Somerville

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.

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

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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.

By - 2/17/15 - 7:17 pm

Joe Curtatone, in Commonwealth Magazine, points out to the rest of Massachusetts that the Massachusetts economy depends almost entirely on the areas served by the T, and that the private sector isn't going to grow more jobs if we don't have a dependable way to get folks to work.

Joe's is my favorite of 5 takes on the T currently featured on the site.... Read more

By - 2/16/15 - 11:53 am
Davis Square mural in the snow

Maryr shows us the rising snow as measured against segments of the Somerville map mural on the Davis bike path.

By - 2/12/15 - 10:52 pm
Parking space saver removed in Somerville

AWC reports finding both this note at a parking space in Somerville, a city where, unlike Boston, space savers are theoretically never allowed.

There was, of course a response to the note - shown below. Even now, we can imagine the note writers in their kitchens, furiously writing additional notes on the sides of old paper grocery bags.

By - 2/9/15 - 9:04 pm
Palm tree in Somerville

Rachel Mello's fed up and decided it was time to put out her palm tree, on Lexington Avenue in Somerville.

By - 2/9/15 - 10:17 am

Channel 7 reporter Byron Barnett, doing his live reports from some street in Somerville, finished up one report, then helped push a New Yorker having trouble getting his car down the street.

Apparently he wasn't the first, however. Jim Lokay at WCVB tweeted:

Please. I did that 2 wks ago on Boylston. And 400 others did it before me. Now, if BB could melt

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By - 2/9/15 - 8:27 am
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By - 2/5/15 - 9:12 am
Boston Herald and Boston Globe honor boxes

You can almost hear the Herald box sneering, "Who's the champ now?" Boxing correspondent Garrett Quinn took in the fight last night at Twin Cities Plaza.

By - 2/3/15 - 7:52 pm
Note from somebody annoyed at snow space savers in Somerville

Kate spotted this note on a space saver in Somerville tonight.

Earlier:
The opposite of this note, in Allston.

By - 2/2/15 - 12:14 pm
Cab fire in Union Square

Hannah Richman watched a Cambridge cab burn around noon on Somerville Avenue in Union Square in Somerville.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:27 pm
Sign in Davis Square pleads with reader not to steal parking space

Hey, we thought Somerville didn't allow space savers. Mike G. shows us somebody near Davis Square is very protective of his or her parking space.

Last year:
When the space saver really was a baby.

By - 1/28/15 - 10:11 am

Jan. 27, 2015 – Check out the Martin Luther King Day concert and meet some performers, attend the meeting to learn about the city’s new zoning ordinance, find out about the concerns surrounding the Union Square “community benefits agreement,” visit a Somerville High School health careers class and hear from union members on why they’re upset the new mega-apartment building at Assembly Square will be... Read more

By - 1/27/15 - 2:10 pm
Cross country skier on Highland Avenue in Somerville

Sarah Connors shows us Highland Avenue in Somerville this afternoon.

By - 1/23/15 - 8:59 am

Around 8:50 a.m., on the outbound side, but inbound service was halted as well to let first responders safely get the person off the tracks.

By - 1/22/15 - 9:14 am
Keytar Bear in Davis Square Red Line station, Somerville

Politeness Points spotted Keytar Bear on the Davis Square Red Line platform this morning.

By - 1/10/15 - 1:14 pm
Olympic vision for Boston

One of Boston 2024's many visions.

Wicked Local Somerville reports Joe Curtatone wants a slice of Olympics action:

Curtatone told the Journal Friday he would be open to bringing the games in some capacity to Somerville and did not rule out the possibility of constructing a stadium, hosting an event or building Olympic housing in the city.

Amazingly, nobody from Boston 2024 has yet reached out to the mayor of... Read more

By - 1/6/15 - 7:35 am
Boston Militia

Boch, owner of the league-leading Boston Militia of the Women's Football Alliance, yesterday announced the end of the team:

It is with heavy heart that I announce the discontinuation of the Boston Militia. The limited numbers of teams in the Northeast has resulted in a reduced schedule over the last few years, causing the professional level of competition to decline.

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