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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 - 9/22/23 - 2:46 pm

Organizers of the annual What the Fluff? celebration of Somerville's contribution to the culinary world have moved it from tomorrow, when we're expected to be inundated again, to Sunday - 3 to 7 p.m. in Union Square.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 5:41 pm

MassDOT announced today it's holding off shutting down the Union Square branch of the Green Line Extension until at least September after realizing that starting a six-week shutdown right after it shut the Sumner Tunnel without consulting with local officials about possible workarounds was kind of stupid. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 10:12 pm

Update: Union Square shutdown delayed until at least September.

The MBTA announced today that the Green Line Extension will be shut between Lechmere and Union Square for six weeks starting July 18, not because there's anything wrong with the tracks this time, but so MassDOT can make repairs to the Squires Bridge, over which McGrath Highway crosses the tracks near Union Square. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 11:26 am
Guy in shorts on coldest day in a long time in Union Square.

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.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 2:12 pm

Marx Bros. Why a Duck?

You can laugh or you can cry about Green Line Extension service this afternoon.

At 1:51 p.m. Jill Rodgers sent a Green Line cri de couer from a trolley sitting motionless on the viaduct between Lechmere and Union Square, you know, the part of the Green Line that was shut down for a month to make it work all nice and smooth and stuff. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 11:25 pm

At 8:43 p.m., the MBTA reported ten-minute delays on the Green Line because of signal problems at Union Square, which should still have that new-station smell.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 9:11 am

Some thought it might never happen, but at 4:50 a.m., after decades in the making, the first trolley to take passengers rolled out of Union Square in Somerville. 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 - 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 - 10/21/21 - 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 - 8/19/21 - 1:48 pm
Flooded commuter rail tracks in Union Square, Somerville

Somerville City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen captured the scene along the Fitchburg Line tracks, next to the impending Union Square Green Line stop, after this afternoon's drenching rain. Note the floating timbers. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 10:31 pm
Full moon over Union Square in Somerville

Frank Solensky captured the moon over Union Square in Somerville tonight.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 4:26 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bull McCabe's in Union Square has been knocked out of commission.

By adamg - 3/5/19 - 1:33 pm

State Police report troopers in a copter were able to guide Somerville Police to an area of Somerville where they were able to find a 22-year-old man who had gone missing while wearing a radio-beacon device. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/19 - 4:14 pm
BayBank sign partially emerges in Somerville's Union Square

The Tokist spotted a blast from the past in Union Square: The partial re-emergence of a BayBank sign over an ATM.

Proof its customers were real go-getters: Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/18 - 9:13 pm

Fast Company takes a look at Union Square in Somerville, which might take off after it gets that new trolley stop.

H/t Chris Devers.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 1/22/18 - 5:53 pm
People with plastic-wrapped heads

Snoe was waiting for the bus in Union Square in Somerville when she noticed the people connecting their heads via the magic of plastic wrap. "Public art?" she wonders.

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