Somerville

By - 8/3/18 - 5:54 pm

There was a small fire on the Orange Line near Assembly, small enough a train driver was able to put it out with an extinguisher, but large enough to cause delays, the T reports.

By - 8/1/18 - 11:59 pm

A federal jury today convicted Martin Gottesfeld, 32, on one count of conspiracy to damage protected computers and one count of damaging protected computers for distributed denial-of-service attacks that disrupted the entire Longwood Medical Area and a Framingham residential youth treatment program. Read more.

By - 7/31/18 - 11:14 am
Open faregate at Assembly on the Orange Line

Andrealynn reports this broken faregate at Assembly has been stuck in open for weeks now.

By - 7/20/18 - 2:53 pm
Scooters

Scooters on the loose.

John Christian spotted these electric scooters for rent at Assembly Row in Somerville today - after being banned, at least temporarily, in San Francisco. Read more.

By - 7/17/18 - 6:38 pm
By - 7/6/18 - 10:27 am

Scout Somerville reports ONCE Ballroom in Somerville is shutting after a series of unfortunate events, including a robbery and a "bookkeeper failure," but that it hopes to re-open sometime this fall.

By - 7/5/18 - 3:32 pm

But in declarations filed in connection with a lawsuit in Washington state over the separations, officials in Boston, Chelsea and Somerville say they would need to dedicate special resources to help the kids overcome the trauma that comes from being forcibly removed from their parents. Read more.

By - 6/28/18 - 1:20 pm

This Sunday, July 1, Open Space Community Acupuncture offers treatments by donation with 100% of proceeds benefiting The Florence Project, a non-profit organization providing free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona and Texas.

Suggested donation is along the clinic’s regular sliding scale, $20-40 per treatment, but every dollar received goes directly to The Florence Project.

By - 6/27/18 - 12:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the other Joshua Tree, the one in Davis Square, is closing (the one in Allston, of course, closed years ago).

By - 6/25/18 - 11:44 pm

But this time they really, really mean it, and before you know it, people will be riding the Green Line hard from Union Square and other points west of Lechmere, they say.

By - 6/21/18 - 6:18 pm
John MacDonald's remains at Logan Airport

An honor guard at Logan Airport today welcomed home John MacDonald, a Somerville native and Allston resident, who, as a Marine, died on Nov. 20, 1943, during the first day of a battle to take the Pacific island of Tarawa. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 11:38 am

The annual Taste of Somerville has been postponed from tomorrow to June 20 due to the possibility of showers.

By - 6/8/18 - 8:35 am

WBUR reports on the Somerville school that is teaching little kids how to hide from a mass murderer to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

By - 6/7/18 - 3:36 pm

Somerville Local First is proud to present the 2018 SomerWellness Fair being held in the historic main room of the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville) on Wednesday June 27th, 2018 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by SIRA NATURALS, this event is an amazing opportunity for attendees to learn about a variety of options to incorporate good health and wellness into everyday life. Representatives from the financial, yoga, medicinal cannabis, sensory deprivation and other industries will be available to provide information, introduce you to fun and unique ways of maintaining a healthy life and answer questions.

By - 6/6/18 - 10:15 am

The annual Taste of Somerville is coming up on Wednesday, June 13, between 5 and 8 p.m. in Nathan Tufts Park.

More than 60 restaurants and food trucks will offer samples - and local musicians will provide acoustic performances.

General admission is $50; $15 for children under 12. Proceeds will benefit the Walnut Street Center.

By - 6/3/18 - 12:18 am
Big Gay Dance Party in Somerville

Greg Cook attended the Big Gay Dance Party in Somerville's Union Square on Saturday.

By - 5/17/18 - 11:14 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed a lawsuit against Esh Circus Arts and the Somerville zoning board, saying the person who brought it does not live close enough to be legally aggrieved by the circus center's request to use some vacant office space in its building. Read more.

By - 5/9/18 - 9:53 am

Cambridge Police report arresting a homeless man on charges he set numerous trash barrels and recycling bins on fire over a two-hour period in Cambridge and Somerville yesterday morning. Read more.

By - 5/7/18 - 11:09 pm
Looking at clamped leaky pipe in Somerville

Coast Guard officers look at newly clamped pipe. Photo by USCG.

The Coast Guard reports an Eversource electrical conduit under I-93 near the Somerville/Charlestown line was the source of oil showing up in the Mystic River. Read more.

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.