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The Somerville Media Fund reports the Somerville City Council voted to begin drafting a home-rule petition asking the state Legislature to let it take steps to rein in rent increases in the city. The Boston City Council last week approved its own home-rule petition for the power to set limits on how fast rents could be increased in older, larger buildings in the city.
A jury in US District Court in Washington, DC today convicted Noah Bacon, 29, of Somerville, of traipsing around inside the Capitol with his fellow insurrectionist Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, the US Attorney's office in Washington reports. Read more.
Lehrhouse, where the Jewish learning and discussion will flow along with food and cocktails from around the world, is set to open at 425 Washington St. in Somerville on March 13. Read more.
A truck driver managed to find out how to mold his 18-wheeler into exciting new shapes today after challenging an underpass of McGrath Highway at Washington Street in Somerville.
While on a Union Square Donuts run this morning, Brandon Horst couldn't help but notice this guy.
Spotted my first guy walking out in shorts with an iced coffee. I knew Somerville wouldn’t let me down.
MassDOT reports it's restricting lanes on the I-93 connector ramp in Somerville after "a large vinyl portion" of a billboard there came loose - but can't be removed safely because it's just too windy for workers from Outfront Media to safely climb up to remove all the vinyl. Read more.
The Scope takes a look at plans by the city and Fenway Health to open a facility where drug users could inject themselves with medical help just a step away - and with access to information about treatment programs.
MassDOT today announced a flurry of new names for its snow-plow and salting trucks, selected from entries by public-school kids across the state: Flurry Fighter, Luke Snowalker, Plower Ranger, Sherlock Snowmes, Snowdrop, Arctic Beast, Sled Zeppelin, Snow day No Way, Blizzard Wizard, Snow Big Deal, Snow Time to Lose, and Blizzard of Oz. Read more.
Josh Bittker captured a hawk enjoying some squab - and a vehicle that is probably going to need a good soak at a car wash - at Twin City Plaza in Somerville yesterday afternoon
The other day, Tim McCormack had a chat with a butcher at M.F. Dulock in Somerville about why it's so hard to find goat meat. It has to do with the fact that, unlike beef, people only tend to want goat for stewing. He explains why that makes butchers reluctant to regularly carry goat (note: click on the "Show more" links for each entry).
Andromeda Yelton spotted this bald eagle today, perching on a light pole at Trum Field in Somerville.
The Tufts Daily tallies up the bomb threats over the past couple of weeks, some of which referenced Tufts's diversity efforts, the murders of four college students in Idaho and the assumption ATF agents have forfeited their lives. Towards the end, after police repeatedly shut various buildings for searches, police concluded the threats were all fake and didn't evacuate anybody the last couple of times.
The Tufts Daily reports on the sixth bomb threat over the past week directed at Tufts University's main campus, sent this morning: "No buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus have been evacuated or closed in response." The Daily adds a copy of the threat was also sent to the Boston-area ATF office.
Tufts University got another bomb threat today, for the fourth straight weekday. And once again, no actual bomb found.
For the third day in a row, Tufts University Police are reporting a "security threat."
It all started with a White nationalist bomb threat on Wednesday.
A bomb threat over alleged mistreatment of white people forced Tufts University to evacuate several buildings on its main campus this afternoon. Read more.
WBUR recounts 32 years of effort to get the Green Line Extension built.
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