Still waiting…

  On Nov. 2, 2006, the 4-month-old Somerville Life Sciences Collaborative (SLSC) hosted a morning gala titled “Meet the Stem Cell Experts.” SLSC, consisting of members of Mayor Joe Curtatone’s administration, representatives of Tufts University, and Bedford Stem Cell Research (17 Herbert St.) director Ann Kiessling, saw the event as an opportunity to tout the […]


The Path to Progress?

  Waste Management (WM), a $14-billion company with an excellent reputation for social responsibility, operates a trash transfer station at 10 Poplar St in the Inner Belt-Brickbottom area. Widely recognized for its employee treatment, specifically its openness to the veteran, LGBT and minority workforces, WM has also made the city more than $7 million in […]


In the Ring and Off the Streets

  The Somerville Youth Development and Boxing Club (SYDBC) will take some major steps forward later this month, and not just in the ring. Sure, the club’s top young fighters are heading to the Golden Gloves competition in Lowell, their title aspirations evident in their six-day-a-week training. Then there’s club member Rashida Ellis, who will […]


Just Plain Folk

For the month of October, Dan Blakeslee goes by Doctor Gasp. He spends 25 days on the road, playing gig after gig between New England and New York, dressed in a makeshift Halloween costume built from a shoestring budget at thrift stores, performing an original and beloved set of ghost and goblin tunes. Having been […]