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Artist Rachel MacCabe Begs for Space Saving Decency

Let’s get one thing out of the way up front: Like it or hate it, space saving is illegal in the City of Somerville. That said, this unrelenting winter has made it tough for some to obey that rule. As blizzard after blizzard pummeled our city, even the most law-abiding citizens realized that they could save a ton […]


City to Start Towing Cars as Parking Ban Eases

It seems that the residents of Somerville have let out a collective sigh of relief as we’ve finally gone a week without a crippling snowstorm. The city announced this morning that the parking ban has been lifted on certain streets. These are all good signs that our winter is easing up, but for drivers who have […]


Drones Take Flight over the City

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s a drone, and it’s coming to check out the snow. Almost a hundred inches of snow have fallen since Juno paid us a visit in late January, and the roofs are feeling the weight. Somerville High School actually canceled school for a full week for fears that the […]


East Somerville Main Streets Names New Executive Director

In our January/February edition, we told you about Carrie Dancy Niemy’s departure from East Somerville Main Streets after more than eight years with the organization. During her time as Executive Director, Niemy was responsible for bringing both Carnaval and the Foodie Crawl to East Somerville. This afternoon, ESMS announced that Teresa Vazquez-Dodero – former community […]


Changes to Somerville’s snow policies: what you need to know

We’ve had a downright balmy holiday season here in the ‘ville, but the WBZ-TV AccuWeather team is predicting above-average snowfall for the region come 2015. What does that mean for you? Well, for starters, global factors indicate that you could be seeing 10 to 20 inches more snow than you do during the average winter. But […]


Hundreds March in the Name of Black Lives

Last night, about 600 protesters marched from Davis Square to the Mass Ave. bridge in a demonstration against police brutality. This follows a larger protest on Thursday that brought thousands to the Boston Common that shut down major roadways as well as Park Street Station.


Pay-by-Phone Parking App Comes to Somerville

Earlier this month, Mayor Joe Curtatone announced that Somerville was teaming up with Parkmobile to introduce an app far more useful than Facebook and far less annoying than Foursquare: a parking app that would let drivers forego quarters and pay by their phone on meters throughout the city.


Saving the Silver Maple Forest

By Dominic Kemmett If you’ve ever visited the Alewife MBTA station, the adjacent 118-acre DCR park known as the Alewife Brook Reservation, which covers areas in Cambridge, Arlington and Somerville, is probably a familiar sight. What many may not know is that this reservation is critical to the ecosystem of the area. And now, that […]


Break-in Reported at Maximum Hesh

By Joey Del Ponte Late Wednesday night, an unknown assailant broke into Maximum Hesh Skate Shop on 378A Highland Ave. and stole several items of merchandise. According to a post from the Maximum Hesh Facebook page today, dozens of Skateboard decks and some skate shoes were taken. The missing merchandise includes Antihero Skateboards, Lurkville Skateboards, […]


News: Dirty Business

By Nick Cox When you think of the future, what leaps to mind? Jetpacks? Google Glass? Netflix beamed straight to your occipital lobe? How about discarded foodstuff? It’s the last one that Mayor Joseph Curtatone, in true Somerville style, is betting on. On February 25, City Hall announced that it was seeking applicants for a […]


RIP Radio, Long Live Two Three Zero

Eater Boston announced yesterday that Union Square’s Radio will be transferring its much-coveted liquor license following a successful Licensing Commission hearing next Monday. While a sad reminder that the promising music venue was taken from us too soon, the transfer would mean that Two Three Zero, the event space owned by Paint Nite, could possibly […]


Diesel Cafe To Host Memorial Service for Poet Ricardo Fitten Tonight

In memoriam Ricardo Fitten, 1942-2014   We are sorry to report that scientist and poet Ricardo Fitten, who was profiled in Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville in November, died on Saturday, March 1. “He’s passed on to join the ancestors,” said his sister, Marcia Fitten.    A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, […]