then and now

Everything’s The Same, Everything’s Different

There are some 81,000 people living in Somerville’s 4.2 square miles of real estate, but there’s really just one you’re going to blame if our trash isn’t picked up or the roads aren’t plowed: the mayor.   Since 1872, 35 people have held that office. The current occupant, Mayor Joe Curtatone, is the city’s longest-serving […]


Somerville: Then and Now

In our May/June “Know Your Neighborhood” edition, we took a little trip down memory lane with photos of Somerville past and present. How many of these iconic area spots can you recognize from archival photos? This story appears in the May/June 2017 issue of Scout, which is available for free at more than 220 drop spots throughout […]