RoadTrip New England watched the Flufferettes dance their fluff off at the annual Fluff festival in Somerville's Union Square today. The festival, of course, honors the homegrown marshamallowy stuff.
Consider bolstering your iconoclasty with a visit to The 2016 Commonwealth Pen Show, this Sunday at the Somerville Holiday Inn. The focus is on vintage and modern fountain pens, but other pens and writing paraphernalia suitable for collecting are also in abundance. Nathan Tardif, CEO of Noodler's Ink, one of the Bay State's premier makers of fountain pen inks, will be offering some products of historic significance to Massachusetts and sponsoring giveaways for young attendees.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the six-month jail sentence of a Christian landlord who pushed a Muslim tenant down the stairs of her Somerville triple decker after harassing the tenant and her children for weeks about their faith. Read more.
Teddy Browar-Jarus, 32, was arraigned yesterday on 26 counts of secretly recording an unsuspecting nude person, 11 counts of willful recording of oral communication, and one count of attempting to video record an unsuspecting person in a state of nudity, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
This morning, Politeness Points spotted this board just dying for a good home with somebody who can get steezy in Davis Square.
Georgy Cohen wonders why the turkey crossed Mystic Avenue in Somerville this morning.
Transit Police report a male bicyclist, 25-30, rode around a crossing gate in the down position at Park Street in Somerville around 1:30 p.m. and was promptly struck and killed by an outbound Fitchburg Line train.
MIT Technology Review reports Keolis workers will soon test Android-based "smart glasses" that will let them do real-time lookups of important data or consult with colleagues remotely.
The glasses will be tested in several locations, including the large repair facility in Somerville and a smaller yard in Readville. If successful, even train drivers could one day be given pairs - to let them make emergency repairs while still on the tracks.
Peter Muise recounts a woman's tale of how she thought her Victorian house outside Davis Square was haunted, only not by a ghost, but by a troll - in 1983:
The roommate slept in the third floor bedroom and experienced many strange occurrences. She set up her bed about six inches away from the back wall, but every morning when she awoke she found that it had been moved flush against the wall. Her clothes and shoes would appear in strange places around the house, and lights would turn themselves on and off.
WCVB reports a State Police cruiser stolen from a state lot on D Street South Boston this morning showed up, abandoned, around 12:45 p.m. at Twin City Plaza in Somerville.
Mark Novak shows us the line this morning to add another month to CharlieCards.
An insurance company is suing LG Electronics for a June 4, 2015 at the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville that turned one boat into a total loss and damaged another. Read more.
Itâ€™s a brunch + concert + makers market! Looking for something hip and local to do in the Boston area on a hot summer Sunday? Thereâ€™s no better place to shop local, eat local, and support local music than at Somerville Local Firstâ€™s Music & Makers Event on August 7th. Read more.
Last Thursday, David Innis tweeted to MassDOT that something was amiss on this sign on I-93 south at the Somerville/Medford line - and not just that no times were showing up - because the Zakim and Mass. Ave. are nowhere near each other. By this morning, as you can see from the lower photo, the state had fixed the distance. Now if they can only get the time thing working (MassDOT says they're working on that).
Laurie Beth Brunner was in the Twin City Plaza McDonald's yesterday when a car parked right outside went up in flames. She captured the transition from ride home to burned out hulk, which took just a few minutes. She reports Somerville firefighters arrived quickly and that the driver got out of the car safely.
Eater Boston reports plans for a place that would sell both donuts and bagels in Davis Square have fallen through. No word if a Swiss-cheese emporium will take its place.
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