Wicked Local Somerville reports that even as firefighters were battling a two-alarm fire on Bromfield Road early this morning, a two-alarm fire erupted on Summer Street when flames from a burning car set a house on fire.
The city of Somerville today e-mailed residents:
The State Fire Marshal has now ruled that three of the nine fires that have occurred in Somerville this summer were intentionally set. Of the remaining six fires, three have been determined to be accidental and three remain under investigation. The City is continuing to work with state and federal officials to pursue any and all leads regarding... Read more
Firefighters from Somerville and surrounding cities are on Calvin Street, where at least four buildings are on fire this morning.
The smoke... Read more
Spatch begins to say good bye to Abbie, his friend of 16 years.
Abbie does not have long. I do not expect him to last the night. If he does, however, a travelling vet is coming by tomorrow morning to look him over. I do not think I need to explain what the outcome of this visit will most likely be. One can hope... Read more
Around 11:10 a.m.
Transit Police report the victim was a white male in his late 30s. After firefighters extricated him from under the train, he was taken to Somerville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The T substituted shuttle buses for Red Line service until about 1:15 p.m.
Paris of the '90s? More like the Orlando of the '10s.
Union Square Main Streets posted this video of a truck-eating sinkhole that opened up this morning next to the Dunkin' Donuts.
Via Chris Devers, who asks:
This calls for a “time to repair our crumbling infrastructure” commercial, eh?... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Griddler's Burger and Dogs on Beacon Hill and Union Square Donuts in Somerville are teaming up on a $6 "bronut:"
The dish will include a Griddler's burger patty that has a fried egg on top, with both being inside a sweet and salty maple-bacon glazed donut "bun" from the donut shop.... Read more
UPDATE: See comments section for Somerville FD response to issue of how long it took firefighters to get to the scene.
Apparently, Union Square Main Streets, which runs the market, keeps getting asked. So they're telling you it has nothing to do with a bias against the city's caffeinated masses. It's because the market's goal is to promote local brick-and-mortar businesses, and none of the local coffee sellers (including the local Dunkin' Donuts) has chosen to get a stall.
To meet the goal of supporting... Read more