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PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS ON THE RISE AS UNION SQUARE PREPARES FOR GREEN LINE By Sarah Cadorette Residents and business owners gasped at horror stories from their neighbors. Some had been hit harder than others. Oana Bandar, an owner of the relatively new East End Grille, sent a tremor through the room when she gave her […]


FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I’ve got a question that arises from time to time in my office. Oftentimes, we need to visit faraway cities and towns within the state for meetings and the like (and long lunches). They give us two options: We can get a […]

Scouted: Somerville Theatre Centennial

  By Martha Spizziri Photos courtesy of The Somerville Theatre and Martha Spizziri The Somerville Theatre’s 100th anniversary celebration is serving up 100 days of movies from the theater’s founding through to the present day. There will also be some special live acts to honor the theater’s history as a music hall. Performers include Angelique Kidjo […]

Spotlight: The Shawarma Place

There’s a lot of buzz around Davis Square’s latest addition at the site of the former Wing Works. While the Shawarma Place (201 Elm St.) is new to the scene, its initial Yelp! reviews (“The best shawarma I have ever had”) and steady stream of customers are good signs for the Middle Eastern eatery. In […]

Romance in the ‘Ville

From outdoor sunset spots to intimate indoor dining, here is Editor-in-chief Gabi Gage’s list of most romantic spots in Somerville. Let the Valentine’s Day canoodling commence!  

A Double Dose of SCATV

On Tuesday, January 28, KyAnn Anderson and Joe Lynch of “Greater Somerville” fame premiered an all new “Somerville Neighborhood News” broadcast. The program explored a range of topics, including how international students transition to life at Somerville High School and the latest reactions to higher property taxes and gentrification.