Somerville

By - 5/5/16 - 11:19 pm

The Cambridge Civic Journal has the statement from Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Cambridge City Manager Richard Rossi for a pledge of $75 million - $50 million from Somerville and $25 million from Cambridge - toward the cost of building the Green Line Extension from Lechmere towards Medford: Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 9:00 am

The Crimson reports a total of 16 confirmed mumps cases at Harvard, with some cases now also reported at Tufts and BU.

By - 3/19/16 - 12:04 pm
Empty bottles at Davis station on the Red Line

Andrew Ferreira came upon this scene at Davis Square, the morning after the last late-night subway trains ran.

By - 3/17/16 - 12:22 pm
Brian Hurley

Waltham Police report they are looking for Brian Hurley, 34, of Somerville, for the armed robbery of Kev's Kwik Mart, 909 Main St., on Monday; he used a butcher knife.

Police say Hurley, 5'10" and 160 lbs., could be on foot or maybe public transportation somewhere in Waltham, Belmont or Somerville. They add: Read more.

By - 3/13/16 - 7:09 pm
Johnn D's goodbye

Mark Novak was among the people who crowded in front of Johnny D's to say goodbye this evening.

Jean Nagy shows us some of the dance party in the street: Read more.

By - 2/27/16 - 8:48 am
Boston Hassle telethon image

Boston Hassle's telethon goes live at 10 a.m. on March 4 on the Somerville cable-access channel and runs through 10 a.m. the next day.

Backers hope to use funds raised from the 24 hours of "science experiments, poetry, sketch comedy, presentations, demonstrations, live music, music videos, children’s reading time, magicians, sad pet tricks, puppets [and] drag" to secure "an independent art space/venue somewhere in the city."

People without access to Somerville cable TV will be able to listen online.

By - 2/24/16 - 4:49 pm

Wynn said it's put is $1.7-billion Everett casino on hold until after state officials rule on environmental objections filed by the city of Somerville.

This includes canceling plans for hiring 4,000 construction workers and a formal April groundbreaking, Wynn says.

The company took no similar actions while fighting the city of Boston's federal lawsuit, which, granted grew increasingly unlikely to succeed the more a judge read Boston's legal pleadings.

By - 2/18/16 - 11:16 am
I don't always make memes, but when I do, they're about the Green Line Extension

Meme created by Kristin MacDougall.

Wicked Local Somerville reports the city of Somerville is planning on spending $25,000 to $35,000 to hire a PR company to push back against the nay-saying nellies at the state:

As state officials consider cutting the Green Line Extension, Somerville is hiring a PR firm to promote the project via placed interviews and op-eds, Reddit Ask Me Anything forums and "memes."

By - 2/17/16 - 11:09 pm

Michael J. Epstein, a Somerville musician and filmmaker who has given us, among other things, the Boston version of the opening of The Prisoner, is leaving for Los Angeles this fall along with his partner Sophia Cacciola. Epstein cites a number of reasons, including the weather, but writes the move is ultimately about the frustrations and limitations of the creative world in the Boston area:

Every year, more and more of our friends give up and move outside the city because they can no longer afford the rent. Boston, as a community and as an institution, fails to support startup and mid-level arts groups. ...

This deficit means that the city fails to attract the types of infrastructure that result in creative workers getting paid fair wages. For our needs, that means that there are very few record labels, booking agencies, feature-film production houses, film distribution companies, etc. We personally just can’t rely on crowdfunding and accumulating debt forever, and we can’t work under those financial restrictions to do better than we are now. We are just killing ourselves to pull off anything serious on tiny budgets. The true cost of this failure to value creative work is that people like us are significantly burdened by staying, and we are driven to leave. We’d prefer to stay, but it’s self-sabotaging to wait for sociopolitical miracles.

By - 2/17/16 - 12:31 pm
Gottesfeld

The US Attorney's office reports the arrest of Martin Gottesfeld, 31, on charges he worked with the group Anonymous to disrupt the Children's Hospital computer network over its handling of the Justina Pelletier case. Read more.

By - 2/6/16 - 12:28 am
Seven Hills Park after the snowstorm

Ron Newman went for a walk in Seven Hills Park behind Davis Square in Somerville around 5 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Adam Castiglioni went for a walk in what, at least for a while, was the Rose Kennedy Whiteway: Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 10:12 am

Somerville Police say they've arrested Terrence Morrison, 21, of Cambridge, on car-theft charges - following yesterday's massive search by Somerville and Cambridge officers and a State Police helicopter, that was sparked when he fled from police and pushed an elderly man in his haste to get away, before finding an open basement door. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 11:02 pm

The T just issued a "severe delays" alert for southbound trains due to track issues at Assembly Square.

By - 2/3/16 - 9:44 am

Even a State Police helicopter got brought in for the search as Cambridge and Somerville officers blocked some streets. The city of Somerville tweeted:

State police chopper over Somerville is assisting in search for repeat car thief. Not considered dangerous.

By - 1/29/16 - 10:37 am
Gabriel Castillo Perez

Wanted: Gabriel Castillo Perez

UPDATE: Captured in Everett.

Somerville Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a person walking around the Union Square area with handcuffs on: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 12:30 am
Stolen pomeranians

Police and the owners of Cleopatra and Caesar are pleading for their return after they were taken from a home on Summer Street Tuesday evening.

Their owners write: Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 6:49 pm

The State House News Service reports state Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville) is sponsoring a bill to fine Globe Direct and other direct marketers up to $1,500 if they keep sending their stuff to people who ask them to stop.

[Provost] unloaded a heap of Globe Direct mailers before the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, saying they had accrued around her doorstep after she attempted to be removed from the distribution list.

The Globe recently began switching Globe Direct from private deliverers to the postal service.