bob mcwatters

Storage Wars

In Somerville, torrential summer rain and the accompanying anxiety are all too familiar. The hand-wringing over whether you did or didn’t smell any moisture as you descended downstairs. The startling sight of your belongings bobbing like buoys next to the washer and dryer as water floods into your basement. In the November/December 2015 edition of […]


Somerville’s Cyclists Are On A Roll

Almost eight percent of Somerville’s commuters get to work on a bicycle—and while that percentage may seem small, it actually puts the city in fifth place nationally, according to a 2014 report by the League of American Bicyclists. “It all stems from [the Curtatone] administration’s push,” says Ward 3 Alderman Bob McWatters, Chairman of the Somerville Traffic and Parking […]


Where There’s a Neighbor, There’s a Way

On a balmy afternoon last August, Mark Chase, Simon Fowler and a few friends gathered at Gerry Cronin’s home on Willoughby Street to toast their success. Chase, a transportation planning expert and lecturer at Tufts, along with Fowler, Cronin and other Willoughby residents, had spent months galvanizing the community around a mural project, and they and […]