Inspectional Services

“Don’t Assume That You Know Anything,” and Other Advice for Somerville’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs

In “Behind the Brown Paper” (January/February ’16), we spoke with Somerville chefs about the challenges of opening your own restaurant. There’s an awful lot that can go wrong, from flooding (Journeyman) to landlord disputes (Bergamot) to zoning code misunderstandings (Spindler Confections). But while the restaurateurs we sat down with ran into trouble with contractors, pastry chefs and NSTAR, we were […]


Capital Projects Department Changes

City Hall announced yesterday that Edward Nuzzo, Somerville’s superintendent of inspectional services, would transfer to his former position as capital projects manager. Nuzzo had previously held the position from 1998 until 2010 before becoming the head of ISD. The capital projects department was re-instated in the city budget in fiscal year 2013 after being eliminated […]


Failing Inspection

Sitting in his office at the Department of Public Works building in June 2011, Inspectional Services Superintendent Eddie Nuzzo spoke of the sweeping changes that had been enacted as a result of a recently published independent review. The review had a long list of issues with many ISD employee behaviors. Some were “short fused” to […]