Somerville has begun advertising for its first official poet laureate.
Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:
Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.
J. Schmidt is posting videos from this weekend's Honk.
The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership provides the good news/bad news update on extending the Green Line through Somerville: The good news is that design work for the Lechmere, Washington Street and Union Square stations is now 90% done. The bad news is that several more months have been added to the schedule for actually running trains to those stations.... Read more
Vanyaland reports the Live Nation/Paradise/House of Blues/Brighton Music Hall guy is buying the old post office in Union Square, although he's yet to say exactly what he'll be doing with it.
Tufts Daily reports the university has changed the name of the system students and professors uses to access student information from the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) to just the Student Information System (SIS), "based on the negative associations with the group Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)."
Bill Ritchotte watched the sunrise this morning from Draw Seven Park on the Mystic in Somerville.
Shades of JP: Somebody went down Hawthorne Street in Somerville today, putting fliers on car windshields warning how the proposed Davis Square Roche Bros. would be the first step in turning the square "corporate."
Somerville, MA, September 24 2014 â€“ Lincoln Park renovations were back on the agenda again, almost a year after the previous meeting and two years after the City announced it would be revamping the park.
In his presentation at a September 15 meeting, Director of Parks and Open Space Arn Franzen told the almost 100 parents, students and coaches present that the city was getting... Read more
Updated with State Police info.
Matt Marra walked out of his dentist's office in Davis Square around 10:45 a.m. and right into a scene out of The Town - except this time the good guys won: A squadron of cops in armor taking down two guys they seemed to have known would be coming out of the Rockland Trust branch:
There was unmarked white... Read more
September 23, 2014 - Go Somervilleans to the Peopleâ€™s Climate March on Sept. 21, learn the latest on the Aldermenâ€™s campaign finance reform law, on a new proposed ordinance thatâ€™s already leading landlords to evict Tufts students, on the plans and process for the Lincoln Park renovation, and on Senator Elizabeth Warrenâ€™s talk at Tufts. These stories, a visit to a secret garden and the... Read more
by Jane Regan
Somerville, MA, September 23, 2014 â€“ Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a crowd of some 500 students, faculty and neighbors on September 15 with stories from her youth, but she also issued dire warnings about the big banks, the lack of investment in education and the â€śhollowing out of the middle class.â€ť
The senator was also protested by those who came to... Read more
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Billâ€™s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more
Transit Police report on an incident around 6:35 p.m.:
A Route 94 bus from Davis Sq. heading to Medford Sq. was on College Avenue just outside the station when, a preliminary investigation suggests, a male walked into the side of the bus sustaining serious injuries. The male has been transported to a local area hospital for emergency treatment.
Davis Square was essentially shut down... Read more
An intensive search that began around 9 p.m. for an armed-robbery suspect in the area of Lowell and Vernon streets ended without the man in custody - but with police confident he'd left the area.
UPDATED with info from MBTA.
Don't use your phone right on the yellow line, because you might drop it and then the driver of the train will stop his train so your phone can be retrieved before it is crushed into a gazillion pieces.
Tim Devin captured the action around 8 a.m. today at Davis Square, where a T spokesman says:
A customer dropped... Read more
Ron Newman reports Sherman Cafe is closing for good this weekend.
In advance of the Sept. 16 Foodie Crawl in East Somerville, Rob Bellinger and Dan Meade interviewed Daniel Bojorquez of La Brasa and Lorenzo Reyes of Rincon Mexicano on opening new restaurants in the neighborhood.