Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.
â€śWhose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!â€ť the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like â€śDevelopment without displacementâ€ť and â€śCommunity Benefits Agreement â‰ City Benefits Agreement.â€ť
Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 â€“ A number of community groups, non-profits, business owners and residents are not happy with the ongoing planning process for the redevelopment of Union Square.
About 12 acres, located on seven blocks of real estate, are slated to be redeveloped by a master developer, chosen by the City last year. Union Square Station Associates, or US2, is a consortium of firms â€“ led by Chicagoâ€™s Magellan Development Group LLC and Bostonâ€™s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. â€“ that formed specifically to undertake the billion-dollar development.
Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 â€“ 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.
Hannah Richman watched a Cambridge cab burn around noon on Somerville Avenue in Union Square 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Ron Newman reports Sherman Cafe is closing for good this weekend.
Somerville Patch reports on the incident in Union Square.
Somerville, MA, July 29, 2014 â€“ 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.
â€śAs things change on McGrath, how will that effect Union Square, and the study thatâ€™s going on right now in Union Square?â€ť Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston asked at the July 17 meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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....