Tufts Develops Gas-Sensing Thread Tufts University engineers have officially nailed the balance between fashion and function. Researchers developed thread that changes color when it is exposed to certain gases, according to a press release, essentially allowing workers in medical, workplace, military, and rescue environments to use their clothing to detect volatile gases. While these threads […]
Somerville High School
From the moment that Vanessa Martinez saw the students from Somerville High School’s culinary arts program doing ice sculpture carvings at Taste of Somerville, she knew that she wanted to strike up a partnership. “I was so impressed by what they were doing and I said, ‘I would love to be able to see how […]
The new fab lab isn’t just a collection of 3D printers and laser cutters—it’s a space that encourages originality and experimentation.
Who run the world? Girls. And in honor of Women’s History Month, local businesses and organizations are stepping up to celebrate women here in Somerville and beyond. We’ve rounded up events and other ways you can participate. Here’s what’s happening in the ‘Ville: On March 8—which happens to be International Women’s Day—Creative Somerville Series and Workbar Union will host Breaking […]
A wind chill that had temps hovering around 15 degrees wasn’t enough to deter hundreds from gathering outside Somerville High School for Saturday morning’s “We Are One Somerville: Sanctuary City Rally.” In between chants of “This is what community looks like!” and bites of international fare from Somerville Arts Council Nibble entrepreneurs, attendees listened to speeches […]
With STEM camps and songwriting classes, Somerville’s Rec Department is thinking inside and outside the gym.
There’s a charming cafe on Highland Avenue, beautiful and bright, with natural sunlight streaming through a wall made up entirely of windows. In the dining room, two-dozen tables are adorned with white tablecloths and topped with little rectangular vases holding fresh-cut flowers, their deep red hue subtly echoed by maroon-colored cloth napkins folded into rose […]
As more scientific data on teen sleep health has become available, schools across the country are looking to adjust their high school start times. Schools in 44 states have already adopted or will adopt a later start time, according to the nonprofit organization Start School Later. Massachusetts is no exception. Newton formed a working group this academic year to assess […]
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Once you’ve worked the last of the tryptophan out of your system, shake off your Turkey Day food hangover with our weekend Somerville Scout Picks. Friday, 11/28 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Free Admission Wintergreen Herbal Market Center for the Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. Get a jump on holiday shopping with handmade […]
The classic pomp and circumstance processional, nervous jitters and caps and gowns are some of the few aspects that accompany graduation season. On Tuesday, June 4th, members of the Somerville High School Class of 2013 had their time to shine as they walked across the stage at Dilboy Stadium to receive their diplomas. Graduation exercises […]