Somerville

By - 7/28/14 - 11:36 am

Eric Williams reports:

Multiple gas leaks shutting down Davis Square, businesses being evacuated one by one.

UPDATE: Williams reported at 11:48 that his Elm Street building was cleared for re-entry.

By - 7/27/14 - 2:38 pm
Beasts

Dev reports Highland Avenue is shut today so that

THE BEASTS MAY ROAM!

Or it's the city's monthly SomerStreets festival.

By - 7/23/14 - 8:37 pm
Missing Woody

Jerad Lewis found Woody just lying there in Union Square.

By - 7/14/14 - 5:36 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports AvalonBay is just pleased as punch that it's charging less for an apartment at its new Assembly Row building than for a comparable unit in the Back Bay. Life is good.

By - 7/9/14 - 7:21 am

Somerville Nieghborhood News interviews the Not Art guy, who lives in Somerville:

In the past, creating ‘not art’ was something he did for fun. But this year, after he lost two food service jobs in three months, he decided it was a sign that he should pursue art full-time. ... "I'm planning on staying here,” he said. "I'm not going to be moving to

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By - 7/5/14 - 10:48 am

This site has video of a Somerville cop who just walks back and forth in a crosswalk, signaling drivers who don't stop for him to a uniformed cop in a nearby cruiser, who then pulls the Massholes over and issues them citations. For some reason, the site thinks trying to keep drivers from plowing into pedestrians who have the right of way is wrong.... Read more

By - 7/3/14 - 10:47 pm
Lightning over Somerville

Boom! Lightning over Somerville. Photo by R.S.Y. Buchanan.

They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.

Christopher reports:

Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the

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By - 6/24/14 - 7:59 am
Bees in their new home in Somerville

Hudson Street bees enter their new home.

When Peter Montague heard about the bee swarm on Hudson Street in Somerville yesterday, he knew just what to do.

Montague, a graduate of the North Bennet Street school who teaches residential construction at YouthBuild Just-A-Start, whipped out some wood and tools and built an impromptu beehive.

And as you can see from the photo, it worked.

Wrangled a swarm of bees

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By - 6/23/14 - 11:24 am

Mel Barrett reports a dangerous situation on Hudson Street: A swarm of bees just swarming like nobody's business.

They surrounded our car. BE CAREFUL.

Last year:
Uphams Corner was buzzing.

By - 6/18/14 - 3:25 pm

Abigail Taylor asks:

Favorite fish market to purchase littleneck clams near Cambridge/Somerville?

By - 6/17/14 - 8:10 am
Crowded Davis Square Red Line stop

The scene at Davis. Photo by H.

Around 7:50 a.m., a Red Line train ascended in Elijah's whirlwind at Alewife. That was about an hour after train 804 from Providence breathed it last, leaving commuters just hanging around Mansfield until the 806 could get to them, as Joe shows:

By - 6/16/14 - 8:38 am
A Brazil pickup truck in East Somerville

One guess whom this guy is backing in the World Cup. Spotted by Dan Meade in East Somerville yesterday.

Copyright Dan Meade. Tagged as universalhub on Flicker.

By - 6/13/14 - 5:26 pm

Somerville Police report arresting a man on charges he was going around town collecting money for the "Somerville Babe Ruth Baseball Fund" and then just pocketing the proceeds. Police say the guy, 54, wasn't working alone:

This is an active and ongoing investigation and other parties are believed to be involved. If any businesses or individuals believe they have scammed in this manner, please

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By - 6/13/14 - 4:42 pm

Vanyaland reports some goon lifted the Jimmy Fund can from the bar at Bull McCabe's in Union Square, Somerville, earlier this week - and that a surveillance camera caught him in the act.

By - 6/11/14 - 9:47 pm

Shortly after 8:15 p.m., Union Square went dark, the victim, Nstar says, of "damage to high voltage equipment." It proved an inconvenience to many, but a lucky few found it kind of nice, as Spatch reports:

Power outage in Union Square; the block with Bronwyn was affected. Anniversary dinner in growing darkness is very romantic.

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By - 6/11/14 - 8:38 am
Crowded platform at Davis

Riders sigh and stew at Davis. Photo by David McFadden.

Nothing like a dead train inbound at Davis to make for a fun morning commute.

By - 6/8/14 - 10:28 pm
Gracie's Ice Cream

Julie spotted this sign on the old Sherman Market space in Union Square today.

The Web site doesn't offer any more specifics.

By - 6/1/14 - 10:45 am

Don't Look Down, Beantown ambles about Assembly Row, the new mixed-use development going up in Somerville, likes the way it's coming together:

From materials to patterns, the faces of each building stand out from one another. Planned downtowns like this often run the danger of blending into a forgettable vanilla (nothing planned all at once could meet the eclectic nature of, say, Government Center

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By - 5/28/14 - 9:19 am
Debris in Somerville

Roving UHub photographer Nick reports:

there was what I can only assume was more than a simple fender bender a week ago on the Arlington/Somerville line at the intersection of Route 16 and Broadway. The debris from the accident is all on the Somerville side of the street: parts of a quarter panel, side mirrors, lots of glass. One enterprising young (five-year-old?) kid was jumping

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