Somerville

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...

About this segment: Union Square Main Streets staff and board...Read more

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.Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 1:51 pm

Greater Somerville: Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief Fallon

Join Greater Somerville co-host, Joe Lynch, as he interviews Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief David Fallon. They discuss the current race relations climate here in Somerville, statistics and lessons learned from Ferguson, MO, New York and elsewhere. This a three-part series that will air on SCATV Channel 3 and online.

(C) SCATV 2015...Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 10:43 am

Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults! Join your neighbors for a special film screening at Davis Sq. Theater on June 20th at 3pm.

Saturday, June 20th! Jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasn’t changed much? The full line-up of videos will...Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 10:33 am

State Representative Denise Provost is “appalled” with what is going on in Washington, DC.

The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S. Congress, but two trade agreements being negotiated in secret by the Barack Obama administration – the Transpacific Trade Agreement (TPPA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) – could have severe impact on the state...Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 10:27 am

Students and alumni associated with Tufts Climate Action ended a three-day sit-in of Tufts President Anthony Monaco’s office on April 24th, claiming partial victory on their demand to meet with the administration to discuss why Tufts should divest from fossil fuel-related companies.

“We have secured meetings next semester with various members of the Board [of Trustees], including hopefully Peter Golan, who is the Chairman of...Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 10:22 am

A new, all-affordable apartment building will soon rise on the site of the old Boys & Girls Club, but it’s being built – in part – with non-union labor, which is dividing the city’s usually tight progressive community.

The $11 million dollar project that will rise at 181 Washington Street

is being constructed with federal, state and city money by the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC),...Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 10:20 am

Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.

During the first three months of 2015, at least six people died; double the number who died in all of 2013, according to the Somerville Police Department.

“One is too many,” Somerville Police Chief David Fallon told Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN)....Read more

By - 5/6/15 - 12:17 pm

In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is “appalled” with the trade deals being made in Washington, learn about the Tufts protests to support part-time janitors, go to the Boston Marathon with the Somerville Road Runners, learn more about the heroin...Read more

By - 5/5/15 - 2:02 pm

A federal appeals court today dismissed a suit brought against a firetruck manufacturer by the estate of a Somerville woman who was fatally struck by a hose nozzle flapping loose from the back of a Cambridge firetruck as she waited for it to pass in 2010. Read more.Read more

By - 5/4/15 - 7:02 am
Blooming cherry trees in Somerville

Ocschwar enjoyed some flowering trees in Conway Park in Somerville the other day.

Over in the Fenway, meanwhile, Views of the Northeast took in the Art in Bloom exhibit at the MFA (more info on the show). Read more

By - 4/28/15 - 7:16 pm

Boing Boing introduces us to the Somerville Tool Library, which lends out stuff like drills and hedge trimmers rather than books.Read more

By - 4/28/15 - 5:42 pm

You may have heard how police in Baltimore announced a "credible threat" by gangs to attack officers. Seems they put a bulletin to that effect up on a network used by police departments across the country. Patch, the former AOL hyperlocal network, immediately posted stories on its sites across eastern Massachusetts with headlines blaring:

'Credible threat' warning issued that gangs might target [name of town]...Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 11:54 am

Tufts installed a new Jumbo the Elephant today. The original, actual Jumbo, a gift of P.T. Barnum himself, went up in flames in 1975....Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 5:11 pm
Wanted in Somerville

Somerville Police report two women were robbed and then beaten with a gun at South and Willow streets around 9:15 p.m. on Monday.

Police say the two women were surrounded by four males and add:

One suspect displayed a firearm and, despite encountering no resistance, pistol-whipped both victims.

He's described as Hispanic, between 16 and 19, with dark, close-cropped hair and a thin mustache;...Read more

By - 3/26/15 - 8:26 pm

SCATV's Potluck & Lecture Series presents: The Business of Filmmaking

In the spirit of collaboration & community, please join us for our next Potluck and Lecture Series on Monday, March 30th at 7pm. It is free and open to the general public.

We will hear from Matt Martino of SVG Films LLC, and the director of "Chainsaw Maidens from Hell." He will talk about his...Read more

By - 3/26/15 - 6:31 pm

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.

“Whose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!” the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like “Development without displacement” and “Community Benefits Agreement ≠ City Benefits Agreement.”

About 12...Read more

By - 3/26/15 - 6:19 pm

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – A number of community groups, non-profits, business owners and residents are not happy with the ongoing planning process for the redevelopment of Union Square.

About 12 acres, located on seven blocks of real estate, are slated to be redeveloped by a master developer, chosen by the City last year. Union Square Station Associates, or US2, is a consortium of...Read more

By - 3/20/15 - 8:06 am
Car fire on Highland Avenue in Somerville

UPDATE, 10:40 a.m. The city of Somerville reports McGrath Highway is open again.

Jared was on scene for what he described as a "brutal accident" at McGrath Highway and Highland Avenue in Somerville shortly before 8 a.m.

David Robichaud reports several cars were involved and that there are injuries.

The intersection could be shut for several hours as State Police clear...Read more

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