What’s New: Construction Zone

New design for Davis Square proposed to city planning board The city planning board convened at the end of September to discuss a new 111-page Davis Square Neighborhood Plan with residents, according to the Somerville Journal. The document proposes redesigns of streets, buildings, public space usage, and traffic related challenges, all as part of a […]

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Petition calls to “Restore Broadway” in Winter Hill

Bus and bike lanes implemented this past September on Broadway in Somerville have stirred local unrest, manifesting in a movement called “Restore Broadway.” Installed as part of the city’s Winter Hill in Motion project, the lanes were intended to improve mobility in the area, serving as Somerville’s first lanes to support two-way bus traffic on […]


School of HONK Brings Joyful Noise

SCHOOL OF HONK – BEST KID-FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT290 WASHINGTON ST. SCHOOLOFHONK.ORG So take the “give a man a fish” parable, and replace “man” with “anybody of any age” and “fish” with, say, “sousaphone,” and … You know, let’s just stop there, because the potential of this idea is already almost too awesome to comprehend. Fortunately for […]


Spaceships and Superheroes: Somerville’s Twist on a Biker Gang

“A highly organized battalion of funk.” That’s how Skunk, the Fleet Admiral of SCUL, describes his SciFi Bicycle Chopper Gang to me. “Sometimes we say we make spaceships out of bicycles, that’s another catchphrase that we use,” he adds. “But we usually don’t break the wall and say ‘bicycle.’ We’re star pilots, flying ships on […]