By - 2/9/14 - 9:31 am
Flamingo in a tree

H_Boston spotted this flamingo up in a tree in Somerville.

Copyright H_Boston. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/8/14 - 10:11 am

So there's this church on College Avenue in Somerville (quick, which one?) that rarely shovels. Somebody taped a thesis to the door.

Via this Boston Reddit discussion.... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 4:02 pm

Patch, the once promising hyperlocal network, today took a scythe to its remaining workforce, laying off hundreds of employees.

Locally, Chris Orchard, editor of Somerville Patch, announced his layoff. The editors of the Belmont, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Braintree, Charlestown, Hingham, Jamaica Plain, Malden, Melrose, Milton, Roslindale, Waltham, West Roxbury and Weymouth Patch sites were apparently let go - all of their profile... Read more

By - 1/28/14 - 11:51 am

Blame a suspicious package at Davis Square for late-morning bollixity.

By - 1/14/14 - 7:35 pm

Somerville Police are alerting residents that three women have been indecently assaulted in evening and early night hours, mostly recently on Sunday on Hawkins Street in Union Square and Jan. 2 in the area of Porter and Sumner streets.

We wish to alert residents, especially women, to take safety precautions when walking at night. Do not wear ear buds while walking, avoid poorly lit areas,

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By - 1/6/14 - 8:25 am

Somebody's a bit upset that the Davis Square Pinkberry advertises "handcrafted" yogurt:

To get a better sense of what’s so, so wrong about this, try googling "handcrafted" and see what comes up in the search results: jewelry, pottery and furniture - all things you craft by hand rather than, you know, dump into a cup or bowl and declare your work at an end.

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By - 1/5/14 - 9:41 am
Missing mittens

Sacha Pfeiffer noticed these fliers up around Cambridge and Somerville:

Sad children with cold hands (and annoyed parents) somewhere in Cambridge/Somerville

By - 1/2/14 - 10:48 pm

Map of Neighbors Who Need Help Shoveling

For most of us the snow is beautiful when it is coming down and a hassle for travel but for the elderly and people with disabilities it can leave them stranded in their homes with out access to needed medications, food, and services.

We can help! I invite you to join me in digging out our elderly and disabled neighbors by participating in a... Read more

By - 12/26/13 - 12:20 am

A man who says he used his American Express card to buy stuff at the Somerville Target on Dec. 1 is now seeking more than $5 million from Target to compensate him and other Massachusetts Target customers who may have had their credit-card information stolen.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Daniel Heller, who describes himself as "a regular... Read more

By - 12/23/13 - 9:52 am
MIT pickup being pulled out of Mystic River

State Police report that some MIT students were having fun with a 1,000-lb. remote-controlled boat in the Mystic River in Somerville last night. But all good things come to an end and the kids tried using a Ford Ranger to haul the boat out of the water. Instead, State Police say, the boat pulled the pickup into the river. State Police now advise:


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By - 12/10/13 - 10:32 am

Ron Newman introduces us to the little free libraries of Somerville - boxes set up where anybody can take a book or leave a book.

By - 12/5/13 - 7:19 am
Bright Christmas lights in Somerville

Merryr marveled at this Christmas display in Somerville last night. See it larger.

Meanwhile, for people who still fondly remember the Arborway Castle, there's always the Millis Wonderland, opening this weekend.

By - 11/19/13 - 8:00 pm

A woman walking through the Somerville side of Porter Square around 11:30 p.m. yesterday was grabbed from behind by "an unknown male who attempted to indecently assault her," the city alerts residents.

He's described as 5'9" with short, straight hair. He wore a black jacket, baggy pants and "nice shoes."

By - 11/14/13 - 4:54 pm
Sunset over Somerville

Rachel Anne Miller shows us the sunset from her home in Somerville.

And, of course, lots of other folks pointed their cameras upward this afternoon for what almost seems to have become a daily occurrence here in the Boston area:

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By - 11/8/13 - 6:22 am

Davis Square LiveJournal has details on what happened to the old Social Security building yesterday afternoon.

By - 10/26/13 - 8:57 pm

Spatch moved from a Somerville street where he was quite happy with RCN to a street where he could only sign up with Comcast. So he did. And promptly set a land-speed record for learning to dislike a company.

By - 10/21/13 - 9:19 am

Jim reports the woman fell off a platform at Davis around 8:40 a.m. Several men jumped down to rescue her, he says, adding she appeared to have suffered a broken arm.

Last week, it was Downtown Crossing.

By - 10/19/13 - 4:19 pm

Liam Sullivan warns arachnophobes to stay away from this house in Davis Square.

And let's not forget the giant spider of Fort Point.

By - 10/15/13 - 10:06 am
Big yellow chicken

Rob Bellinger watched Honk in the culmination of its annual weekend - a march wending through Somerville and Cambridge yesterday on its annual joyful-noise way from Davis Square to Harvard Square.

Greg Cook also took plenty of Honk photos:

Honk parade

Mike Ball took Honk photos, as well: