Jan. 27, 2015 â€“ Check out the Martin Luther King Day concert and meet some performers, attend the meeting to learn about the cityâ€™s new zoning ordinance, find out about the concerns surrounding the Union Square â€ścommunity benefits agreement,â€ť visit a Somerville High School health careers class and hear from union members on why theyâ€™re upset the new mega-apartment building at Assembly Square will be built by non-union labor. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #32.
Sarah Connors shows us Highland Avenue in Somerville this afternoon.
Around 8:50 a.m., on the outbound side, but inbound service was halted as well to let first responders safely get the person off the tracks.
Politeness Points spotted Keytar Bear on the Davis Square Red Line platform this morning.
Wicked Local Somerville reports Joe Curtatone wants a slice of Olympics action:
Curtatone told the Journal Friday he would be open to bringing the games in some capacity to Somerville and did not rule out the possibility of constructing a stadium, hosting an event or building Olympic housing in the city.
Amazingly, nobody from Boston 2024 has yet reached out to the mayor of the Brooklyn of New England.
Boch, owner of the league-leading Boston Militia of the Women's Football Alliance, yesterday announced the end of the team:
It is with heavy heart that I announce the discontinuation of the Boston Militia. The limited numbers of teams in the Northeast has resulted in a reduced schedule over the last few years, causing the professional level of competition to decline.
Via Davis Square LiveJournal (the team played at Dilboy Stadium).
With a whole inch of snow on the ground, people who have to journey out are taking no chances. Brian McFadden shows us how a resident of Bowdoin Street in Somerville's Union Square is making damn sure nobody gets that parking space that he spent
several painful hours absolutely no time at all shoveling out.
Spatch spotted this sign on Wallace Street near Davis Square today.
UPDATE: Karen Kneeland writes (in the comments): "It was a 5' tall three piece metal frame with plastic filament and multiple lights. He had black eyes (like coal) an orange nose and a stove pipe hat. And my granddaughter loved it."
Seems somebody managed to drive into a Dunkin' Donuts in Union Square in Somerville at lunchtime, but didn't get very far inside. Stanley Forman shows the aftermath, reports two people were injured.
If so, their owner would be most grateful for their return. Seems a vendor at the Holiday Vintage Market at the Armory yesterday lost the umbrellas around 5:30 p.m.. According to his or her Craigslist post:
There were six umbrellas tied together neatly with two belts, most likely left on the curb just across the street from the Armory.... It would really make my holiday season to get them back, as one had a lot of sentimental value and another has been bought and paid for by a customer.
Around 6:15 near the Park Street crossing, R.S.Y. Buchanan reports. He adds the driver of the car got out before the crash.
Wicked Local Somerville reports Mayor Curtatone is poised to sign a new ordinance under which property owners who fail to shovel snow off their sidewalks will get not just fines but large, colorful placards placed on their doors to let them and their neighbors know just what sort of lowlifes they are.
Mark marveled at the lights on this house on Grove Street in Davis Square, Somerville.
Peter Morgan reports a Somerville police officer and a bystander teamed up to rescue a man trapped by rising flood waters in the Medford Street underpass in Union Square tonight.
At the time they helped him out of the car, water was up to his chest, with him sitting in driver's seat.
Not long after, Alexandra Sear photographed the man's car:
The ACLU of Massachusetts reports a Somerville District Court judge today dismissed a criminal complaint against a woman arrested for videoing police questioning teenagers in a playground.
State Police report a truck lost some concrete on I-93 northbound at exit 29 sometime after 10 a.m., forcing troopers to close all but the left lane while a crew cleaned up the mess.
Maggie could hard miss this house on Ames Street in Somerville tonight.
Protesters started at Tufts University, blocked up Davis Square, where the T shut down the subway station, then moved down Mass. Ave. to Porter and onto Harvard, where a large contingent of T cops blocked the portal into the busway and then had the gates to the main pedestrian entrance to the station locked. As protesters moved down JFK Street, the entrance was re-opened.
Around 6:25 p.m., the vanguard of protesters was approaching Central Square.
Get the latest on the possible plastic bag ban, hear about development across the city and over by the Stop & Shop, visit Greentown Labs and learn about a new partnership, check out the new parking app and get the story behind that marker across the street from the Somerville Police Department. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #28.
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