Somerville

By - 2/6/16 - 12:28 am
Seven Hills Park after the snowstorm

Ron Newman went for a walk in Seven Hills Park behind Davis Square in Somerville around 5 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Adam Castiglioni went for a walk in what, at least for a while, was the Rose Kennedy Whiteway: Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 10:12 am

Somerville Police say they've arrested Terrence Morrison, 21, of Cambridge, on car-theft charges - following yesterday's massive search by Somerville and Cambridge officers and a State Police helicopter, that was sparked when he fled from police and pushed an elderly man in his haste to get away, before finding an open basement door. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 11:02 pm

The T just issued a "severe delays" alert for southbound trains due to track issues at Assembly Square.

By - 2/3/16 - 9:44 am

Even a State Police helicopter got brought in for the search as Cambridge and Somerville officers blocked some streets. The city of Somerville tweeted:

State police chopper over Somerville is assisting in search for repeat car thief. Not considered dangerous.

By - 1/29/16 - 10:37 am
Gabriel Castillo Perez

Wanted: Gabriel Castillo Perez

UPDATE: Captured in Everett.

Somerville Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a person walking around the Union Square area with handcuffs on: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 12:30 am
Stolen pomeranians

Police and the owners of Cleopatra and Caesar are pleading for their return after they were taken from a home on Summer Street Tuesday evening.

Their owners write: Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 6:49 pm

The State House News Service reports state Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville) is sponsoring a bill to fine Globe Direct and other direct marketers up to $1,500 if they keep sending their stuff to people who ask them to stop.

[Provost] unloaded a heap of Globe Direct mailers before the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, saying they had accrued around her doorstep after she attempted to be removed from the distribution list.

The Globe recently began switching Globe Direct from private deliverers to the postal service.

By - 1/16/16 - 12:58 pm

CommonWealth reports on the report, which says T officials should have known in 2013 the costs for the stalled project were out of control:

The transit agency had no in-house expertise to rein in the out-of-control costs and relied too heavily on an inexperienced private sector project manager for estimates that were constantly and significantly below the contractor’s estimates.

By - 1/6/16 - 9:44 am
Wanted for lewd act

Transit Police have released photos of a man they say "engaged in an a lewd act" on a Red Line train between Alewife and Davis around 8:50 p.m. on Dec. 30.

He's described as white, 25 to 35, clean shaven and 5'10" to 6' with a medium build.

If you know a guy who can't keep it zipped, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 12/27/15 - 2:36 pm
Ceiling shark

Brad Kelly looked up inside the Reliable Market in Union Square, Somerville.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/18/15 - 11:50 pm

State Police report arresting two teens after one of them allegedly drove a stolen Jeep into a man walking under I-93 around 3:30 p.m.

The man remains in serious condition at Mass. General, State Police say. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 7:37 am

When last we left the Somerville News TERROR THREAT story, things were still relatively calm, well, as calm as can be when the school department is denying a News story that a Muslim sleeper cell at a local middle school was saving up money to buy guns to kill white kids. Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 4:51 pm

We only get one Big Dig, state declares: MassDOT and the board that now runs the T agreed today that they're not going to pay any more for the Green Line Extension than the state's already committed to, so if the project's costs can't be shrunk by a billion dollars or so, it's dead, unless "other sources" come up with the extra money, and by "other sources" they mean cities that really want the thing (both of them), landowners and developers that would benefit from being right on the proposed line.

By - 12/14/15 - 8:34 am
Daisy Obi

The Supreme Judicial Court next month hears arguments on a case involving a Somerville landlord - and pastor at a local church - convicted of pushing a Muslim tenant down the stairs, several weeks after the landlord had screamed at the woman and her kids about how Muslims were wicked and would burn in hell. Read more.

By - 12/10/15 - 8:48 pm
Somerville: Nexus of terrorism?

The banner atop a Somerville News story.

The Somerville News Weekly reports on an apparent plot by at least one middle-school kid to buy guns and festoons its story with the above banner that relocates Somerville to somewhere in Europe. The Somerville Times posts a copy of a School Department alert that denies there's a terror threat in the city. The News retorts by charging the school superintendent has some "Gaul" to deny an impending massacre threat (yes, "Gaul").

By - 12/10/15 - 11:40 am

The state announced today it's canceling all its contracts with the major contractors on the Green Line Extension through Somerville and Medford and will try to re-bid the project.

The project is not completely dead yet, however: Some construction work will continue and the emergency board that now runs the T is appointing an interim project manager to try to pick up the pieces and get the Green Line to somehow run north of Lechmere one of these years. Read more.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:21 pm

Boston Magazine reports on a meeting today of the MassDOT and MBTA fiscal control boards at which consultants urged officials to toss the current bid, which has ballooned in cost and seek new bids for a system with smaller stations, a more modest trolley-repair facility and a different track alignment.

By - 12/3/15 - 8:43 am

Lisa shows us the denial about this online post from McKinnon's Meat Market in Davis Square.