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.


Luck of the roll at ‘Bit of Green’ fundraiser

Feeling lucky? Join Scout Magazines at the “Bit of Green” silent auction 6-9 p.m. at Maxwell’s Green Amenity Center located at 1 Maxwell’s Green. Roll the dice and possibly win a convertible. Yep, one lucky roll and you can score some wheels.


Sound off on Draw 7 Park redesign

Groundwork Somerville announced that it will host a meeting regarding the complete redesign of Draw 7 Park in Assembly Square by The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation from 6-8 p.m. on March 26. And they want you to speak your mind about the project.


Bronwyn’s killer door in Union Square

Tim Weichmann, chef and owner of the highly anticipated Bronwyn in Union Square, says he hopes to open the spot “within the next 45 days.” In fact, he was busy painting the restaurant’s light-blue exterior and entrance this afternoon.


Taste Somerville and The Yum Card

Hungry for Somerville’s diverse restaurant offerings? You’re in luck. The Welcome Project, which acts as an advocate for the city’s immigrant community, is serving up The Yum Card which offers a 10 percent off discount for orders of $25 or more at participating restaurants. Some of them, including Aguacate Verde, Yak and Yeti and Fasika, are Scout Somerville […]


Somerville Open Studios on its way

Holding their 15th annual Somerville Open Studios showing, SOS is a non-profit organization that allows community members to watch local artists progress in their craft. Creative works like contemporary travel accessories or stylish jewelry inspired by science and technology have been showcased at SOS.