Davis Square scores new Hubway terminal

It seems like more of our neighbors are ditching their cars during the warmer months, because Davis Square is getting its second Hubway bike rental terminal. Last Thursday, The Somerville’s Traffic Commission approved the proposal to install an additional bike-sharing station in the island parking lot adjacent to the Rosebud Bar and Grill (381 Summer St.). Traffic […]


Vigil and rally planned for Deanna Cremin

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 […]


Weekend Warrior edition March 22-24

We hope you’re feeling creative because this weekend is filled with artsy activities to help you get inspired.  There’s teen movie night, a fiber swap and SomerVinylPalooza. Yep, time to dust off the record player and revisit some of your favorite artists on LP. The cherry topper?  Most of these events are free – others […]


UPS Store hit by wayward rental car

As you drive down Somerville Avenue, you may notice the UPS Store has wooden boards covering its windows. For the record, they’re not shutting down. On Wednesday, March 20 around 3 p.m., an elderly gentlemen operating a silver rental car crashed into the front window of the postal service location (519 Somerville Ave.). The point […]


Yes, it’s hip to be square in Somerville

Somerville residents are, by far, the hippiest in America. At least, that’s what author Carrie Russell says. In her blog post, Russell, who penned Drowning Cactus, a book slotted for release later this summer and partially based in the ‘Ville, states that Somerville — and not San Francisco, Los Angeles or even Seattle — is […]


Lowdown on Davis Square Hotel project

As we know, David Square can expect a hotel sooner rather than later. Question is, who will be the lucky company to set foot in the Somerville hot spot? The Davis Square lot, on the corner of Herbert and Day Streets, is assessed at around $1 million, but market forces could — and did — […]


Magoun Square scores new parking meters

Save the quarters for laundry, Magoun Square. Somerville drivers will not have to worry about carrying change for parking meters anymore, as the CVS lot in Magoun Square is to get credit card-friendly parking meters. Similar parking meters have already been implemented in Davis and Union Squaresin 2011. In addition to accepting credit cards, the […]


Chef Tony Maws names Somerville spot

Somerville will open its doors to yet another renowned chef. Cambridge’s Craigie on Main trailblazer Tony Maws is taking over the old Kirkland Cafe spot on Kirkland Street. Maws is calling the 115-seat restaurant and 12-person bar “The Kirkland Tap & Trotter.” The space is slotted to open later this summer. Maws sent out an […]


St. Paddy’s Day weekend warrior edition

Erin go bragh! It doesn’t matter if you have green in your veins or not, Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. There’s something for everybody: green beer for you college kids, traditional Irish music for those who miss the Emerald Isle and even some Irish-inspired physical activities. So grab your shamrock, put on your favorite green […]


Somerville’s Alderman race heats up

Alderman elections are just around the corner, folks. Time to get to know a little bit about some of the candidates poised to take care of business in the city. Here are some candidates who have already announced they will run for Alderman in their respective wards.


Pi Day festivities at Petsi Pie in Somerville

We’ve heard the saying “an eye for an eye.” Well, Thursday, March 14 it’s pi for a pie. At exactly 1:59 p.m., Renee McLeod’s Petsi Pies shop hosted a pi (3.14159 …) reciting contest where memorizing digits of the infinite number could win you free sweets.


Assembly Row project scores a Starbucks

Assembly Row, a $1.5 billion development project that promises 450 homes, a theater and a retail center, announced today that they’ve added a Starbucks to their growing arsenal of new restaurants and food establishments. Assembly Row’s Starbucks is slotted to open in May.