Somerville

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

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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

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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

By - 9/7/14 - 8:22 pm
Flooded Assembly stop on the Orange Line in Somerville

It poured, man it poured, in Somerville yesterday and once again, the new Assembly Orange Line station flooded. Or as Michael Femia, who captured the station apres deluge put it:

This is what a brand new multi million dollar MBTA stop looks like.

By - 9/4/14 - 4:23 pm

A kaput train at Davis is giving Red Line riders agita.

Flea, heading to Davis, reports her train spent 20 minutes just sitting in North Quincy. Rebecca Fay Hoffman reports:

Stuck at Kendall, now stuck at Central. Train packed, not moving.

Cathy Del adds:

One hour to go from Park St to Davis.

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By - 9/2/14 - 5:22 pm
Flooded roadway at Assembly MBTA station in Somerville

Sky reflected in flood outside Assembly station. Photo by Adam Castiglioni.

Seems the new Assembly stop on the Orange Line doesn't do well in the rain. Clydizzle reports on conditions after the afternoon downpour:

The new T stop at Assembly on the Orange Line, FLOODED.

Fourth Leaf adds:

Good job MBTA on the platform design at Assembly. #floodzone

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By - 9/2/14 - 9:15 am
First paying customer at the Assembly stop on the Orange Line in Somerville

At 5 a.m. today, the MBTA opened the new Assembly station on the Orange Line (the first new T stop since the T opened the new version of the Orange Line south of Chinatown in 1987). Stuart Spina was on hand and captured Ruthy Rickenbacker becoming the first paying passenger at the station.

By - 8/31/14 - 10:16 pm

Get ready for the Tiny House Festival on Sept. 20 at 10 Poplar St.:

Our hope is that a group of tiny houses will take residence in this large city lot in Somerville to create a temporary village from Friday September 19 through Sunday, September 21. While the houses are there, the space will hold several events including a craft fair and festival,

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By - 8/29/14 - 5:32 pm

The official T alert - in their usual quirky fashion

Starting Tuesday - Orange Line Change

Assembly Station will be open for regularly scheduled Orange Line train service beginning at the start of service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Affected stops:
Assembly

Last updated: Aug 29 2014 07:14 AM

Passing by there earlier this afternoon, I noted that one of the platform signs... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 9:20 am
New Assembly stop on the MBTA's Orange Line

MBTAinfo notes you can tell the new Assembly stop on the Orange Line is almost ready for business because they've installed the benches and station-name signs, although hopefully Hulk smash neither.

By - 8/21/14 - 3:07 pm

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Last Monday, bulldozers finally arrived for the old Loews (née Sack) Assembly Square Cinemas in Somerville. Billy Tauro of The Somerville News Weekly took photos of the demolition.

Once the largest multi-screen complex in New England, the theatre showed its last movie in January 2007. It had been sitting vacant and abandoned ever since. The property owner has... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 6:35 pm

Alderman Jack Connolly reports Roche Bros. is expressing interest in the ground floor of the Social Security building - to the point of setting a Sept. 10 date for a meeting with residents about the idea.

By - 8/18/14 - 10:49 am

Ward 5’s aldermen and residents are mostly happy the Green Line will reach the neighborhood in the near future, but they are worried about the side effects.

“The Green Line will create half a dozen new subway stops in Somerville through the heart of the city and give us the kind of public transportation that we deserve,” Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang told Somerville Neighborhood... Read more

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