Somerville has always been known as a working class city, one made up of resourceful people who have the ability to make something great with limited resources. Strong and capable, the city gets its industrial vibe from its industrious culture. But as our lives increasingly move online, the way we work is changing—a shift made evident by the recent […]
Upon entering TechHub Boston’s Davis Square location (212 Elm St.), visitors are greeted by a literal wall of text: bold, black block letters more than two feet high that wrap around the building’s lobby and hallway and spell out, “If not now, then when?” It’s a mantra that’s as true for the startups currently working in the shared incubator […]
Unlike letterman jackets and pop quizzes, learning is something that should follow you far beyond your high school years. As Socrates so eloquently reminds us: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Somerville and Cambridge are havens for adult learners, with events at area colleges and bookstores taking place nearly […]
In our March/April print edition, we reported that a new software company (SmartBear) had moved into Assembly Row. Now it seems that Somerville may have seriously caught the tech bug: TechHub will open its first American location in Somerville next week. The company, which provides a shared workspace for technology ventures, boasts seven locations throughout Europe. The […]
Earlier this month, Mayor Joe Curtatone announced that Somerville was teaming up with Parkmobile to introduce an app far more useful than Facebook and far less annoying than Foursquare: a parking app that would let drivers forego quarters and pay by their phone on meters throughout the city.
Eight years ago, 32-year-old Somerville resident Will Brierly woke up feeling rather thirsty. While most people would just get up for a cup of water, an idea immediately popped into Brierly’s head. “Oh man, I need a soda. I need to make a first-person soda game,” he thought. Nineteen hours in front of a computer […]