By - 3/20/18 - 12:20 pm

Jay K. reports:

Happy first day of spring!! The Wine trees are starting to bloom in Somerville.

By - 3/7/18 - 2:39 pm

Hubway, the Boston-area bike-share program today announced a deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield that will dramatically increase the number of Hubway bikes and rental stations. Read more.

By - 2/28/18 - 9:02 am
Somerville High School students in protest

Tim Devin watched Somerville High School students get into the positions they've been taught to assume during a school lockdown in a walkout this morning to call for restrictions of guns used for mass murders.

By - 2/26/18 - 11:26 am

WBUR reports on a Someville meeting of alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

By - 2/24/18 - 10:51 am

State Police report they are investigating a crash on Rte. 16 in Somerville last night that ended with a woman being dragged down Rte. 16 for a quarter mile. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 6:32 pm

A train that died near Davis on the Red Line at the height of rush hour caused exactly the sort of delays and crushed riders on platforms that you'd expect.

By - 1/23/18 - 9:57 pm
Snowy owl in Somerville

Meaghan Sinclair spotted this snowy owl in her Somerville neighborhood today.

This has proven to be an "irruption" season for the owls - in which the population of lemmings on which they normally feed exploded, leading to more owl hatchlings - and lots of owls flying south in search of food. Good Morning Gloucester has been following the exploits of a pair of snowy owls there.

By - 1/22/18 - 5:53 pm
People with plastic-wrapped heads

Snoe was waiting for the bus in Union Square in Somerville when she noticed the people connecting their heads via the magic of plastic wrap. "Public art?" she wonders.

By - 1/18/18 - 12:05 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line after a train failed its physical at Davis Square.

By - 1/11/18 - 3:20 pm

Urban Axes plans to open this summer, Bizbash reports.

By - 12/30/17 - 9:46 pm

First Night organizers have called off the 7 p.m. fireworks over the Common, and the 6 p.m. parade that was to precede them because it'll be just too damn cold. The midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor, however, are still on, because presumably the totally sober adults who would watch them outside will be smart enough to dress appropriately.

Also cancelled: Read more.

By - 12/28/17 - 2:51 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train near Davis that thought it could, but coudn't.

By - 12/26/17 - 10:34 am

A federal judge last week tossed Johnny Monsarrat's copyright suit over a Beverly man's Web site that mocked him, because he waited too long under federal law to file the suit. However, US District Court Judge Patti Sarris said Brian Zaiger's counter-suit against Monsarrat could continue. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 9:00 am

Jay Kenney watched firefighters battle a three-alarm fire at 15 Connecticut Ave.>, near I-93, in Somerville, around midnight.

KMV reports the fire was mainly in the building's rear porches.

By - 12/4/17 - 2:19 pm

A federal judge today rejected arguments by Somerville officials that a former Somerville High School student's lawsuit against them over allegations he participated in raping younger students at a city soccer camp was frivolous. Read more.

By - 11/27/17 - 9:45 am
Old Johnny D's in Davis Square

J. Patience took a moment this morning to remember Johnny D's in Davis Square, which shut last year to make way for residential units: Read more.

By - 11/22/17 - 3:28 pm
Petsi Pies line in Somerville

Or as octr202 puts it, Pie crisis at Petsi Pies. This is the line on the side of the pie bakery just to get to the front of the bakery on Beacon Street.

By - 11/21/17 - 7:48 pm
Slow commute on I-93

Shortly before 7 p.m., one of the signboards by the side of I-93 north of the city showed it would take 81 minutes to go just five miles, Caitlin DiMartino reports.

By - 11/17/17 - 3:00 pm

State transportation planners working on the long delayed plans to extend the Green Line past Lechmere will recommend next week that the MBTA hire a consortium of companies to do the work, at a potential cost of no more than $1.1 billion - on top of what the state's already spent on the work. Read more.