Somerville

By - 2/9/15 - 9:04 pm
Palm tree in Somerville

Rachel Mello's fed up and decided it was time to put out her palm tree, on Lexington Avenue in Somerville.

By - 2/9/15 - 10:17 am

Channel 7 reporter Byron Barnett, doing his live reports from some street in Somerville, finished up one report, then helped push a New Yorker having trouble getting his car down the street.

Apparently he wasn't the first, however. Jim Lokay at WCVB tweeted:

Please. I did that 2 wks ago on Boylston. And 400 others did it before me. Now, if BB could melt this stuff...

Speaking of Channel 5, Danielle Vollmar spent the morning driving around Peabody shoveling out hydrants.

By - 2/9/15 - 8:27 am
By - 2/5/15 - 9:12 am
Boston Herald and Boston Globe honor boxes

You can almost hear the Herald box sneering, "Who's the champ now?" Boxing correspondent Garrett Quinn took in the fight last night at Twin Cities Plaza.

By - 2/3/15 - 7:52 pm
Note from somebody annoyed at snow space savers in Somerville

Kate spotted this note on a space saver in Somerville tonight.

Earlier:
The opposite of this note, in Allston.

By - 2/2/15 - 12:14 pm
Cab fire in Union Square

Hannah Richman watched a Cambridge cab burn around noon on Somerville Avenue in Union Square in Somerville.

By - 1/29/15 - 7:27 pm
Sign in Davis Square pleads with reader not to steal parking space

Hey, we thought Somerville didn't allow space savers. Mike G. shows us somebody near Davis Square is very protective of his or her parking space.

Last year:
When the space saver really was a baby.

By - 1/28/15 - 10:11 am

Jan. 27, 2015 – Check out the Martin Luther King Day concert and meet some performers, attend the meeting to learn about the city’s new zoning ordinance, find out about the concerns surrounding the Union Square “community benefits agreement,” visit a Somerville High School health careers class and hear from union members on why they’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.

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By - 1/27/15 - 2:10 pm
Cross country skier on Highland Avenue in Somerville

Sarah Connors shows us Highland Avenue in Somerville this afternoon.

By - 1/23/15 - 8:59 am

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.

By - 1/22/15 - 9:14 am
Keytar Bear in Davis Square Red Line station, Somerville

Politeness Points spotted Keytar Bear on the Davis Square Red Line platform this morning.

By - 1/10/15 - 1:14 pm
Olympic vision for Boston

One of Boston 2024's many visions.

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.

By - 1/6/15 - 7:35 am
Boston Militia

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.

Fans are not happy.

Via Davis Square LiveJournal (the team played at Dilboy Stadium).

By - 1/3/15 - 8:44 pm
Space saver on Bowdoin Street in Somerville

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.

By - 1/2/15 - 7:23 pm
Missing snowman in Somerville; bring him back, you Scrooge

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."

By - 12/22/14 - 1:08 pm

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.

By - 12/22/14 - 10:36 am
Old umbrella in Somerville

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.

H/t Hillary.

By - 12/20/14 - 6:36 pm
Commuter rail crash scene in Somerville

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.

By - 12/18/14 - 5:03 pm

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.

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