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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

and

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.

By - 3/26/15 - 6:31 pm

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – 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.

“Whose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!” the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like “Development without displacement” and “Community Benefits Agreement ≠ City Benefits Agreement.”

By - 3/26/15 - 6:19 pm

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – 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 – led by Chicago’s Magellan Development Group LLC and Boston’s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. – that formed specifically to undertake the billion-dollar development.

By - 3/20/15 - 8:06 am
Car fire on Highland Avenue in Somerville

UPDATE, 10:40 a.m. The city of Somerville reports McGrath Highway is open again.

Jared was on scene for what he described as a "brutal accident" at McGrath Highway and Highland Avenue in Somerville shortly before 8 a.m.

David Robichaud reports several cars were involved and that there are injuries.

By - 3/11/15 - 7:44 am
Tulips on snow in Somerville

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.

By - 3/4/15 - 5:53 pm

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.

By - 3/4/15 - 5:48 pm

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:

By - 3/4/15 - 5:17 pm

The Somerville Community Access Television team conducted a series of interviews with regional filmmakers in the greater Boston area during Boston Indie Mafia’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.

By - 3/3/15 - 1:42 pm
Slice of pizza hanging over Somerville street

Slice of pie in the sky.

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.

By - 3/1/15 - 5:16 pm
A note notifying poop bag purveyor his or her address has been turned over to police in Somerville

The flowers and sun are a nice touch.

Note: Post updated to reflect what happened, rather than some stupid assumptions on the part of the author.

By - 2/28/15 - 6:10 pm
Found dog in Somerville

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.

By - 2/27/15 - 8:55 pm
Somerville parking vandalism

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....

By - 2/27/15 - 10:46 am
Space savers collected by Somerville DPW

The Somerville Constituent Services Office posted this photo of "a sample" of the space savers removed to date by the city DPW.

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