How To Promote Local Business From Your Couch

With the current pandemic, many are left worried about what their future holds. More specifically, local businesses are taking a big hit from social distancing—a policy of avoiding gatherings as a way of containing the spread of the virus. To promote social distancing, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that all restaurants and bars will be limited to […]



‘How do we build community through this?’: Local Businesses React To Coronavirus

Small businesses, nonprofits, and arts establishments in Somerville have been seeing the effects of the coronavirus firsthand. As the city shuts down, it seems that no industry is exempt from the impact of the pandemic.  While some storefronts and organizations have temporarily closed their doors, others have chosen to take steps to reinforce their support […]



Coronavirus: Updates on Cancelations, Closures, and More

Three Somerville residents have also tested positive for the virus, all seemingly linked to a Biogen conference, according to the City’s website. The three cases involve: a parent of a West Somerville Neighborhood School student and the spouse of a teacher at the school, the parent of an East Somerville Community School parent, and a male Somerville […]


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.  […]


What’s New: City Beat

Rep. Denise Provost will not seek re-electionDenise Provost, who has represented the 27th Middlesex District for 13 years, announced at the beginning of January that she would not seek reelection this year. Throughout her career, Provost has championed environmental protection policies and worked for attaining equal rights for transgender people. Provost says it’s been a […]


What’s New: New & Improved Eats

Teele Square Happy Crab: OpenHappy Crab, a new cajun seafood restaurant, opened Jan. 1 in the former location of Amelia’s Kitchen at 1137 Broadway. Happy-hour drinks, available from 3 to 5 p.m., are buy one, get one free. The menu is teeming with seafood options, featuring scallops, mussels, and baby clams, with a selection of […]



Behind the Curtain with Tyler Rosati

Tyler Rosati almost didn’t audition for his first Shit-faced Shakespeare play. After feeling overwhelmed by a perceived lack of experience and unpreparedness, he left the room and started crying. “I sat on the bench outside of The Rockwell, and put on weird versions of people singing [the song from the hit musical ‘Wicked’] ‘Defying Gravity’ […]


Drinks Before Dinner

When Stephen Mackey became president and CEO of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce in 1995, the nation was in the midst of an urban resurgence and the city wanted a piece of it.  As he saw it, Somerville had three big advantages: It was the most densely populated city in New England, it was closer […]