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By adamg - 10/20/21 - 12:03 pm

At Northeastern University, somebody vandalized a mezuzah at the entrance to the campus chapter of the Jewish organization Hillel, while at Tufts, two of the small cases, which contain parchment from the Torah and which are mounted at doorways, were stolen from dorms last month. Read more

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 1:02 pm
A Honk band

In the Before Times, activist brass bands from all over the place would join up for a parade from Somerville to Harvard Square. This year, Honk was more spread out - across Somerville, Cambridge and Boston. Greg Cook caught some of the performances yesterday.

Ron Newman was in Nubian Square for some Honking.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 10:04 pm

WBZ reports why thousands of dead fish are now piling up on the shores of the Mystic River; reports the die off is "natural," rather than anything caused by chemicals or microbes.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 11:59 pm
Somerville Theatre re-opens

The Somerville Theatre ran its projectors for the public tonight for the first time since it shut in March, 2020. Our own Ron Newman was there for re-opening night. He saw Last Night in Rozzie.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 11:07 am

Will Mbah and Katjana Ballantyne will compete in November to replace Joe Curtatone. A Trumpist bully candidate got only 15% of the vote but, of course, immediately claimed the results were rigged.

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By adamg - 8/19/21 - 1:48 pm
Flooded commuter rail tracks in Union Square, Somerville

Somerville City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen captured the scene along the Fitchburg Line tracks, next to the impending Union Square Green Line stop, after this afternoon's drenching rain. Note the floating timbers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 10:48 am
Kelley

Cambridge Police report arresting Dennis Kelley, 43, of Cambridge, for two gun-related robberies in Cambridge and Somerville on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 4:02 pm
Spotted on Broadway in Somerville: A Coronamobile

Or is it the return of the Toyota Corona? In any case, Gazoo's photo of a car parked outside Wally's Barber Shop on Broadway in Somerville today is sure to go viral.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 5:18 pm
Bacon in Senate chambers

Bacon in Senate chambers, from federal statement of facts.

A Boston-area man was charged today as a participant in the failed Capitol coup on Jan. 6. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 9:34 pm

The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership reports officials announced today that the Union Square stub line is now scheduled to open in December instead of October and that the main part of the extension is now scheduled to start up in May, rather than the previously announced December.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 9:09 am

Cambridge Day reports the theater is converting its two upstairs screening rooms back into the ballroom they once were.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 10:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone's lawsuit against a New York blog and one of its writers under the state wiretap law, because the guy asked if he could record a phone "interview" with Curtatone, and the wiretap law only bars "secretly" recorded conversations. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:36 am

Remember when it was about to get cancelled because it was going to cost too much? CommonWealth Magazine reports the project is now forecast to come in under budget, only in part thanks to $103 million in federal recovery aid for mass-transit projects and possibly enough so to let Cambridge and Somerville recover the $45 million they ponied up to keep the project going.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 11:14 am

MBTA GLX! May 2021 Green Line Extension Construction Update!

Here's a detailed drone-based video of the work towards extending the Green Line past Lechmere. If you want to skip stuff about the history of the Green Line and work on the existing sections, skip to 4:50 (and yes, the narrator is not from around here, as you can tell by his pronunciation of "Tremont" and "Zakim" but it's still a cool video).

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 12:26 pm
Flier from somebody sick of all the beeping

Spatch couldn't help but notice the plaintive fliers on poles along Marshall Street on Somerville's Winter Hill.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 10:31 pm
Full moon over Union Square in Somerville

Frank Solensky captured the moon over Union Square in Somerville tonight.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 6:33 pm
Rainbow over Somerville

Maryr looked up at just the right time after the boomers rolled through this afternoon.

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