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By adamg - 3/13/22 - 12:50 pm

And now, as they say, the rest of the story. WBZ interviews the man, who had left his car running to pick up an order at a Somerville McDonald's only to come out to see his car gone.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 9:37 am

A federal appeals court yesterday agreed with a lower-court judge that Ron Newman of Somerville neither libeled Johnny Monsarrat nor infringed on his copyright in postings on an online forum that Newman ran. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/22 - 12:37 pm

Somerville has launched the latest salvo in humanity's ongoing battle with rattus: Small environmentally friendly death chambers that can sense the presence of a rat and then electrocute it. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/22 - 1:59 pm

About a dozen freedum fighters barged into Aeronaut Brewery today without masks on and demanded service, only they were denied and then kicked out because Aeronaut requires customers to show proof of vaccination and now they are threatening to sue.

By adamg - 2/16/22 - 1:30 pm

Somerville Police report arresting one man in connection with a shootout at the Mystic development Tuesday afternoon, say additional men stopped not long after in Cambridge might also have been involved. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:58 am
Two stuck buses at Davis busway

Andrew Ferreira shows us the scene at the Davis Square bus stop around 9:30 a.m., where two buses got stuck, leaving another 10 northbound buses behind them unable to move as well.

By adamg - 1/1/22 - 11:12 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for a man who pulled a gun on somebody at the Assembly Orange Line stop around 7:25 tonight.

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

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 10:25 pm

Slutcracker producers announced today the show can't go on, after at least one cast member tested positive for Covid-19 last week. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 8:53 pm
Test trolleys on tracks between Union Square and Lechmere

Adam Nichols captured some of the action tonight on the Union Square stub, where Green Line operators have begun driving trolleys to test things out and get familiar with the new line. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 8:45 pm

Tufts Daily reports the university had ordered all remaining finals be held online only - and is urging students to leave as soon as they can. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 1:52 pm

State Police report a pedestrian suffered serious injuries when a driver slammed into him at Mystic Avenue at Shore Drive in Somerville around 7 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 11/16/21 - 7:52 am

Billy Tauro, the Trump-supporting publisher of The Somerville News Weekly, demanded and is receiving a recount of the November 2 mayoral election, to be held Thursday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Somerville City Hall.

State law appears to allow Tauro to demand this recount despite the fact he was not on the November ballot after losing the Sept. 14 preliminary with less than 15% of the vote. Tauro then ran a write-in campaign, losing again on November 2, with write-ins receiving 6.5% of the vote.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 10:53 am

The parents of three special-needs students are suing both their communities and the state for the harm they say was done to their children in the way schools suddenly switched to online education in March, 2020 and in the way they say their schools did nothing to help provide the special teaching and assistance the children needed to work online. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 5:49 pm
Bow over Bow Market

Bow Market in Somerville's Union Square, of course, as Ron Newman shows us, in a photo he took around 4 p.m.

That's when lots of other folks looked up and also spotted rainbows. John McMahon captured the double rainbow over Cambridge's Huron Village: Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:50 pm

The new bridge will connect the Assembly MBTA stop with the Northern Strand bicycle path. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The MBTA announced today that the first scheduled service on the Green Line Extension to Union Square won't be until at least March of next year. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 12:03 pm

At Northeastern University, somebody vandalized a mezuzah at the entrance to the campus chapter of the Jewish organization Hillel, while at Tufts, two of the small cases, which contain parchment from the Torah and which are mounted at doorways, were stolen from dorms last month. Read more

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 1:02 pm
A Honk band

In the Before Times, activist brass bands from all over the place would join up for a parade from Somerville to Harvard Square. This year, Honk was more spread out - across Somerville, Cambridge and Boston. Greg Cook caught some of the performances yesterday.

Ron Newman was in Nubian Square for some Honking.

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