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:

By - 10/13/13 - 10:19 am
Perhaps Contraption in Honk

Dan Meade took in Perhaps Contraption during Honk in Somerville yesterday.

Brian D'Amico listened to somebody playing a street piano outside the MFA the other day.

MFA Street Piano

Copyright Dan Meade and Brian D'Amico, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/3/13 - 8:03 pm

Wicked Local Somerville reports a 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

By - 10/2/13 - 6:22 pm

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.

By - 9/30/13 - 8:03 am

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.

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By - 9/26/13 - 9:32 pm

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

By - 9/24/13 - 9:26 am

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

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By - 9/12/13 - 2:04 pm

Vanyaland has the details and video of Young's performance at Johnny D's.

By - 9/9/13 - 10:45 am

Zoe facade

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.

Dan O'Brien notes the collapse... Read more

By - 9/4/13 - 3:58 pm

Wanted dudeWanted dude.

That description should narrow down the suspects. Transit Police report he's wanted for stealing two bikes from the racks at the Davis Square Red Line stop last month.... Read more

By - 9/1/13 - 9:18 am


People who were up around 6:30 a.m. and looked up got to see a rainbow, as Julie did over the Market Basket in Somerville (l.) and Bobby Fallon did over South Boston.

About 2 1/2 hours later, of course, the rains came and people whose phones... Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 9:14 am

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.

By - 8/27/13 - 1:26 pm

Mike Moura reports firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire on the fourth floor of a five-story building at 34 Highland Ave.... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 4:35 pm

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

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By - 8/18/13 - 9:48 am

A porch fire around 9 a.m. at 18 Belmont St., according to Christopher Welch. Firefighters were able to quickly bring it under control.

Aug. 13:
Yet another multiple-alarm fire in Somerville.... Read more

By - 8/13/13 - 9:52 am

This time a three alarmer that seemed to be under control then flared up again at 19 Banks St. in Porter Square, WFXT reports.... Read more