Features


Keep the Kids Busy With a Cat, a Mouse, and an App

For 30 years in public television, Somervillian Marisa Wolsky has been able to focus on her raison d’etre: making educational content fun for kids. Her latest project has proven to be one of her most popular: the interactive “Scribbles and Ink” drawing app, based on children’s books by author and illustrator Ethan Long. “Children’s television […]


Where Art Meets Activism

Somerville resident Nina Eichner participated in her first demonstration through the youth climate change movement Sunrise when she drove a 15-person van to Washington D.C. in December 2018. The group occupied the Capitol building and shared stories with lawmakers, urging them to back the select committee for the Green New Deal. Eichner currently works for […]


Following Somerville’s LEED: How the City is Working Towards Green Construction

Somerville’s new zoning ordinance introduces a set of limits to the city’s energy standards for new laboratory buildings in the city, and not everyone agrees that this will help the city. The new LEED Platinum standards require that development in Somerville is even more sustainable than what is currently required in nearby Cambridge and Boston.  […]