By - 6/17/15 - 6:27 pm
Dead fish in the Mystic River

Michael Marshall went out for his usual afternoon jog in the Mystic River Reservation just upriver from Assembly Row - and was struck by the sight of "dozens, if not hundreds, of these large fish. All dead."

He says he reported the fish kill to DCR, adds: "There was also this strange orange boat with wheels churning the water. I wondered if that had anything to do with it." Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 8:44 pm

Somerville yesterday asked a federal judge to keep the state from making it hand over the names, addresses and phone numbers of Somerville residents with parking permits to a Globe reporter. Read more.

By - 5/25/15 - 8:42 am
Old Budd car in Somerville

Chris Silverio photographed the old Budd cars in the Somerville yards outside North Station. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 11:05 am

Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor:

By - 5/15/15 - 5:31 pm

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. at 872 Broadway, Brian Kerins reports. Broadway is shut in both directions. Photo.

By - 5/13/15 - 1:51 pm

Greater Somerville: Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief Fallon

Join Greater Somerville co-host, Joe Lynch, as he interviews Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief David Fallon. They discuss the current race relations climate here in Somerville, statistics and lessons learned from Ferguson, MO, New York and elsewhere. This a three-part series that will air on SCATV Channel 3 and online.

(C) SCATV 2015

By - 5/13/15 - 10:43 am

Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults! Join your neighbors for a special film screening at Davis Sq. Theater on June 20th at 3pm.

Saturday, June 20th! Jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasn’t changed much? The full line-up of videos will be announced late May. Community Vault proceeds will help support the mission of Somerville Community Access TV station--your local community media center.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:33 am

State Representative Denise Provost is “appalled” with what is going on in Washington, DC.

The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S. Congress, but two trade agreements being negotiated in secret by the Barack Obama administration – the Transpacific Trade Agreement (TPPA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) – could have severe impact on the state of Massachusetts and even on the City of Somerville.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:27 am

Students and alumni associated with Tufts Climate Action ended a three-day sit-in of Tufts President Anthony Monaco’s office on April 24th, claiming partial victory on their demand to meet with the administration to discuss why Tufts should divest from fossil fuel-related companies.

By - 5/13/15 - 10:22 am

A new, all-affordable apartment building will soon rise on the site of the old Boys & Girls Club, but it’s being built – in part – with non-union labor, which is dividing the city’s usually tight progressive community.

The $11 million dollar project that will rise at 181 Washington Street

By - 5/13/15 - 10:20 am

Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.

During the first three months of 2015, at least six people died; double the number who died in all of 2013, according to the Somerville Police Department.

“One is too many,” Somerville Police Chief David Fallon told Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN). “Think about the loss of potential to the community, how that effects the family, the immediate family. It’s devastating.”

By - 5/6/15 - 12:17 pm

In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is “appalled” with the trade deals being made in Washington, learn about the Tufts protests to support part-time janitors, go to the Boston Marathon with the Somerville Road Runners, learn more about the heroin and opioid epidemic and go to the city’s spring clean-up.

By - 5/5/15 - 2:02 pm

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.

By - 5/4/15 - 7:02 am
Blooming cherry trees in Somerville

Ocschwar enjoyed some flowering trees in Conway Park in Somerville the other day.

Over in the Fenway, meanwhile, Views of the Northeast took in the Art in Bloom exhibit at the MFA (more info on the show). Read more

By - 4/28/15 - 7:16 pm

Boing Boing introduces us to the Somerville Tool Library, which lends out stuff like drills and hedge trimmers rather than books.

By - 4/28/15 - 5:42 pm

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

For example,

'Credible threat' warning issued that gangs might target Medford police


By - 4/16/15 - 10:24 pm
DeLoarean in Davis Square

J Tamarro spotted this DeLorean on Elm Street in Davis Square tonight.

By - 4/9/15 - 11:54 am

Tufts installed a new Jumbo the Elephant today. The original, actual Jumbo, a gift of P.T. Barnum himself, went up in flames in 1975.

By - 4/8/15 - 5:11 pm
Wanted in Somerville

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.

By - 3/26/15 - 8:26 pm

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 don’t have a Hollywood-size budget. He will even screen a sneak peak into his new film.