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PHOTOS: Carnaval

The city’s ninth annual Carnaval festival offered music, performances, food, and activities for kids in East Somerville on Sunday. Carnaval is part of the Somerville Arts Council’s SomerStreets series, which closes down city streets for festivals. East Somerville Main Streets worked with the arts council to put on the festival, which ran from McGrath Highway […]



Scenes from the 2015 East Broadway Foodie Crawl

The bad news is that it rained. The good news is that a little drizzle couldn’t stop hundreds of Somerville residents from taking to the streets (or street, rather—namely Broadway) on Tuesday night for the 2015 Foodie Crawl. Presented by East Somerville Main Streets, the fifth annual Foodie Crawl saw more than 15 of the area’s restaurants […]


WHAT’S NEW: Down to Business

Text from this post originally appeared in the What’s New section of our March/April 2015 print issue. ASSEMBLY SQUARE SMARTBEAR Look out, Cambridge: You may be the tech capital of Massachusetts right now, but Somerville could be hot on your heels. In January, SmartBear Software (450 Artisan Way) joined the retail, residential and restaurant spaces […]


Saint Patrick’s Day In Somerville

Somerville’s bars and restaurants are so excited for Saint Patrick’s Day that they’ve decided to celebrate almost a whole week before… and a few days after, too. The ever-popular festival of Irish pride is celebrated—as always—on March 17, but local favorites like Olde Magoun’s Saloon and Brass Union have decided to get their green on the weekend […]


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 […]