Relive Paul Revere’s historic ride on April 15

Wanna travel through time and revisit the days of yore? Somerville’s Historic Preservation Commission is re-living Paul Revere’s historic ride (although, as some know, Revere is revered thanks to Henry Wadworth Longfellow’s poem while his peers like William Dawes are historically overlooked)  from Boston through Somerville and onto Lexington and Concord. The 2013 Colonial Fair […]

Weekend warrior edition April 12-14

Revisit the glory days of sci-fi radio drama, then dispose properly of your cell phone because it might be an alien tracking device. Learn how to silk-screen T-shirts and tote bags, then hit up the local craft market and mingle with the pros. Sign up for a health and fitness challenge, then gorge yourself on […]

Union Square’s Bronwyn adds German accent

Arguably one of Somerville’s most anticipated new restaurants, Bronwyn in Union Square is shaping up thanks to some foreign accents to the building’s exterior, including a sausage-inspired “wurst” and “weinstube,” which is German for a wine bar or tavern. Tim Weichmann, chef and owner of Bronwyn in Union Square, said a few weeks ago that […]

Revamped ordinance for street performers?

After a summer of discourse, street performers might be legally heading back to the streets. Aldermen on the city’s Legislative Matters Committee will meet tomorrow to possibly replace an ordinance that asks street performers to have a permit. Some aldermen are concerned that this decades-old law violates the First Amendment. Rebekah Gerwitz, for one, said […]

Assembly Row boasts new ASSEMBLED market

There’s a new arts-and-crafts market called ASSEMBLED: The Handmade Arts Market at Assembly Row. Kicking off Saturday, May 18, the weekly event will take place at Assembly Row, the bustling new development being created along the Mystic River. Slotted to run every Saturday until September 21, ASSEMBLED will boast food trucks, musical acts and ETSY […]

Spoke Wine Bar opens new digs in Davis Square

Listen up, foodies. Spoke Wine Bar, the chic new hot spot located at 89 Holland St. next to Dave’s Fresh Pasta, has opened up an old-school vino bar in the spot formerly occupied by Black & Blues clothing store. Paul Christie, the well-respected mixologist from the former Gargoyles, is tending bar and serves up offerings that […]

Artists with disabilities get Outside the Lines

Don’t let people with disabilities fool you because they’re actually full of capabilities, especially at Outside the Lines Studio. In a community that’s so art-inspired, Outside the Lines is an alternative arts-based day program for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. In conjunction with two similar Philadelphia art programs sponsored by Resources for Human Development, […]

Somerville students meeting Michelle Obama

Five fifth-grade students from Somerville’s Arthur D. Healey School are heading to the White House Thursday, April 4 to meet with Michelle Obama. The First Lady singled out the five local students to help spread the word in an attempt combat childhood obesity. Ariana Docanto, Brian Chan, Gabriela Lopez, Lana Popovic, and Sarah Sweeting have […]

Petition slams potential ethanol trains

So-called “bomb trains” are en route to Somerville and, if the city’s residents have any say, the plan will be derailed. Elio LoRusso, a candidate for the Ward 1 Alderman spot, has started an online petition against the possibility of freight trains carrying ethanol crossing through Somerville. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is close […]

Hawk patrolling Winter Hill neighborhood

Oh, rats! Kate Castle, who lives on the corner of Medford and Central streets in Winter Hill, snapped this photo of a hawk on patrol. “There was a huge hawk sitting on my fence with a foot long rat in its claws it had just caught,” she says, adding that she spotted the big bird […]

Weekend warrior Easter edition March 29-31

It’s Easter weekend. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, it’s still a perfect opportunity to spend even more time with your loved ones (egg hunts or not).  Family quality-time aside, here are some heart-felt or rockin’ events you could check out.

Former Somervillian filmmaker Drew Tobia

BUFF shouldn’t just stand for the Boston Underground Film Festival. It should also be an acronym for bizarre, unconventional, fearless, and filterless because those are the types of films the festival delivers, which started yesterday and ends on Monday, March 31. It all started as an overnight movie-marathon in ‘98. Now, celebrating 15 years, it’s […]