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By - 1/22/15 - 9:14 am
Keytar Bear in Davis Square Red Line station, Somerville

Politeness Points spotted Keytar Bear on the Davis Square Red Line platform this morning.

By - 1/10/15 - 1:14 pm
Olympic vision for Boston

One of Boston 2024's many visions.

Wicked Local Somerville reports Joe Curtatone wants a slice of Olympics action:

Curtatone told the Journal Friday he would be open to bringing the games in some capacity to Somerville and did not rule out the possibility of constructing a stadium, hosting an event or building Olympic housing in the city.

Amazingly, nobody from Boston 2024 has yet reached out to the mayor of the Brooklyn of New England.

By - 1/6/15 - 7:35 am
Boston Militia

Boch, owner of the league-leading Boston Militia of the Women's Football Alliance, yesterday announced the end of the team:

It is with heavy heart that I announce the discontinuation of the Boston Militia. The limited numbers of teams in the Northeast has resulted in a reduced schedule over the last few years, causing the professional level of competition to decline.

Fans are not happy.

Via Davis Square LiveJournal (the team played at Dilboy Stadium).

By - 1/3/15 - 8:44 pm
Space saver on Bowdoin Street in Somerville

With a whole inch of snow on the ground, people who have to journey out are taking no chances. Brian McFadden shows us how a resident of Bowdoin Street in Somerville's Union Square is making damn sure nobody gets that parking space that he spent several painful hours absolutely no time at all shoveling out.

By - 1/2/15 - 7:23 pm
Missing snowman in Somerville; bring him back, you Scrooge

Spatch spotted this sign on Wallace Street near Davis Square today.

UPDATE: Karen Kneeland writes (in the comments): "It was a 5' tall three piece metal frame with plastic filament and multiple lights. He had black eyes (like coal) an orange nose and a stove pipe hat. And my granddaughter loved it."

By - 12/22/14 - 1:08 pm

Seems somebody managed to drive into a Dunkin' Donuts in Union Square in Somerville at lunchtime, but didn't get very far inside. Stanley Forman shows the aftermath, reports two people were injured.

By - 12/22/14 - 10:36 am
Old umbrella in Somerville

If so, their owner would be most grateful for their return. Seems a vendor at the Holiday Vintage Market at the Armory yesterday lost the umbrellas around 5:30 p.m.. According to his or her Craigslist post:

There were six umbrellas tied together neatly with two belts, most likely left on the curb just across the street from the Armory.... It would really make my holiday season to get them back, as one had a lot of sentimental value and another has been bought and paid for by a customer.

H/t Hillary.

By - 12/20/14 - 6:36 pm
Commuter rail crash scene in Somerville

Around 6:15 near the Park Street crossing, R.S.Y. Buchanan reports. He adds the driver of the car got out before the crash.

By - 12/18/14 - 5:03 pm

Wicked Local Somerville reports Mayor Curtatone is poised to sign a new ordinance under which property owners who fail to shovel snow off their sidewalks will get not just fines but large, colorful placards placed on their doors to let them and their neighbors know just what sort of lowlifes they are.

By - 12/13/14 - 11:42 pm
Grove Street in Somerville

Mark marveled at the lights on this house on Grove Street in Davis Square, Somerville.

By - 12/9/14 - 8:00 pm
Man being rescued from flood waters in Somerville

Peter Morgan reports a Somerville police officer and a bystander teamed up to rescue a man trapped by rising flood waters in the Medford Street underpass in Union Square tonight.

At the time they helped him out of the car, water was up to his chest, with him sitting in driver's seat.

Not long after, Alexandra Sear photographed the man's car:

By - 12/9/14 - 2:10 pm

The ACLU of Massachusetts reports a Somerville District Court judge today dismissed a criminal complaint against a woman arrested for videoing police questioning teenagers in a playground.

By - 12/8/14 - 10:49 am
Concrete spill in Somerville on I-93

State Police report a truck lost some concrete on I-93 northbound at exit 29 sometime after 10 a.m., forcing troopers to close all but the left lane while a crew cleaned up the mess.

By - 12/6/14 - 6:43 pm
Christmas lights on Ames Street in Somerville

Maggie could hard miss this house on Ames Street in Somerville tonight.

By - 12/5/14 - 6:25 pm
Die-in in Central Square, Cambridge

Central Square die-in. Photo by Central Square.

Protesters started at Tufts University, blocked up Davis Square, where the T shut down the subway station, then moved down Mass. Ave. to Porter and onto Harvard, where a large contingent of T cops blocked the portal into the busway and then had the gates to the main pedestrian entrance to the station locked. As protesters moved down JFK Street, the entrance was re-opened.

Around 6:25 p.m., the vanguard of protesters was approaching Central Square.

By - 12/3/14 - 4:38 pm

Get the latest on the possible plastic bag ban, hear about development across the city and over by the Stop & Shop, visit Greentown Labs and learn about a new partnership, check out the new parking app and get the story behind that marker across the street from the Somerville Police Department. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #28.

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By - 12/2/14 - 1:26 pm

It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.

Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X, we are excited to offer several special workshops.

By - 12/2/14 - 10:36 am

Well, the current estimated cost, at any rate. Boston Magazine reports on the billion-dollar federal commitment.

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.

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 will be available.

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