Union Square

By - 8/3/14 - 8:14 pm

Somerville, MA, July 29, 2014 – While pleased the grounding of the McGrath highway is moving forward, residents and local elected officials who attended a recent meeting told Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) representatives that they want to make sure everyone is kept updated on planning and construction, and that the project is well-coordinated with other work going on around the city.

“As things change... Read more

By - 6/13/14 - 4:42 pm

Vanyaland reports some goon lifted the Jimmy Fund can from the bar at Bull McCabe's in Union Square, Somerville, earlier this week - and that a surveillance camera caught him in the act.

By - 6/11/14 - 9:47 pm

Shortly after 8:15 p.m., Union Square went dark, the victim, Nstar says, of "damage to high voltage equipment." It proved an inconvenience to many, but a lucky few found it kind of nice, as Spatch reports:

Power outage in Union Square; the block with Bronwyn was affected. Anniversary dinner in growing darkness is very romantic.

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By - 6/8/14 - 10:28 pm
Gracie's Ice Cream

Julie spotted this sign on the old Sherman Market space in Union Square today.

The Web site doesn't offer any more specifics.

Art

By - 3/18/14 - 7:50 am
Art in Somerville

Either the Not Art guy has changed directions or he has a rival. Chris Devers spotted this visual commentary in Union Square in Somerville yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 10:28 am
Oops in Somerville

Dan Meade reports that not long after he took this photo yesterday, one of the swords went flying into the assembled crowd of onlookers in Union Square. "And that's the roller coaster of life. Everything is going great until it's not," the sheepish swordsman quipped. Nobody was injured.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 11:46 am
No recycling

An incredulous citizen wonders who approved these ads for the Economist for the sides of city recycling bins, in this case the one in Union Square in Allston:

Not to be picky, but seriously?! Who approved a sign that contradicts the act of recycling ON a recycling container the city spent extra money on in gold faith? Come on now people....

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By - 8/11/13 - 9:58 am

Woman with fire on a chain.

R.S.Y. Buchanan took in the fire spinning at Ignite 2013 in Union Square last night.

Throwing fire in the air.

Lady in red with flames by Mike Seneschal.

Photo copyright R.S.Y. Buchanan. Posted... Read more

By - 8/5/13 - 10:06 am

Sunset over Union Square

After yesterday's rainbow came the sunset, photographed here by Christopher Wagner over Union Square in Allston.... Read more

By - 6/28/13 - 11:31 am

Paris of the '90s? More like the Orlando of the '10s.

Union Square Main Streets posted this video of a truck-eating sinkhole that opened up this morning next to the Dunkin' Donuts.

Via Chris Devers, who asks:

This calls for a “time to repair our crumbling infrastructure” commercial, eh?

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By - 6/27/13 - 7:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Griddler's Burger and Dogs on Beacon Hill and Union Square Donuts in Somerville are teaming up on a $6 "bronut:"

The dish will include a Griddler's burger patty that has a fried egg on top, with both being inside a sweet and salty maple-bacon glazed donut "bun" from the donut shop.

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By - 6/18/13 - 8:00 am

Apparently, Union Square Main Streets, which runs the market, keeps getting asked. So they're telling you it has nothing to do with a bias against the city's caffeinated masses. It's because the market's goal is to promote local brick-and-mortar businesses, and none of the local coffee sellers (including the local Dunkin' Donuts) has chosen to get a stall.

To meet the goal of supporting

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By - 5/9/13 - 8:40 am

Van in Union SquareThe van in Union Square. Photo by Melina Schuler.

Update: The Globe reports the victim, 12, died.

A pedestrian was hit by a van shortly after 7 a.m. on Cambridge Street near the intersection with Brighton Avenue, right by the... Read more

By - 2/25/13 - 9:43 am

Rachel Blumenthal checks out Somerville's newest round-treat emporium: Union Square Donuts, where most donuts go for $3, but the maple-bacon specials will set you back $3.50 each:

I found them to be worth the splurge, but I wouldn't make a frequent habit out of it.

She also reports that Backbar is now making ramen, but that it only makes ten portions of the stuff... Read more

By - 9/14/12 - 10:29 am

Amy Casey wonders what the deal is with the women in Union Square in Somerville she keeps seeing with plastic bags covering their legs and purses.

By - 9/6/11 - 9:44 am

Stephanie Clarkson reports Starlab, the practice space and recording studio in Union Square, was broken into over the weekend:

Both of Stephen Konrads's guitars were stolen (a fireglo Rickenbacker 360 and a brown Fender Telecaster '69 Thinline with a pearl pickguard) along with both of Wayne's basses (a sunburst Fender Jazz Bass with pick-up covers and a natural finish Rickenbacker 4003). Also Chris Duggan's

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By - 8/16/11 - 9:35 am

Susan Olsen, better known as the youngest one in curls, will headline the annual Fluff festival in Somerville's Union Square this September. Volunteers are needed to help out. Do you have what it takes?

By - 4/11/11 - 6:50 am

Post Somerville reports on some anti-yuppie sentiment in Union Square.

By - 9/25/10 - 7:25 pm

Fluff pirates

Today was Union Square's annual Fluff Festival, this year celebrating Fluffy whoopie pies (but don't worry: Roving bands of entrepreneurs sold Fluffernutters).

No Fluff Festival would be complete without either the Flufferettes or a Pharaoh of Fluff:

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