By Nick Cox When you think of the future, what leaps to mind? Jetpacks? Google Glass? Netflix beamed straight to your occipital lobe? How about discarded foodstuff? It’s the last one that Mayor Joseph Curtatone, in true Somerville style, is betting on. On February 25, City Hall announced that it was seeking applicants for a […]
Eater Boston announced yesterday that Union Square’s Radio will be transferring its much-coveted liquor license following a successful Licensing Commission hearing next Monday. While a sad reminder that the promising music venue was taken from us too soon, the transfer would mean that Two Three Zero, the event space owned by Paint Nite, could possibly […]
In memoriam Ricardo Fitten, 1942-2014 We are sorry to report that scientist and poet Ricardo Fitten, who was profiled in Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville in November, died on Saturday, March 1. “He’s passed on to join the ancestors,” said his sister, Marcia Fitten. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, […]
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.
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On the latest episode of “Greater Somerville,” Co-hosts KyAnn Anderson and Joe Lynch celebrate the New Year and take a look back at the top news and community stories from 2013. Anderson and Lynch also explain a few changes to the website and where to watch the latest episodes. For updates and the latest episodes […]
Somerville will hold its municipal elections on Tuesday, November 5. Along with School Committee elections, there’s a tight race for the Board of Aldermen this year and your vote makes a difference. Not sure who to vote for? We asked every candidate for alderman – challengers, incumbents and those running unopposed – to answer one […]
Thuvan Dang, the owner of Somerville Dry Cleaners & Tailors arrived at her store one April morning to an unexpected site. In the two parking spaces that had long served her laundry-laden customers, workers were installing a Hubway station. Dang is one of four Ball Square business owners with uneasy feelings about the bike share […]
This aptly forecasted rain is kind of gross, but we’ve got plenty of things for you to do in the Great Indoors of Somerville! Curl up in your bed and watch Arrested Development or take an alternative approach got to a show (inside) at a great local venue. Whether you’ll weather the weather or not, […]
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 […]
Marking the 18-year anniversary of a cold case that continues to haunt Somerville, friends and family plan to retrace 17-year-old murder victim Deanna Cremin’s last steps on Saturday, March 30. Cremin was found brutally strangled and her body was dumped behind a housing complex on Jaques Street. Cremin was found at 8 a.m. on March […]
Groundwork Somerville announced that it will host a meeting regarding the complete redesign of Draw 7 Park in Assembly Square by The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation from 6-8 p.m. on March 26. And they want you to speak your mind about the project.