Guess when this snow pile in Somerville will melt and you could win a $25 Union Square Donuts gift certificate:
The pile is trapezoidal in shape, with the front side coming in at 11â€™9â€ł, the back about 18â€˛ and the two other sides at 27â€˛. And itâ€™s 7â€™8â€ł tall. That means it contains 3,113 cubic feet of snow and weighs in at 15,563 pounds or about seven metric tons.
Ron Newman reports the city has shut the intersection of Medford and Pearl streets due to the increasingly saggy nature of the city-owned Homans Building.
Joe Curtatone, in Commonwealth Magazine, points out to the rest of Massachusetts that the Massachusetts economy depends almost entirely on the areas served by the T, and that the private sector isn't going to grow more jobs if we don't have a dependable way to get folks to work.
Joe's is my favorite of 5 takes on the T currently featured on the site.
Maryr shows us the rising snow as measured against segments of the Somerville map mural on the Davis bike path.
AWC reports finding both this note at a parking space in Somerville, a city where, unlike Boston, space savers are theoretically never allowed.
There was, of course a response to the note - shown below. Even now, we can imagine the note writers in their kitchens, furiously writing additional notes on the sides of old paper grocery bags.
Rachel Mello's fed up and decided it was time to put out her palm tree, on Lexington Avenue in Somerville.
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.
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.
Hannah Richman watched a Cambridge cab burn around noon on Somerville Avenue in Union Square in Somerville.
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).