Blame a suspicious package at Davis Square for late-morning bollixity.
Somebody's a bit upset that the Davis Square Pinkberry advertises "handcrafted" yogurt:
To get a better sense of whatâ€™s so, so wrong about this, try googling "handcrafted" and see what comes up in the search results: jewelry, pottery and furniture - all things you craft by hand rather than, you know, dump into a cup or bowl and declare your work at an end.... Read more
Davis Square LiveJournal has details on what happened to the old Social Security building yesterday afternoon.
Liam Sullivan warns arachnophobes to stay away from this house in Davis Square.
Vanyaland has the details and video of Young's performance at Johnny D's.
Around 11:10 a.m.
Transit Police report the victim was a white male in his late 30s. After firefighters extricated him from under the train, he was taken to Somerville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The T substituted shuttle buses for Red Line service until about 1:15 p.m.
Ron Newman reports Jonathan Monsarrat's lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss Monsarrat's lawsuit against him, former Somerville Journal editor Deb Filcman and 100 unnamed people with prejudice, which basically means Monsarrat can't file it again.
Pursuant to the provisions of Mass. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(i), the Plaintiff, Jonathan Graves Monsarrat, in the above-captioned matter, hereby files and gives notice of dismissal, with prejudice... Read more
Update on the sale and closing of the Rosebud: Between last night and this morning something has changed the closing of the sale was scheduled to happen on the 15th of May. But I was informed by the owners of the property that... Read more
Our own Ron Newman, a longtime participant in the Davis Square LiveJournal community, reports that he, former Somerville Journal editor Deb Filcman and 100 "John and Jane Does" are being sued for more than $5 million for libel by Turbine founder Johnny Monsarrat. At issue: A lengthy LiveJournal discussion and a couple of Wicked Local blog posts about Monsarrat's... Read more
Our own Ron Newman points us to some city bid documents for the municipal lot at Day and Herbert streets. The city is seeking at least $1 million for the property.
Fans of the froyo chain now have a petition drive to try to overcome city opposition:
We believe that there is a need for Pinkberry, despite the presence of other frozen yogurt sellers in Davis Square, because the Pinkberry product and experience are unique, in part, due to the fact that the yogurt is uniquely tangy, the shop is not self-service, and the ambiance... Read more