Somerville

By - 10/14/14 - 9:40 pm

Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:

Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.

By - 10/12/14 - 12:08 pm

J. Schmidt is posting videos from this weekend's Honk.

By - 10/4/14 - 4:14 pm

The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership provides the good news/bad news update on extending the Green Line through Somerville: The good news is that design work for the Lechmere, Washington Street and Union Square stations is now 90% done. The bad news is that several more months have been added to the schedule for actually running trains to those stations.... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 10:10 pm

Vanyaland reports the Live Nation/Paradise/House of Blues/Brighton Music Hall guy is buying the old post office in Union Square, although he's yet to say exactly what he'll be doing with it.

By - 9/29/14 - 1:59 pm

Tufts Daily reports the university has changed the name of the system students and professors uses to access student information from the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) to just the Student Information System (SIS), "based on the negative associations with the group Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)."

Remember AYDs?

H/t Jon Christian.... Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 8:22 am
Sunrise over the Mystic River in Somerville

Bill Ritchotte watched the sunrise this morning from Draw Seven Park on the Mystic in Somerville.

By - 9/27/14 - 9:16 pm

Shades of JP: Somebody went down Hawthorne Street in Somerville today, putting fliers on car windshields warning how the proposed Davis Square Roche Bros. would be the first step in turning the square "corporate."

By - 9/27/14 - 12:13 pm
Rosebud Diner in Somerville

Photo by Stevil. See it larger.

Molly Galler gives the re-opened and completely revamped on the inside Rosebud a resounding meh. Homemade biscuits with honey butter were "pure nirvana," but the service was "painfully slow."

Photo copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 12:52 pm

Somerville, MA, September 24 2014 – Lincoln Park renovations were back on the agenda again, almost a year after the previous meeting and two years after the City announced it would be revamping the park.

In his presentation at a September 15 meeting, Director of Parks and Open Space Arn Franzen told the almost 100 parents, students and coaches present that the city was getting... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 7:48 am

Backers of the proposed Official Sandwich of the Commonwealth plan a postcard drive at this Saturday's Fluff Festival in support of state Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein's now annual Fluffernutter bill.

By - 9/25/14 - 11:06 am
Men under arrest in Davis Square in Somerville

Updated with State Police info.

Matt Marra walked out of his dentist's office in Davis Square around 10:45 a.m. and right into a scene out of The Town - except this time the good guys won: A squadron of cops in armor taking down two guys they seemed to have known would be coming out of the Rockland Trust branch:

There was unmarked white

... Read more
By - 9/24/14 - 3:53 pm

September 23, 2014 - Go Somervilleans to the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, learn the latest on the Aldermen’s campaign finance reform law, on a new proposed ordinance that’s already leading landlords to evict Tufts students, on the plans and process for the Lincoln Park renovation, and on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s talk at Tufts. These stories, a visit to a secret garden and the... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 3:49 pm

by Jane Regan

Somerville, MA, September 23, 2014 – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a crowd of some 500 students, faculty and neighbors on September 15 with stories from her youth, but she also issued dire warnings about the big banks, the lack of investment in education and the “hollowing out of the middle class.”

The senator was also protested by those who came to... Read more

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 9/19/14 - 8:47 pm
At accident in Davis Square, Somerville

Transit Police report on an incident around 6:35 p.m.:

A Route 94 bus from Davis Sq. heading to Medford Sq. was on College Avenue just outside the station when, a preliminary investigation suggests, a male walked into the side of the bus sustaining serious injuries. The male has been transported to a local area hospital for emergency treatment.

Davis Square was essentially shut down... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 6:16 am

An intensive search that began around 9 p.m. for an armed-robbery suspect in the area of Lowell and Vernon streets ended without the man in custody - but with police confident he'd left the area.

The chase for the thin white man in beige pants was joined by a State Police helicopter. The guy may have held up a convenience store at... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 10:15 am
Train stopped due to gum spitting at Davis Square Red Line station

UPDATED with info from MBTA.

Don't use your phone right on the yellow line, because you might drop it and then the driver of the train will stop his train so your phone can be retrieved before it is crushed into a gazillion pieces.

Tim Devin captured the action around 8 a.m. today at Davis Square, where a T spokesman says:

A customer dropped

... Read more
By - 9/11/14 - 4:55 pm

Ron Newman reports Sherman Cafe is closing for good this weekend.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:01 am
Chef Daniel Bojorquez of La Brasa in Somerville

Chef Daniel Bojorquez of La Brasa.

In advance of the Sept. 16 Foodie Crawl in East Somerville, Rob Bellinger and Dan Meade interviewed Daniel Bojorquez of La Brasa and Lorenzo Reyes of Rincon Mexicano on opening new restaurants in the neighborhood.

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

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