Somerville

By - 5/18/14 - 10:53 am
Dance ensemble at Chuckie Harris Park in Somerville

Dan Meade took in the Embrace Dance Company at Chuckie Harris Park as part of the Somerville Arts Council's Dancing in the Streets program yesterday.

But that wasn't all. Mike Ball enjoyed some music as part of the citywide PorchFest:

Somerville singing

Top photo copyright Dan Meade. Bottom photo posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 8:03 am
Crowded scene at Davis on the Red Line

Davis Square around 8 a.m. Photo by Kassie Ricci.

Around 8 a.m., Octr202 reported:

Red Line signals dead north of Harvard. Lovely 20 min wait near Porter. Must be a nice backup by now.

UPDATE, 9:22 a.m. Jason Lee reports:

1 hr 15 min commute today covering the extensive distance of 3.2 miles. Impressive.

Didn't this also happen yesterday?
Yes, yes it did.... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 4:47 pm

State officials today announced a 2-mile "community path" from Lechmere to Lowell Street, alongside the Green Line extension, will be fully complete by the time the Green Line extension opens, whenever that is (the latest estimate is 2020).

Construction is already well underway on the segment between Cedar and Lowell streets; state officials say that part of the path should be ready for use this... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 3:22 pm

Chris Rich photographed the filming of establishing shots for an ABC Family series in Inman Square today, even as it rained.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 3:19 pm
Porter Square suspect

Somerville Police report a woman was attacked as she walked down the 300 block of Beacon Street early Monday.

She had departed the Porter Square MBTA Station and was walking alone on Beacon Street when her attacker grabbed her from behind and made an attempt to force her into a nearby alley. The victim was able to scream and fend off her attacker. The

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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.

Gate... Read more

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.

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