By - 11/24/15 - 5:49 pm

The local craft brewers are calling it a day, with their last beer to ship in a couple weeks:

We hope our beers brought you joy and brought you closer together. There’s no greater goal for a batch of beer or a project like ours.

After seven years it’s time to draw the curtains and head off to a new adventure. A poorly drawn grain of barley called Jack D’Or made this whole thing possible. He’ll be coming with us.

Cheers to you all.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 11/22/15 - 3:22 pm
I-93 car fire

Cara and Christopher report a car fire on I-93 northbound at the Charlestown/Somerville line that can be smelled from the Community College T stop and which now has traffic backed to the tunnel.

By - 11/13/15 - 9:35 am

Toyota, which makes Lexus cars, is suing a Somerville wedding photographer using the name Lexus Studios, alleging that is causing the auto giant "irreparable injury" and demanding he rip up all his business cards and signs and pay damages and lawyers' fees.

Toyota's suit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, says the company has been trying since 2012 to get Paolo Pacheco to change the name of his business because people might think the studio has something to do with Lexus cars.

Complete Toyota complaint.

By - 11/12/15 - 10:38 pm

Fans of the Long Now Foundation, which looks at projects that could last 10,000 years, are holding a get together at the Burren in Davis Square next week, to see if there's enough interest to start a local chapter.

By - 11/4/15 - 3:49 pm

Erin Butcher, artistic director of Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company explains why performing in Somerville's Powder House Park means she will never do all-female outdoor performances again:

Vaguely, in the back of my head I must have known that a few homeless fellows would populate a public park in summer every now and then. But I really didn’t think much of it. I would be there every day anyway if there were any problems, and I had very rarely ever been approached by any homeless people in Somerville in my 4 years of living there… so it would be fine….

It was not fine. ...

By - 11/3/15 - 8:43 am
White pants and no shoes at Davis Square on the Red Line

Slam reports this guy with no shoes - and white pants after Labor Day - got on the Red Line with him at Davis Square this morning.

Still on our train at Charles MGH... Bold to say the least.

By - 10/21/15 - 10:48 am

Makezine interviews Tom Sanfilippo on his acquisition of a broken-down old electron microscope from Harvard and his journey to getting it to work again. One of the first problems: All the manuals were in German.

Via Jon Ghostian.

By - 10/11/15 - 11:45 pm

Greg Cook took in the tenth annual Honk festival, both yesterday.

Mark watched today's parade: Read more.

By - 10/9/15 - 12:21 pm

Jeff Kaufman reports on what is turning into a $50,000 decontamination project thanks to some clueless workers who removed an ancient Honeywell heating system and let the mercury that it used to help pressurize the water just spill all over the place, well before he bought the place.

On July 1st I discovered a puddle of liquid mercury in our house. It was the evening before the holiday weekend and I was preparing to do some more demolition for the bathroom I've been working on.

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.