Vaguely, in the back of my head I must have known that a few homeless fellows would populate a public park in summer every now and then. But I really didnâ€™t think much of it. I would be there every day anyway if there were any problems, and I had very rarely ever been approached by any homeless people in Somerville in my 4 years of living thereâ€¦ so it would be fineâ€¦.
It was not fine. ...
Slam reports this guy with no shoes - and white pants after Labor Day - got on the Red Line with him at Davis Square this morning.
Still on our train at Charles MGH... Bold to say the least.
Jeff Kaufman reports on what is turning into a $50,000 decontamination project thanks to some clueless workers who removed an ancient Honeywell heating system and let the mercury that it used to help pressurize the water just spill all over the place, well before he bought the place.
On July 1st I discovered a puddle of liquid mercury in our house. It was the evening before the holiday weekend and I was preparing to do some more demolition for the bathroom I've been working on.
Aram Boghosian reports he opened his window in East Somerville this morning to find a rather large bird staring back at him.
Claire Blechman reports spotting this turkey apparently seeking an inspection today at a gas station on Beacon Street in Somerville, heading towards Inman Square.
Elizabeth Weinbloom, running for alderman in Somerville's Ward 6, has her own campaign song, a protest against rising rents performed by Amy Kucharik that harkens back to the original Charlie on the MTA - a campaign song for Walter O'Brien, the Progressive Party's candidate for Boston mayor in 1948.
Andrew Ferreira ran across this free-conversation booth in Davis Square tonight.
The Herald reports state officials now think extending the Green Line through Somerville might cost upwards of $3 billion - and the federal government has only committed to $1 billion of that, and might take that away if state officials can't figure out how to pay for the rest, which apparently they're have trouble doing.
Greg Cook took in the Ignite festival in Union Square last night.
Greg Cook, who in year's past has organized the Saddest Parade on Earth, is working with the Somerville Arts Council on a pity party in Union Square next month:
Weâ€™re looking for bands to play 20 minutes sets of sad songs (classic covers as well as depressing originals). Weâ€™ll provide a â€śback lineâ€ť (amps, mics, etc.), but musicians have to bring their own drums and other instruments. Weâ€™re seeking facepainters to paint tears and other sad stuff on visitorsâ€™ faces. Weâ€™re seeking artists, writers and performers to offer sad visuals, readings and so on. Weâ€™re looking more for funny sad than sad sad, but surprise us with your best melancholia.
Joe Curtatone doesn't hold back when talking to the Herald about Jindal over illegal immigrants and "sanctuary" cities such as Somerville.