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By adamg - 4/12/24 - 10:19 pm
Car on its roof on Alston Street in Somerville

Jess Riley shows us the car flipped on its roof on Alston Street in Somerville, near McGrath Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/24 - 12:42 pm

Art Outdoors surveys the painted utility boxes in Boston and adjacent communities.

JP's stickleback box.
Allston group wants to beautify neighborhood rat traps.

Via PomPoison.

By adamg - 3/26/24 - 9:02 am

The Crimson reports there were witnesses to the foiled fiddle filching at the Burren in Somerville. Plus, the bow fell out of one of the two students' coats as they were getting into an Uber. One of the two is a Crimson editor, but declined to comment when contacted by a Crimson reporter.

By adamg - 3/2/24 - 11:14 am

Swachter writes:

I love the questions that living in Somerville brings up. Questions like, “Are squashed rats compostable?”

By adamg - 2/11/24 - 1:26 pm
Ride share screen showing price between Somerville and Revere - $1.5 million

AzulasKeeper show us the price of an Uber ride from Somerville to Revere this morning.

By adamg - 2/6/24 - 5:13 pm
Cloud bow over Somerville

Roving UHub photographer Pat Quintin files this snap of a cloudbow from a Green Line trolley between Lechmere and Union Square this afternoon

By adamg - 2/5/24 - 1:02 pm
Long line of yellow shuttle buses

SteveBikes yells: Happy Red Line shutdown day from Davis, because, of course, today is the first of ten days of all-day non-stop non-subway action between Alewife and Harvard, with the non-service extended to Park after 8:45 p.m., so the T can do one of those speed-run repair marathons. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/24 - 1:11 pm

Jason Pramas explains why he's shutting down Somerville Wire (in part because he's now working on a statewide news source), but says Somerville is no longer in danger of becoming the news desert he once thought, because the city now has a growing list of news sources, including Cambridge Day and even a newspaper from across the river, which has a "Camberville" newsletter.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 9:27 am

CommonWealth Beacon takes a look at the intersection of old-school Somerville politics and new-school marijuana licensing next door in Medford - in a story that will culminate next month when a former Somerville alderman is sentenced for attempting to bribe the Medford police chief to get his client's dispensary approved in that city.

By adamg - 1/28/24 - 1:54 pm

Newhouse Wildlife Rescue recounts how a Somerville police officer and a pair of animal rescuers teamed up to save a coyote with a broken leg in a ditch near the Mystic that ran into the river when they approached:

Thankfully, it was only about two feet deep. The river was cold enough that we were worried about the coyote getting hypothermia. We got him back to the rescue, as soon as possible, and warmed him up. Jonny was also drenched but he didn’t complain.

By adamg - 1/24/24 - 9:19 am

The day on the brand new Green Line Extension started bright and early and full of buses: The MBTA announced at 5 a.m. it couldn't run trains on the tracks, not because they were out of gauge again but because the signals weren't working near East Somerville. But the bustitution only lasted until 5:17 a.m., when the T updated those darn signals were signaling again.

By Sasha Patkin - 12/20/23 - 9:07 am
The T-Rex nativity at 61 Putnam

The T-Rex nativity at 61 Putnam.

How many different ways can you decorate your yard for the holidays? You might opt for the classy, minimal look with classic winter colors. You might choose a whimsical aesthetic with bright and multicolored lights, or you might prefer an over-the-top look with giant inflatables. Or, if you're 61 Putnam St. in Somerville, you might decide to create a portal to a prehistoric hellscape featuring a T‑Rex nativity and elves being torn to shreds by the skeletons of demon hellhounds while a raptor skeleton in a Santa hat flies overhead. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/23 - 6:03 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the foamy marriage of Dorchester Brewing Co. and Aeronaut Brewing.

By adamg - 12/9/23 - 2:45 pm

Work to "regauge" most of the Green Line Extension that was supposed to be done by Monday instead will take another week to finish, the MBTA announced yesterday. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 12/7/23 - 9:29 am
The cast of T: An MBTA Musical

The cast of T: An MBTA Musical. Photo by Dan Fox.

Loving to hate the absurd incompetence of the T is a time-honored Boston tradition as old as the train itself. The cathartic experience of venting about the T is a bonding and a uniting force of frustration in a diverse city, as easy to spark a conversation with as talking about the weather.

T: An MBTA Musical proudly carries on this tradition. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/23 - 9:36 am

The MBTA reports it's started running trolleys to and from Union Square again, but that service on the stubbier end of the Green Line Extension remains slow because of a signal issue near Lechmere.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 10:02 am

The Newton Beacon reports advocates of changing zoning to allow more growth in its village centers lost "in a bloodbath" in city-council elections. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/23 - 9:52 am

A California man with a long history of making bogus hostage calls to women police officers on two continents was sentenced last week for a series of calls to Tufts University police officers in 2021 that sparked an hours-long room-by-room search of several dormitories, by both officers and dogs, for a supposed woman being held hostage by an ex-special services specialist with a taser. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 2:16 pm
Finger man and pal

Finger man and pal. Surveillance photo via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a pair of guys for some assholery turned A&B on a Green Line train near Gilman Square in Somerville around 11 p.m. on Saturday: Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 6:41 pm

WBZ reports that well over half the tracks on the Green Line Extension will have to be rebuilt - and that GM Phil Eng says previous management knew about the problem as early as 2021, but decided not to stop the already frequently delayed construction to fix the problem.

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