By - 3/20/15 - 8:06 am
Car fire on Highland Avenue in Somerville

UPDATE, 10:40 a.m. The city of Somerville reports McGrath Highway is open again.

Jared was on scene for what he described as a "brutal accident" at McGrath Highway and Highland Avenue in Somerville shortly before 8 a.m.

David Robichaud reports several cars were involved and that there are injuries.

The intersection could be shut for several hours as State Police clear...Read more

By - 3/11/15 - 7:44 am
Tulips on snow in Somerville

Roving UHub photographer Pat Quintin photographed the tulips on Joseph Street in Somerville, adds it looks like they were a bit too late to revive the bicycle on the left side of the photos.Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 5:53 pm

Programming Spotlights: Watch on Ch.3 or online
Here are some SCATV programs featured for March. All shows are also streamed live on our website at

Looking for a weekly news digest of local headlines? Make sure to catch the Somerville Times and Journal Reading on Sundays at 1:30pm. Join Dr. Ira every week to hear about the latest health issues and...Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 5:48 pm

Upcoming SCATV Media Classes
Spring is almost here, SCATV community! The next batch of media production classes are now available for registration. If you haven't already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted rates for taking our media education courses. REGISTER HERE!

Here is the list:

  • Community Event Coverage class: This one-session class...Read more
  • By - 3/4/15 - 5:17 pm

    The Somerville Community Access Television team conducted a series of interviews with regional filmmakers in the greater Boston area during Boston Indie Mafia’s Hob Nob Social event at the Arts at the Armory. Below is the playlist of all the interviews with clips from their respective film. For more information about upcoming Hob Nob Socials, visit this website....Read more

    By - 3/3/15 - 1:42 pm
    Slice of pizza hanging over Somerville street

    Slice of pie in the sky.

    In some other towns, people would toss a pair of sneakers over a utility line. But as Rob Bellinger shows us, Somerville is not just some other town. Yes, that's a slice of pizza connected to a lock hanging from a wire over Cross Street East.Read more

    By - 3/1/15 - 5:16 pm
    A note notifying poop bag purveyor his or her address has been turned over to police in Somerville

    The flowers and sun are a nice touch.

    Note: Post updated to reflect what happened, rather than some stupid assumptions on the part of the author.

    A couple days ago, thanks to a roving UHub photographer, we related the tale of a Somerville resident who came out to find a trash can on her car roof and several bags full of dog poo on her windshield for apparently transgressing the unwritten space-saver...Read more

    By - 2/28/15 - 6:10 pm
    Found dog in Somerville

    Look familar? He or she is now at the Somerville animal shelter. Kyle Emge reports finding the pet near Beacon and Washington streets this afternoon; called Somerville PD, who transported the pooch to the shelter.Read more

    By - 2/27/15 - 8:55 pm
    Somerville parking vandalism

    With all the space savers Somerville has been removing, you just know there's got to be some seething anger bubbling right under the surface of this most earthy crunchy of non-Cambridge towns. And you'd be right, based on the evidence just handed us by a roving UHub reporter, who reports:

    Last night in my neighborhood I walked by a car that had a trash

    ...Read more
    By - 2/27/15 - 10:46 am
    Space savers collected by Somerville DPW

    The Somerville Constituent Services Office posted this photo of "a sample" of the space savers removed to date by the city DPW.Read more

    By - 2/27/15 - 9:43 am

    The Herald reports an escalator at Davis Square ripped a man's pants clear off. Fortunately, the Herald adds, he stayed cool - and had the foresight to wear blue gym shorts.Read more

    By - 2/26/15 - 7:45 pm

    Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 – Despite the freezing temperatures and mountains of snow, since early January residents have been trudging to meetings about the future of Union Square in the old Post Office.

    The gatherings are hosted by City officials and by representatives of US2 (Union Square Station Associates), the master developer for the 12 acres on seven blocks of property in and around...Read more

    By - 2/26/15 - 7:15 pm

    Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 – After weeks of immense back-to-back snowstorms, Somerville has now been hit with an unprecedented record of snowfall of over 95 inches, and that’s taking its toll on locally owned businesses.

    Some local businesses say they have endured losses in revenue because of the weather that has resulted in limited mass transit, poor road conditions, parking problems, and clogged sidewalks....Read more

    By - 2/25/15 - 8:21 pm
    Sign urging people to chill out about space saving in Somerville

    A Somerville resident posted these signs today. Erin Nolan captured one. How long do you think they'd last in South Boston or JP?Read more

    By - 2/24/15 - 5:14 pm

    In the spirit of collaboration & community, please join us for our next Potluck and Lecture Series. It is free and open to the general public.This is a great way to network, share a dish and be inspired!

    Date: Monday, March 30th from 7-9pm at SCATV (90 Union Square).

    About: We will hear from Matt Martino of SVG Films LLC, and the director of "Chainsaw...Read more

    By - 2/24/15 - 5:13 pm

    Please join your neighbors at this free, public panel discussion: Our Lives Matter: Art as Protest

    Thursday, March 5th from 7-8pm at SCATV (90 Union Square).

    We will discuss how local artists, poets and performers use creative expression to respond to current events and social injustices. The panelists will highlight their own work and how this was used to raise awareness about a particular issue...Read more

    By - 2/21/15 - 12:20 am
    Fire on Winter Hill, Somerville

    Temple Street scene. Photo by Jesse Haley.

    Wicked Local Somerville reports a two-alarm fire on the third floor of a triple decker at 87 Temple St. in Somerville caused heavy damage, but no injuries late Friday night.Read more

    By - 2/20/15 - 10:27 pm
    Can't use the swing at Somerville park

    Dr. Rosie Wagner, a Somerville dentist, had little to smile about as she tried out a swing at Kenney Park in Davis Square tonight.Read more

    By - 2/20/15 - 11:24 am
    Snow pile in Somerville

    Guess when this snow pile in Somerville will melt and you could win a $25 Union Square Donuts gift certificate:

    The pile is trapezoidal in shape, with the front side coming in at 11’9″, the back about 18′ and the two other sides at 27′. And it’s 7’8″ tall. That means it contains 3,113 cubic feet of snow and weighs in at 15,563 pounds

    ...Read more
    By - 2/18/15 - 10:37 pm

    Ron Newman reports the city has shut the intersection of Medford and Pearl streets due to the increasingly saggy nature of the city-owned Homans Building.Read more