Winter Hill

Petition calls to “Restore Broadway” in Winter Hill

Bus and bike lanes implemented this past September on Broadway in Somerville have stirred local unrest, manifesting in a movement called “Restore Broadway.” Installed as part of the city’s Winter Hill in Motion project, the lanes were intended to improve mobility in the area, serving as Somerville’s first lanes to support two-way bus traffic on […]



RESCHEDULED! Jane’s Walk: Somerville’s Winter Hill and Gilman Square

RESCHEDULED TO CURRENT DATE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. On this neighbor-led tour of Winter Hill and Gilman Square, local folks can share stories, insights, and visions for this gradually evolving area with lots of history, new businesses, a GLX station, and an expanded Somerville High School campus! We will meet outside Summit Apartments (425 Broadway) […]


Jane’s Walk: Somerville’s Winter Hill and Gilman Square: Past, Present, and Future

On this neighbor-led tour of Winter Hill and Gilman Square, local folks can share stories, insights, and visions for this gradually evolving area with lots of history, new businesses, a GLX station, and an expanded Somerville High School campus. We will meet outside Summit Apartments (425 Broadway) and will walk down to Gilman Square, with […]


New Liquor Store, PROOF, Aims to Be Community Space

Everything at Winter Hill’s newest liquor store is well thought out. Virtually all pieces of the shop are custom made, from the wine racks to the hanging lights. Wines hail from all over the world—South America, Portugal, Italy—and beers from beloved local breweries adorn the shelves. But lighthearted details, like a blown-up Prohibition-era photo of […]


Beginner DSLR Camera Workshop

With step-by-step instruction, students will learn how to navigate their digital cameras, maximize the potential of the camera, creatively control and master their dSLRs. No more than 10 students per class.


Bringing Fresh Food Home

An expansive, deserted building sits on Broadway in Winter Hill. Even though the property has been vacant for 11 years, the sign’s imprint still points out to passersby that this was once a Star Market. The vacant grocery store looms heavily for the people of Winter Hill. The empty building and the lack of in-neighborhood […]


Neighborhood Produce Wants to Bring Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Winter Hill

Massachusetts is a national leader in a lot of fields: energy efficiency, education and economic opportunities for LGBT individuals, to name just a few. But the state is close to the bottom—48th in the nation—when it comes to grocery store availability, with just one store for every 10,000 people. That doesn’t sit well with Matt Gray. “I’ve seen a lack of fresh […]


Winter Hill Heats Up

Winter Hill Brewing Company is almost ready to open. The taps have been installed, the signage is up and the espresso machine—yes, they’ll also be serving coffee— has arrived. But the brewery was only midway through its buildout when, in late September, the team welcomed the Winter Hill community into its skeleton space at 328 […]


WHAT’S NEW: Down to Business

Text from this post originally appeared in the What’s New section of our March/April 2015 print issue. ASSEMBLY SQUARE SMARTBEAR Look out, Cambridge: You may be the tech capital of Massachusetts right now, but Somerville could be hot on your heels. In January, SmartBear Software (450 Artisan Way) joined the retail, residential and restaurant spaces […]