Somerville Police report arresting a man on charges he was going around town collecting money for the "Somerville Babe Ruth Baseball Fund" and then just pocketing the proceeds. Police say the guy, 54, wasn't working alone:
This is an active and ongoing investigation and other parties are believed to be involved. If any businesses or individuals believe they have scammed in this manner, please... Read more
Vanyaland reports some goon lifted the Jimmy Fund can from the bar at Bull McCabe's in Union Square, Somerville, earlier this week - and that a surveillance camera caught him in the act.
Shortly after 8:15 p.m., Union Square went dark, the victim, Nstar says, of "damage to high voltage equipment." It proved an inconvenience to many, but a lucky few found it kind of nice, as Spatch reports:
Power outage in Union Square; the block with Bronwyn was affected. Anniversary dinner in growing darkness is very romantic.... Read more
Nothing like a dead train inbound at Davis to make for a fun morning commute.
Don't Look Down, Beantown ambles about Assembly Row, the new mixed-use development going up in Somerville, likes the way it's coming together:
From materials to patterns, the faces of each building stand out from one another. Planned downtowns like this often run the danger of blending into a forgettable vanilla (nothing planned all at once could meet the eclectic nature of, say, Government Center... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Nick reports:
there was what I can only assume was more than a simple fender bender a week ago on the Arlington/Somerville line at the intersection of Route 16 and Broadway. The debris from the accident is all on the Somerville side of the street: parts of a quarter panel, side mirrors, lots of glass. One enterprising young (five-year-old?) kid was jumping... Read more
This morning, before the parade, the city DPW went along the route cutting bikes away from bike stands and pole, to pile them into a truck for removal.
Tiffany Montogomery, herself a veteran, found her car towed - and when she complained, a cop threatened to arrest her. And then, when she got to the tow lot, they wouldn't give her her car without... Read more
To go with the simulation of riding a trolley on the new end of the Green Line, MassDOT has created this simulation of riding a bike (or walking really quickly) along the 2-mile community path it's planning.
Via Somerville Voices.
Dan Meade took in the Embrace Dance Company at Chuckie Harris Park as part of the Somerville Arts Council's Dancing in the Streets program yesterday.
But that wasn't all. Mike Ball enjoyed some music as part of the citywide PorchFest:
Around 8 a.m., Octr202 reported:
Red Line signals dead north of Harvard. Lovely 20 min wait near Porter. Must be a nice backup by now.
UPDATE, 9:22 a.m. Jason Lee reports:
1 hr 15 min commute today covering the extensive distance of 3.2 miles. Impressive.
State officials today announced a 2-mile "community path" from Lechmere to Lowell Street, alongside the Green Line extension, will be fully complete by the time the Green Line extension opens, whenever that is (the latest estimate is 2020).
Construction is already well underway on the segment between Cedar and Lowell streets; state officials say that part of the path should be ready for use this... Read more
Somerville Police report a woman was attacked as she walked down the 300 block of Beacon Street early Monday.
She had departed the Porter Square MBTA Station and was walking alone on Beacon Street when her attacker grabbed her from behind and made an attempt to force her into a nearby alley. The victim was able to scream and fend off her attacker. The... Read more
Rubifruite TiwesdÃ¦gs awoke around 5 a.m. in Somerville to this.
Becca Fitz spotted this relic out with the trash on Winter Hill yesterday:
I'm guessing the yuppie-haters gave up?
Shortly after 9 a.m., it seems, fare machines at Red and Green Line stations stopped accepting credit and debit cards, hosing monthly passholders who thought they could just waltz right in, replenish their cards and get on the T.
Just in case riders failed to appreciate the humor of the situation, the T stationed a particularly jocular CSA at Davis, according to Sweetadelinevt:
So... Read more