A federal appeals court today dismissed a suit brought against a firetruck manufacturer by the estate of a Somerville woman who was fatally struck by a hose nozzle flapping loose from the back of a Cambridge firetruck as she waited for it to pass in 2010. Read more.
You may have heard how police in Baltimore announced a "credible threat" by gangs to attack officers. Seems they put a bulletin to that effect up on a network used by police departments across the country. Patch, the former AOL hyperlocal network, immediately posted stories on its sites across eastern Massachusetts with headlines blaring:
'Credible threat' warning issued that gangs might target [name of town] police
'Credible threat' warning issued that gangs might target Medford police
J Tamarro spotted this DeLorean on Elm Street in Davis Square tonight.
Somerville Police report two women were robbed and then beaten with a gun at South and Willow streets around 9:15 p.m. on Monday.
Police say the two women were surrounded by four males and add:
One suspect displayed a firearm and, despite encountering no resistance, pistol-whipped both victims.
SCATV's Potluck & Lecture Series presents: The Business of Filmmaking
In the spirit of collaboration & community, please join us for our next Potluck and Lecture Series on Monday, March 30th at 7pm. It is free and open to the general public.
We will hear from Matt Martino of SVG Films LLC, and the director of "Chainsaw Maidens from Hell." He will talk about his horror film, the business of filmmaking and how you can be successful in the film industry today even if you donâ€™t have a Hollywood-size budget. He will even screen a sneak peak into his new film.
Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.
â€śWhose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!â€ť the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like â€śDevelopment without displacementâ€ť and â€śCommunity Benefits Agreement â‰ City Benefits Agreement.â€ť
Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ A number of community groups, non-profits, business owners and residents are not happy with the ongoing planning process for the redevelopment of Union Square.
About 12 acres, located on seven blocks of real estate, are slated to be redeveloped by a master developer, chosen by the City last year. Union Square Station Associates, or US2, is a consortium of firms â€“ led by Chicagoâ€™s Magellan Development Group LLC and Bostonâ€™s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. â€“ that formed specifically to undertake the billion-dollar development.
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.
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 www.scatvsomerville.org/watch.
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:
The Somerville Community Access Television team conducted a series of interviews with regional filmmakers in the greater Boston area during Boston Indie Mafiaâ€™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.
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.
Note: Post updated to reflect what happened, rather than some stupid assumptions on the part of the author.
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.
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 barrel tipped over on its roof and a windshield covered in baggies of dog poo....