By - 2/27/15 - 10:46 am
Space savers collected by Somerville DPW

The Somerville Constituent Services Office posted this photo of "a sample" of the space savers removed to date by the city DPW.

By - 2/27/15 - 9:43 am

The Herald reports an escalator at Davis Square ripped a man's pants clear off. Fortunately, the Herald adds, he stayed cool - and had the foresight to wear blue gym shorts.

By - 2/26/15 - 7:45 pm

Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 – Despite the freezing temperatures and mountains of snow, since early January residents have been trudging to meetings about the future of Union Square in the old Post Office.

The gatherings are hosted by City officials and by representatives of US2 (Union Square Station Associates), the master developer for the 12 acres on seven blocks of property in and around the square that are slated to be redeveloped.

By - 2/26/15 - 7:15 pm

Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 – After weeks of immense back-to-back snowstorms, Somerville has now been hit with an unprecedented record of snowfall of over 95 inches, and that’s taking its toll on locally owned businesses.

Some local businesses say they have endured losses in revenue because of the weather that has resulted in limited mass transit, poor road conditions, parking problems, and clogged sidewalks.

By - 2/25/15 - 8:21 pm
Sign urging people to chill out about space saving in Somerville

A Somerville resident posted these signs today. Erin Nolan captured one. How long do you think they'd last in South Boston or JP?

By - 2/24/15 - 5:14 pm

In the spirit of collaboration & community, please join us for our next Potluck and Lecture Series. It is free and open to the general public.This is a great way to network, share a dish and be inspired!

Date: Monday, March 30th from 7-9pm at SCATV (90 Union Square).

About: We will hear from Matt Martino of SVG Films LLC, and the director of "Chainsaw Maidens from Hell." He will talk about his horror film, the business of filmmaking and how you can be successful in the film industry today even if you don’t have a Hollywood-size budget. He will even screen a sneak peak into his new film.

By - 2/24/15 - 5:13 pm

Please join your neighbors at this free, public panel discussion: Our Lives Matter: Art as Protest

Thursday, March 5th from 7-8pm at SCATV (90 Union Square).

We will discuss how local artists, poets and performers use creative expression to respond to current events and social injustices. The panelists will highlight their own work and how this was used to raise awareness about a particular issue in society. Those who attend may leave feeling inspired to pursue their own creative form.

By - 2/21/15 - 12:20 am
Fire on Winter Hill, Somerville

Temple Street scene. Photo by Jesse Haley.

Wicked Local Somerville reports a two-alarm fire on the third floor of a triple decker at 87 Temple St. in Somerville caused heavy damage, but no injuries late Friday night.

By - 2/20/15 - 10:27 pm
Can't use the swing at Somerville park

Dr. Rosie Wagner, a Somerville dentist, had little to smile about as she tried out a swing at Kenney Park in Davis Square tonight.

By - 2/20/15 - 11:24 am
Snow pile in Somerville

Guess when this snow pile in Somerville will melt and you could win a $25 Union Square Donuts gift certificate:

The pile is trapezoidal in shape, with the front side coming in at 11’9″, the back about 18′ and the two other sides at 27′. And it’s 7’8″ tall. That means it contains 3,113 cubic feet of snow and weighs in at 15,563 pounds or about seven metric tons.

By - 2/18/15 - 10:37 pm

Ron Newman reports the city has shut the intersection of Medford and Pearl streets due to the increasingly saggy nature of the city-owned Homans Building.

By - 2/17/15 - 7:17 pm

Joe Curtatone, in Commonwealth Magazine, points out to the rest of Massachusetts that the Massachusetts economy depends almost entirely on the areas served by the T, and that the private sector isn't going to grow more jobs if we don't have a dependable way to get folks to work.

Joe's is my favorite of 5 takes on the T currently featured on the site.

By - 2/16/15 - 11:53 am
Davis Square mural in the snow

Maryr shows us the rising snow as measured against segments of the Somerville map mural on the Davis bike path.

By - 2/12/15 - 10:52 pm
Parking space saver removed in Somerville

AWC reports finding both this note at a parking space in Somerville, a city where, unlike Boston, space savers are theoretically never allowed.

There was, of course a response to the note - shown below. Even now, we can imagine the note writers in their kitchens, furiously writing additional notes on the sides of old paper grocery bags.

Angry note demanding the space saver be put back
By - 2/9/15 - 9:04 pm
Palm tree in Somerville

Rachel Mello's fed up and decided it was time to put out her palm tree, on Lexington Avenue in Somerville.

By - 2/9/15 - 10:17 am

Channel 7 reporter Byron Barnett, doing his live reports from some street in Somerville, finished up one report, then helped push a New Yorker having trouble getting his car down the street.

Apparently he wasn't the first, however. Jim Lokay at WCVB tweeted:

Please. I did that 2 wks ago on Boylston. And 400 others did it before me. Now, if BB could melt this stuff...

Speaking of Channel 5, Danielle Vollmar spent the morning driving around Peabody shoveling out hydrants.

By - 2/9/15 - 8:27 am
By - 2/5/15 - 9:12 am
Boston Herald and Boston Globe honor boxes

You can almost hear the Herald box sneering, "Who's the champ now?" Boxing correspondent Garrett Quinn took in the fight last night at Twin Cities Plaza.

By - 2/3/15 - 7:52 pm
Note from somebody annoyed at snow space savers in Somerville

Kate spotted this note on a space saver in Somerville tonight.

The opposite of this note, in Allston.

By - 2/2/15 - 12:14 pm
Cab fire in Union Square

Hannah Richman watched a Cambridge cab burn around noon on Somerville Avenue in Union Square in Somerville.