Somerville students meeting Michelle Obama

Five fifth-grade students from Somerville’s Arthur D. Healey School are heading to the White House Thursday, April 4 to meet with Michelle Obama. The First Lady singled out the five local students to help spread the word in an attempt combat childhood obesity. Ariana Docanto, Brian Chan, Gabriela Lopez, Lana Popovic, and Sarah Sweeting have […]

Petition slams potential ethanol trains

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 […]

Hawk patrolling Winter Hill neighborhood

Oh, rats! Kate Castle, who lives on the corner of Medford and Central streets in Winter Hill, snapped this photo of a hawk on patrol. “There was a huge hawk sitting on my fence with a foot long rat in its claws it had just caught,” she says, adding that she spotted the big bird […]

Weekend warrior Easter edition March 29-31

It’s Easter weekend. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, it’s still a perfect opportunity to spend even more time with your loved ones (egg hunts or not).  Family quality-time aside, here are some heart-felt or rockin’ events you could check out.

Former Somervillian filmmaker Drew Tobia

BUFF shouldn’t just stand for the Boston Underground Film Festival. It should also be an acronym for bizarre, unconventional, fearless, and filterless because those are the types of films the festival delivers, which started yesterday and ends on Monday, March 31. It all started as an overnight movie-marathon in ‘98. Now, celebrating 15 years, it’s […]

Here comes Woody’s Easter Bunny

By Gabi Gage What do alcohol and the Easter Bunny have in common? Not much. However, they’re both featured attractions at Woody’s Liquors on Broadway in Magoun Square. For the past 10 years, employees of Woody’s have offered photo ops with the Easter Bunny for children, adults, rah rahs and pets alike. According to Karen […]

Mexican pop-up night at Daddy Jones

Craving burritos? You’re in luck. For one night only, Daddy Jones in Magoun Square will open its doors to the former Beacon Hill hot spot Villa Mexico Café for a festive pop-up night. For those of you not familiar with the cafe, it’s a revered burrito joint that used to call Beacon Hill home, until […]

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 […]