The Herald reports.
Ron Newman reports on the theft of some public artwork in Davis Square: An "urban shrine" called "Honesty."
The work was part of a series of pieces artist Pauline Lim installed around Somerville.
Lim then published their GPS coordinates, inviting geocachers to find them all.
If you run into the piece, let Lim and Somerville Police know.
Somebody in Davis Square has some issues with an unknown neighbor:
[O]n the side street where we park, people throw tons of bread, bird seed, and other random food items [once someone left an entire plate of spaghetti] out several times a week in order to feed a flock of pigeons. As it is, it's pretty disgusting. The street and sidewalk are covered in bird poop and you risk that happening to your car if you park in the four or so spots that make up the "pigeon zone". In the last few months, the feedings have increased and the pigeons are everywhere. Now we're starting to see rats in the neighborhood, presumably eating all the food that gets strewn about.
Brad Kelly spotted this fishy bass (or whatever kind of fish that is, but it should be a bass) the other day at the Inside-Out Gallery window in Davis Square. Wonder if the creator knows the guy who turned his dead cat into a helicopter?
Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Candles, anyone? Misha Wolfson reports the power line runs right through Davis Square:
Elm St. side is dark, College Ave. side is normal.
Somerville Climate Action will be holding de-paving parties in June to remove asphalt from two local homes' yards, "allowing the soil to return to health and productivity." Participants get to whack at the asphalt with sledgehammers and pickaxes and then haul it away - and then celebrate with a party.
South End Patch reports on impending bustitution north of the city to let the MBTA build the new Assembly Square stop in peace. There's no set schedule yet for the "diversions," but the T says what will start out as sporadic shutdowns will grow more frequent as the station progresses.
Whoever stole a one-of-a-kind, artist-designed Weekly Dig news box had better hope they don't run into Joe Curtatone in a dark alley. He tweets tonight:
Surely someone can find some other piece of ironic furniture. Return Rawr!
To be sure, Timothy Walton, 25, of Regina Road, may have been preoccupied at the time, what with much of the Somerville PD searching for him, given that he'd allegedly just robbed the Century Bank, 102 Fellsway West.
Whatever the reason, police say Walton tried to dart across Derby Street, only he missed the cruiser coming toward him and so he wound up on the hood, police say:
The suspect's momentum carried him across the hood of the cruiser where he impacted the windshield, landing on the ground next to a parked car. The suspect then got up and continued to flee, but was quickly subdued by patrol officers.
The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to an area hospital for treatment where he remains under guard. A large quantity of cash, including the bait money was recovered from the suspect.
A state plan to rip out a collapsing overpass, of course. Some folks are arguing the state should do the same thing to the McCarthy Overpass on McGrath Highway, rather than spending money on repairs to extends its life for another 10 years.
Rush Hour Race pitted the three transportation modes in a battle to the death, um, fastest commute this morning between Davis Square and Kendall Square. LivableStreets reports bike won, followed nine minutes later by the T. The car sputtered in last.
Steve Annear reports that, yes, the bicyclist stopped for all red lights.
Channel 4 reports Homeland Security wants to test how well biological-warfare detectors in the T work by releasing actual bacteria in Red Line stops in Somerville and Cambridge.
The government assures us the Bacillus subtilis is perfectly harmless. Well, perfectly harmless for healthy people, at any rate. There's a public hearing for government officials to pretend to listen to your concerns on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Square Y.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say ejaculated on a fellow Red Line rider shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday.
Police say the incident happened on an inbound train pulling into Davis and involved a woman sitting next to a set of doors reading a Metro and a man standing next to her:
Channel 7 reports Somerville firefighters managed to get a man out of a silo nearly filled to the top with paper.
Our own Ron Newman updates his map.
Roving Uhub photographer Andy Sellars took this around 8:40 a.m.:
I was just on my way to work and saw the Somerville emergency response out in force on Somerville Ave between Porter and Union, near the Samba Bar. They were putting someone on a backboard. I didn't see any cars involved, and there was a very concerned cyclist talking to the police, so I think it's a bicycle accident.
The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership has posted this video along with other photos and renderings of the proposed stops along the fabled Green Line extension.
YourArlington.com reports Cameras Inc., with outlets in Arlington and Davis Square, is shutting down.
Anthony Berriola of Razors Barbershop & Shave in Somerville shows how to do a shave.
The Daily Free Press reports a Davis Square health club is offering an exercise program based on "The Hunger Games:"
While the workout does not include a fight to the death as in the book, Cronin said players still get competitive.
Wicked Local Somerville reports a New York woman was arrested after "Somerville Police had reportedly received several complaints of 'happy endings' being provided to customers willing to pay for it." However, the alleged personal masseuse drew the line at "boom boom," the Journal adds.
Ed. question: Complaints?
And was promptly delayed so emergency workers could retrieve somebody who fell onto the tracks at Davis. No contact with the third rail, at least, Mike Moura tweets.