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By - 11/28/14 - 10:41 am

Aram Boghosian photographed the SUV that plowed into the Brass Union in Union Square shortly before 11 p.m. on Thursday.

H/t Ron Newman.Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 9:28 pm

On November 15th the Somerville Community Growing Center will be partnering with New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) to host a satellite viewing party of Seeds & Songs of Change at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Come join us at the armory as we tune into the Berklee School of Music for an evening of music and grassroots activism. Cash bar and snacks...Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 8:17 pm

Grooversity Festival 2014. Saturday, November 15, 1:00-6:30 pm. Free and open to all, with live streaming; prizes available for on site and online attendees. East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., Somerville, MA 02145. For information: 917-719-0127, http://www.grooversity.com/festival.

"World drumming for entertainment, education and social change" ... the Grooversity motto and the incentive behind what has now become the annual Grooversity Festival, presented by...Read more

By - 11/8/14 - 10:37 am

Somerville Voices reports on a meeting at which MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said the T had to be prepared for the potential loss of money from increasing gas taxes in order to win federal funding for the plan to someday extend the Green Line into Somerville and Medford.

On Tuesday, voters repealed a plan under which gas taxes would increase every year at...Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 5:38 pm

UPDATE, 5:47 p.m.: Spirits in Black reports the lights are back on at Assembly Row, but that traffic remains a mess.

Around 5:15 p.m., Jackie Geilfuss reported the power was out at Assembly Row - including the lights at Assembly Row and Rte. 28.

People are stuck in elevators.

Around 5:30, NPW reported:

Heard a big boom, now no power in

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By - 10/27/14 - 11:28 am
Somerville cops on scene of crash between minivan and police motorcycle

Tim captured the scene on Medford Street where the pictured minivan and police motorcycle collided shortly after 10 a.m.Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 2:00 pm

Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 – “You have to make it through the first part of the tour to get to the part that’s really cool and more relaxing, and hopefully enjoyable,” said Brandon Wilson, Director of Historic Preservation Commission in Somerville, to the 30 or so people crowded around her on a recent Sunday afternoon.

Wilson and the Commission were hosting an historical tour of...Read more

By - 10/24/14 - 1:42 pm

By Elijah Kaplan, SNN reporter

Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 –New, relatively unregulated “ride sharing” transportation companies like Uber and Lyft earn the praise of travelers but are prompting protests from traditional taxi drivers and others.

Across the country, and the world, the media, public officials and others are discussing how to regulate the multi-million dollar industry. Some places – like Germany – have banned the...Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 1:39 pm

Oct. 21, 2014 - Visit the Kiley Barrel site, march with the Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, learn how Tufts is trying to improve its treatment of victims of sexual abuse, see what's up with the Union Square "Community Benefits Agreement," and explore the taxi-Uber conundrum. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #25. Check out other episodes at www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org.
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By - 10/19/14 - 5:36 pm
Eggnog in October at Somerville Whole Foods

And we're still drawing down our pumpkin-spice supplies. R.S.Y. Buchanan reports seeing this Christmas drink today at the Somerville Whole Foods. Or as he puts it:

Dammit, tryptophan induced coma comes first!

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By - 10/14/14 - 9:40 pm

Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:

Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.

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By - 10/12/14 - 12:08 pm

J. Schmidt is posting videos from this weekend's Honk.Read more

By - 10/4/14 - 4:14 pm

The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership provides the good news/bad news update on extending the Green Line through Somerville: The good news is that design work for the Lechmere, Washington Street and Union Square stations is now 90% done. The bad news is that several more months have been added to the schedule for actually running trains to those stations....Read more

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

Vanyaland reports the Live Nation/Paradise/House of Blues/Brighton Music Hall guy is buying the old post office in Union Square, although he's yet to say exactly what he'll be doing with it.Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 1:59 pm

Tufts Daily reports the university has changed the name of the system students and professors uses to access student information from the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) to just the Student Information System (SIS), "based on the negative associations with the group Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)."

Remember AYDs?

H/t Jon Christian....Read more

By - 9/29/14 - 8:22 am
Sunrise over the Mystic River in Somerville

Bill Ritchotte watched the sunrise this morning from Draw Seven Park on the Mystic in Somerville.Read more

By - 9/27/14 - 9:16 pm

Shades of JP: Somebody went down Hawthorne Street in Somerville today, putting fliers on car windshields warning how the proposed Davis Square Roche Bros. would be the first step in turning the square "corporate."Read more

By - 9/27/14 - 12:13 pm
Rosebud Diner in Somerville

Photo by Stevil. See it larger.

Molly Galler gives the re-opened and completely revamped on the inside Rosebud a resounding meh. Homemade biscuits with honey butter were "pure nirvana," but the service was "painfully slow."

Photo copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 12:52 pm

Somerville, MA, September 24 2014 – Lincoln Park renovations were back on the agenda again, almost a year after the previous meeting and two years after the City announced it would be revamping the park.

In his presentation at a September 15 meeting, Director of Parks and Open Space Arn Franzen told the almost 100 parents, students and coaches present that the city was getting...Read more

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