Wicked Local Somerville reports a boston.com concert in Union Square could be off because alderman are objecting to sucking up the costs of police and DPW details - and portable toilets. The mayor, who supports the thing, notes the city picks up the police tab for events such as the annual Fluff festival; aldermen retort, yeah, but those are sponsored by the city, not... Read more
the Calvica "Oddseyo" horsey show has been closed for over a week and all evidence of it has finally been removed from Assembly Square, perhaps somebody should tell Clear Channel to remove the gazillion billboards along I-93 that are still advertising it.
Dave Levy gives us a glimpse of a man dragging a giant piece of chalk through Somerville over the weekend, which naturally raises some questions, such as "Wha?" and "Huh?" and "Good Lord, why?"
Fig Beebo updates us:
I asked him what he was doing, he said it was an art project and he drawing from his studio to Concord.... Read more
Chris Devers puts a Google map together.
Somerville firefighters raced to 27 Dickinson St. around 8 p.m. to battle what turned into a two-alarm fire.
Over the past several months, Somerville has suffered a series of multi-alarm fires, some of which officials say were set.
The American Red Cross reports six adults and a baby were displaced.... Read more
A rider on an 80 bus sent the driver to the hospital with bruises when he attacked her last night, according to Transit Police.
Police say the alleged attacker, about 60, will received a summons to appear in court for the incident, around 7:10 p.m. near 456 Medford St.
Jesse Haley happened by the bus just as the man ran out:
MBTA has... Read more
Vanyaland has the details and video of Young's performance at Johnny D's.
Maggie Beiser forwards this photo by James McClurkin of the remains of the front of Zoe's Chinese Restaurant on Beacon Street in Somerville, which plummeted to the ground this morning. Mamajoan photographed city officials surveying the damage.
Wicked Local Somerville reports that even as firefighters were battling a two-alarm fire on Bromfield Road early this morning, a two-alarm fire erupted on Summer Street when flames from a burning car set a house on fire.
The city of Somerville today e-mailed residents:
The State Fire Marshal has now ruled that three of the nine fires that have occurred in Somerville this summer were intentionally set. Of the remaining six fires, three have been determined to be accidental and three remain under investigation. The City is continuing to work with state and federal officials to pursue any and all leads regarding... Read more
Firefighters from Somerville and surrounding cities are on Calvin Street, where at least four buildings are on fire this morning.
The smoke... Read more