Somerville

By - 10/7/18 - 10:40 pm
Honkfest bees

Some bees go honk. Greg Cook took in the annual Honk Festival parade from Somerville to Cambridge today.

By - 10/3/18 - 9:42 am

A member of the 18th Street Gang caught with a gun after a drug deal in Somerville last year - a gun he may have acquired as protection after he was beaten and stabbed by MS-13 members - was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in prison. Read more.

By - 9/28/18 - 11:13 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a district-court judge erred in not granting a woman a restraining order against her ex for continuing to engage in sexual activities on her even after she told him she was "done" and "tired" and had him pull out of her. Read more.

By - 9/19/18 - 10:31 pm
Saving a concrete lion's head on the old Homans Building in Somerville

Roving UHub photographer Rachel Mello watched workers carefully remove a concrete lion from the old Homans Building in Somerville, which is being torn down to make way for the Gilman Square station on the Green Line Extension. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 6:45 pm
Jose Vasquez

A Somerville man who led one of the local MS-13 "cliques" was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison today for RICO violations that included trying to slice up a member of a rival gang in Chelsea and helping to dispose of evidence related to the knife/gun murder of another alleged member of a rival gang on Falcon Street in East Boston. Read more.

By - 8/29/18 - 8:53 pm

Atlas Obscura introduces us to Daniel Fireside of Somerville, whose hobby is looking for unusual manhole covers (something we, of course, would never do - well, not often).

By - 8/26/18 - 10:08 pm

Neighbor destroys my plants at 2am (Somerville, MA)

A Somerville resident woke up this morning to find his tomato plants destroyed. And then he looked at the video from his surveillance and saw one of the neighbors from down Roberts Street (off Hinckley) kicking the hell out of the plants.

By - 8/24/18 - 2:30 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say masturbated "in close proximity to a female" on a Red Line train between Davis and Alewife around 5 p.m. on Aug. 16.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

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.