Tim captured the scene on Medford Street where the pictured minivan and police motorcycle collided shortly after 10 a.m.
Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 â€“ â€śYou have to make it through the first part of the tour to get to the part thatâ€™s really cool and more relaxing, and hopefully enjoyable,â€ť 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 Elijah Kaplan, SNN reporter
Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 â€“New, relatively unregulated â€śride sharingâ€ť 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 â€“ like Germany â€“ have banned the... Read more
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.
Somerville Neighborhood... Read more
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!
Somerville has begun advertising for its first official poet laureate.
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.
J. Schmidt is posting videos from this weekend's Honk.
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
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.
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)."
Bill Ritchotte watched the sunrise this morning from Draw Seven Park on the Mystic in Somerville.
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."
Somerville, MA, September 24 2014 â€“ 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
Updated with State Police info.
Matt Marra walked out of his dentist's office in Davis Square around 10:45 a.m. and right into a scene out of The Town - except this time the good guys won: A squadron of cops in armor taking down two guys they seemed to have known would be coming out of the Rockland Trust branch:
There was unmarked white... Read more
September 23, 2014 - Go Somervilleans to the Peopleâ€™s Climate March on Sept. 21, learn the latest on the Aldermenâ€™s campaign finance reform law, on a new proposed ordinance thatâ€™s already leading landlords to evict Tufts students, on the plans and process for the Lincoln Park renovation, and on Senator Elizabeth Warrenâ€™s talk at Tufts. These stories, a visit to a secret garden and the... Read more
by Jane Regan
Somerville, MA, September 23, 2014 â€“ Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a crowd of some 500 students, faculty and neighbors on September 15 with stories from her youth, but she also issued dire warnings about the big banks, the lack of investment in education and the â€śhollowing out of the middle class.â€ť
The senator was also protested by those who came to... Read more
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Billâ€™s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more