Articles by Eliza Rosenberry



Art For All: Finding Eye-Catching Works in Shared City Spaces

Suspended in a bright, open corner of Somerville Hospital is a 25-foot, wavelike structure. It wraps just slightly around the corner of the stairwell wall, with strains of blue and gold running through it, gently pushing outward from the wall and then sinking back. Somerville artist Resa Blatman created “The Water Project/Rising Tide 3” by […]


The Inside Out Gallery Inspires “Art Moments” in Davis Square

You might not even notice it as you hustle through the doors of the CVS in Davis Square to pick up toothpaste or toilet paper, but the building is home to a beloved, hidden-in-plain-sight art exhibition space known as the Inside Out Gallery. Introduced more than eight years ago as an arrangement between the building […]



Is Sudden Liquor License Spike Best for Somerville’s Bars and Restaurants?

A dramatic increase in the number of available liquor licenses seems, on the surface, like a boon for Somerville’s bars and restaurants. But not everyone is convinced that the influx serves the best interests of restaurant owners—or the city as a whole. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts legislature awarded Somerville 65 new liquor licenses—an increase […]


Highway to Help

For more than four decades, this group of bikers has come together to help families in need.


Witchcraft and Literacy

On a rainy, humid September evening, the Somerville Public Library welcomed a group of dedicated readers for its first 2016 Somerville Reads event. Over cookies and grapes, attendees discussed this year’s citywide book selection, The Witches, a critically-acclaimed nonfiction account of the Salem witch trials by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff. Somerville Public Library branch […]


Industrial Design

As Somerville’s economy shifts away from manufacturing, former meatpacking and brick-making plants are becoming artist spaces and luxury lofts.


A Decade of Dog Parks

It’s a dreary, drizzly Saturday morning in Somerville, and most residents have opted to stay indoors. There’s almost no traffic as I cross Washington Street at Buddy’s Diner and follow an industrial side road to the liveliest spot in the city: the Zero New Washington Street Dog Park. “I don’t think I really understood that […]