By - 9/23/15 - 11:16 am
Hawk in Somerville

Aram Boghosian reports he opened his window in East Somerville this morning to find a rather large bird staring back at him.

By - 9/20/15 - 5:11 pm
Turkey at gas station in Somerville

Claire Blechman reports spotting this turkey apparently seeking an inspection today at a gas station on Beacon Street in Somerville, heading towards Inman Square.

By - 9/20/15 - 11:25 am
Preying mantis in Somerville

LadyLazerJ couldn't help but notice this praying mantis on her Somerville porch railing yesterday.

Among her tags for the photo: Read more.

By - 9/15/15 - 7:51 am

Elizabeth Weinbloom, running for alderman in Somerville's Ward 6, has her own campaign song, a protest against rising rents performed by Amy Kucharik that harkens back to the original Charlie on the MTA - a campaign song for Walter O'Brien, the Progressive Party's candidate for Boston mayor in 1948.

Jackson, who dropped his first campaign song in 2009, updated his catalog this month with "The Tito Dance:" Read more.

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, 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.