Home 'n' hearth

By - 3/29/11 - 4:36 pm

Detective Mario Oliveira has been nominated as an America's Most Wanted All-Star, but needs votes to secure the title! We all know, Mario is an all-star, lets show the rest of the world he is too!

Vote here for Mario and be sure to vote everyday until April 10th!

By - 3/24/11 - 1:52 pm

Be sure to attend the last Winter Farmer's Market at The Armory (191 Highland Avenue) this Saturday, March 26th, from 10-2pm.

Also, please fill out this survey to help plan next year's market!

By - 3/2/11 - 2:02 pm

As a former educator, I am pleased to report the following information regarding bullying in the Somerville Schools. Please note that all this information can also be found on the "School Section" page ~Courtney O'Keefe

By - 1/27/11 - 2:29 pm

Meredith posted her conundrum: The bitter, cranky old guy who lives next door spotted her clearing her driveway this morning in part by tossing it over the fence onto piled up snow on his property - and started yelling at her:

By - 1/5/11 - 11:49 am

Dot rat Tim Smith quotes Dennis Lehane and adds his own reasons for staying in Boston:

By - 12/29/10 - 8:34 pm

Power finally back on at about 8:15. Has been off since we returned home just before 4:00. Not sure how long it was off prior to that.

Beech Street in the vicinity of the Mozart School.

By - 11/29/10 - 12:48 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports how a roomie spat spiraled into a police call and a date in court.

By - 10/25/10 - 10:54 pm

Channel 7 reports two Allston roommates discovered they had a third: A 4 1/2-foot long boa constrictor living in their ceiling.

By - 10/6/10 - 11:53 am

City Hall Annex
50 Evergreen Ave.
Every Thursday starting
November 4
5 to 7 p.m.

Also available during these times and events:
Council on Aging
167 Holland St.
Friday, October 15
9 to 11 a.m.

Council On Aging – Health Fair
167 Holland St.
Wednesday, October 20
9 to 11 a.m.

Properzi Manor
13-25 Warren Ave.
Thursday, October 28
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Cross Street Senior Center
165 Broadway
Friday, October 29
10 to 11 a.m.

Clarendon Hill Towers
1374 Broadway, Community Room
Wednesday, November 3
2 to 3 p.m.

George Dilboy Post
371 Summer St.
Friday, November 5
12 to 2 p.m.

Ralph & Jenny Senior Center
9 New Washington St.
Wednesday, November 10
10 to 11 a.m.

Winter Hill Community School – Health Fair
177 Sycamore St.
Friday, November 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Walnut St. Center (behind Target)
35 Charlestown St.
Tuesday, November 16
1 to 2 p.m.

By - 9/16/10 - 8:38 pm

Ward 5 will be the target area for a single stream recycling program set to start on October 6th. Between September 30th and October 1st, residents will receive a 65 gallon bin, complete with literature and list of recyclable items imprinted on the cover, that will take the place of the blue bins that we have become accustomed to over the years. Residents may continue to use their blue bins if they wish, however, the city is strongly encouraging everyone to use the new barrels. The best part is that if your blue bin is broken, you can recycle it using the new barrel! Once you receive the barrel, you can put your house number on it for easy identification.

By - 9/2/10 - 1:37 pm

On trash collection day on East Broadway in South Boston.
Pasted on various items of trash including mattresses, desks and a wooden door was this notice.
The City of Boston working hard to stop the spread of bed bugs from trash pickers.


By - 8/7/10 - 2:49 pm

The Outraged Liberal takes swift action when a bat starts flapping around his house.

By - 7/22/10 - 7:58 am

My old house.

By - 7/18/10 - 7:36 am

From a feature on a 736-square-foot house in Dedham to a magazine piece on McMansions, looks like the Globe has all the bases covered today.

John Keith, however, wonders what the big deal is with a 736-square-foot home, noting:

By - 6/1/10 - 12:58 pm

Anthony Giacalone makes the suggestion following last week's fatal triple-decker fire in East Boston.

By - 6/1/10 - 8:13 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports that when a Kelton Street resident couldn't take the music from her downstairs neighbor anymore, she called police - who found the door open and "junk and debris" piled everywhere, in some places chest high:

The officers had to walk on top of a junk pile and push aside tables filled with items to get to the radio and turn it off.

By - 5/24/10 - 2:18 pm

HGTV's My First Place is looking for prospective first-time home buyahs willing to have a camera follow them around. Taping is this spring and summah in the Boston arear if yoah interested. Contact Ronica Harris at [email protected].