By - 8/3/15 - 9:24 am

Carl Stevens is on scene where a tractor trailer driver learned too late his vehicle was just too high for the bridge carrying the Lowell Line over Washington Street - which means Lowell Line trains are now delayed, of course.

By - 7/19/15 - 5:16 pm

The Globe reports.

By - 7/19/15 - 9:53 am
Flame-broiled Fluff cone

Brad Kelly shows us the blow-torch technique that Gracie's Ice Cream in Union Square, Somerville, uses to prepare their Fluff-coated sugar cones. "Tasty," he reports.

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

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 7/13/15 - 10:17 pm
Line outside the Burren in Davis Square

Maxsimile shows us the line outside the Burren in Davis Square, where U2 was supposed to be doing a little show on their night off tonight. As of 10:15 p.m., no sign of them.

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. The band itself tweeted:

Hope you're enjoying the Guinness @burrenmusic in Somerville, but don't fall for tall stories about a certain band from Dublin showing up...

By - 7/7/15 - 9:24 am
Sign at florist in Somerville

Jennifer spotted this sign on the Somerville side of Porter Square this morning.

By - 7/1/15 - 5:03 pm

Pennypackers in Magoun Square shut at 5 today because Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are filming their movie outside. They're not being compensated for the lost business, though:

Because we were told we can stay open if we want- but they're shutting the street down to the public.

Via Drew Starr.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:02 pm

Summer is here and so is our next batch of media production classes. There are some great classes to sign up for! If you haven't already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted tuition rates. You can find the online of all our classes here and below are the upcoming classes:

By - 6/19/15 - 10:50 am

The Mystic River Watershed Association ponders all the dead fish floating to the top of the Mystic of late, concludes it's probably a natural phenomenon, unrelated to either possible oil spills or low amounts of oxygen in the water: Read more.

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.”