Yes, it’s hip to be square in Somerville

Somerville residents are, by far, the hippiest in America. At least, that’s what author Carrie Russell says. In her blog post, Russell, who penned Drowning Cactus, a book slotted for release later this summer and partially based in the ‘Ville, states that Somerville — and not San Francisco, Los Angeles or even Seattle — is […]

Lowdown on Davis Square Hotel project

As we know, David Square can expect a hotel sooner rather than later. Question is, who will be the lucky company to set foot in the Somerville hot spot? The Davis Square lot, on the corner of Herbert and Day Streets, is assessed at around $1 million, but market forces could — and did — […]

Magoun Square scores new parking meters

Save the quarters for laundry, Magoun Square. Somerville drivers will not have to worry about carrying change for parking meters anymore, as the CVS lot in Magoun Square is to get credit card-friendly parking meters. Similar parking meters have already been implemented in Davis and Union Squaresin 2011. In addition to accepting credit cards, the […]

Chef Tony Maws names Somerville spot

Somerville will open its doors to yet another renowned chef. Cambridge’s Craigie on Main trailblazer Tony Maws is taking over the old Kirkland Cafe spot on Kirkland Street. Maws is calling the 115-seat restaurant and 12-person bar “The Kirkland Tap & Trotter.” The space is slotted to open later this summer. Maws sent out an […]

St. Paddy’s Day weekend warrior edition

Erin go bragh! It doesn’t matter if you have green in your veins or not, Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. There’s something for everybody: green beer for you college kids, traditional Irish music for those who miss the Emerald Isle and even some Irish-inspired physical activities. So grab your shamrock, put on your favorite green […]

Somerville’s Alderman race heats up

Alderman elections are just around the corner, folks. Time to get to know a little bit about some of the candidates poised to take care of business in the city. Here are some candidates who have already announced they will run for Alderman in their respective wards.