With no citywide composting program to turn to, environmentally minded residents rely on private pickup services instead.
Articles by Eliza Rosenberry
A leaky roof, peeling paint—the West Branch Library is ready for renovations. So what’s the holdup?
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 […]
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 […]
But the organization won’t have a home in Somerville for long—its land has been seized for development by the MBTA.
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 […]
For more than four decades, this group of bikers has come together to help families in need.
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 […]
As Somerville’s economy shifts away from manufacturing, former meatpacking and brick-making plants are becoming artist spaces and luxury lofts.
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 […]