Somerville

By - 4/16/14 - 6:29 am
Windshield snow in Somerville

Rubifruite Tiwesdægs awoke around 5 a.m. in Somerville to this.

By - 4/15/14 - 7:57 am
Die Yuppie Scum

Becca Fitz spotted this relic out with the trash on Winter Hill yesterday:

I'm guessing the yuppie-haters gave up?

By - 4/1/14 - 10:02 am

Shortly after 9 a.m., it seems, fare machines at Red and Green Line stations stopped accepting credit and debit cards, hosing monthly passholders who thought they could just waltz right in, replenish their cards and get on the T.

Just in case riders failed to appreciate the humor of the situation, the T stationed a particularly jocular CSA at Davis, according to Sweetadelinevt:

So

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By - 3/31/14 - 7:45 pm
Rooster in Somerville

Catherine N reports this rooster was walking down Hancock Street in Somerville this evening, which seems kind of appropriate.

By - 3/30/14 - 3:57 pm

Under the School Street bridge, the Somerville News Weekly reports.

By - 3/28/14 - 11:24 am
Game of Thrones in Somerville?

Mel Robertson wonders:

Why is the Game of Thrones throne in the middle of Davis Square?

By - 3/24/14 - 1:14 pm

It started with a conversation with some of my most passionate supporters (right, Spencer?). It led to legislative number 195173 and, today, it was installed. Yes, Ward 5ers, there is a Hubway Bicycle System for Magoun Square at Trum Field!

As I previously reported and Hubway reposted, this past January saw the City considering this location for a Hubway and, today, they... Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 5:41 pm

With Tufts leaving the negotiation table on the Powder House School, the opportunity for the parcel to be developed is down to two candidates, one of which has a very direct connection to Ward 5. As I reported previously, one of the top contenders was Davis Square Partners who submitted a proposal that could bring between significant numbers in annual tax revenue for Somerville.

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By - 3/18/14 - 5:26 pm

The Licensing Commission met last night, approving licenses to exciting new businesses in Somerville.

Taking the agenda out of order, the panel met with representatives from Bibim Restaurant who will be occupying the old McDonald's space at 243 Elm Street. This license was the deciding factor, at least that's how their spokesperson made it seem at the community meeting, on whether they would expand the... Read more

Art

By - 3/18/14 - 7:50 am
Art in Somerville

Either the Not Art guy has changed directions or he has a rival. Chris Devers spotted this visual commentary in Union Square in Somerville yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/16/14 - 9:36 am

Spatch reports on the end of a leader's life in a Union Square parking lot yesterday afternoon:

The sun disappeared behind the only dark clouds to come our way that afternoon. As the crowd was again encouraged to petition Caesar as he walked by, up came Cimber, kiss kiss went Brutus, and stab stab stabbity stab went the assassins, who had covertly passed around

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By - 3/15/14 - 1:04 pm

The mission of The Davis Flea community: to Reclaim, Repurpose, Rediscover and Reconnect continues on Sunday, March 16, 2014 with The Davis Flea Spring Vintage Market at The Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville from 11:00am until 5:00pm.

Rather than focusing on selling new products and crafts, The Davis Flea Spring Vintage Market will showcase dealers selling vintage, collectibles, re-purposed, up-cycled and antique merchandise.... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 11:28 pm

I took the opportunity to attend a community meeting in Ward 6 to learn about a new Korean restaurant, Bibim, looking to occupy the 243 Elm Street space in Davis Square. Also in attendance this evening, were the owners Young and Ed Kim, their attorney, architect, spokesperson, as well as, Alderman At Large Jack Connolly and Director of Economic Development Ed O'Donnell. Ward 6 Alderman... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 10:28 am
Oops in Somerville

Dan Meade reports that not long after he took this photo yesterday, one of the swords went flying into the assembled crowd of onlookers in Union Square. "And that's the roller coaster of life. Everything is going great until it's not," the sheepish swordsman quipped. Nobody was injured.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 1:04 pm

Ken Krause videoed a video by a planner for the Green Line Extension project at a community meeting in Medford last night.

H/t Greg Hum.

By - 2/9/14 - 9:31 am
Flamingo in a tree

H_Boston spotted this flamingo up in a tree in Somerville.

Copyright H_Boston. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/8/14 - 10:11 am

So there's this church on College Avenue in Somerville (quick, which one?) that rarely shovels. Somebody taped a thesis to the door.

Via this Boston Reddit discussion.... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 4:02 pm

Patch, the once promising hyperlocal network, today took a scythe to its remaining workforce, laying off hundreds of employees.

Locally, Chris Orchard, editor of Somerville Patch, announced his layoff. The editors of the Belmont, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Braintree, Charlestown, Hingham, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Melrose, Milton, Roslindale, Waltham, West Roxbury and Weymouth Patch sites were apparently let go - all of their profile... Read more

By - 1/28/14 - 11:51 am

Blame a suspicious package at Davis Square for late-morning bollixity.

By - 1/14/14 - 7:35 pm

Somerville Police are alerting residents that three women have been indecently assaulted in evening and early night hours, mostly recently on Sunday on Hawkins Street in Union Square and Jan. 2 in the area of Porter and Sumner streets.

We wish to alert residents, especially women, to take safety precautions when walking at night. Do not wear ear buds while walking, avoid poorly lit areas,

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