presenters said they hope the redeveloped square has plenty of art and open space.
The July 31 meeting was the second of three focused on “Art, Green Space and the Public Realm.”
Speaking to a group of about 40 residents, artist Jason Turgeon said: “Let’s make... Read more
As in other cities that are home to immigrants, recently arrived child migrants have been arriving and will soon be going to school. How is the city preparing?
Learn more and attend a rally in this segment from Somerville Neighborhood News #21.
Drive through the new Assembly Row project, past the giant Lego giraffe, the Winter Hill Yacht Club and the new Orange Line station and you wind up at a little cul de sac in a grassy area on the banks of the Mystic River that's a cool place to see the confluence of nature and the working parts of modern civilization.
Just beyond the Orange... Read more
Somerville Community Access Television is happy to announce a collaborative film screening event with the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) and Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMI). During this event, there will be 6 student films screened. RSVP HERE!
Below is more information on the films that will be featured:
1. The Art of Being Hurt | 7:15 min | Director, Xavery Robin | Boston... Read more
Latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast
Aug. 12, 2014 – Meet the director of the city’s Market Basket, go to a meeting with Union Square residents to discuss public space in the neighborhood, check out the dogs and dog-lovers who also love canine-adoption, go with immigrant service providers to a meeting to figure out how to help the unaccompanied minors arriving in the city, Also, ward 5... Read more
Teresa Gorman asks:
Looking for empty lot or park to practice biking in Cambridge or Somerville.Ideas?
Jordan Munson asks:
Any ideas on where a guy could get some dry ice in Camberville this evening?
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Somerville cupcakery has closed.
Somerville, MA, July 29, 2014 – While pleased the grounding of the McGrath highway is moving forward, residents and local elected officials who attended a recent meeting told Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) representatives that they want to make sure everyone is kept updated on planning and construction, and that the project is well-coordinated with other work going on around the city.
“As things change... Read more
Somerville, MA, July 29 – “It was really hard to come back,” the veteran explained, quietly. “My whole family was telling me that I was someone different, someone that basically they didn’t recognize. You come back and you just try to live a normal life, and it’s not really possible to do that.”
Military veterans face terrible odds when they return from conflict. A recent... Read more
Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues and information impacting Somerville residents.
Boston, MA, July 30, 2014
At least one thousand people, some of them from Somerville,... Read more