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By adamg - 1/26/23 - 2:52 pm

The Scope takes a look at plans by the city and Fenway Health to open a facility where drug users could inject themselves with medical help just a step away - and with access to information about treatment programs.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 1:36 pm
Snow Big Deal MassDOT truck

MassDOT today announced a flurry of new names for its snow-plow and salting trucks, selected from entries by public-school kids across the state: Flurry Fighter, Luke Snowalker, Plower Ranger, Sherlock Snowmes, Snowdrop, Arctic Beast, Sled Zeppelin, Snow day No Way, Blizzard Wizard, Snow Big Deal, Snow Time to Lose, and Blizzard of Oz. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 1:23 pm
Hawk eating a pigeon

Josh Bittker captured a hawk enjoying some squab - and a vehicle that is probably going to need a good soak at a car wash - at Twin City Plaza in Somerville yesterday afternoon

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 11:03 am

The other day, Tim McCormack had a chat with a butcher at M.F. Dulock in Somerville about why it's so hard to find goat meat. It has to do with the fact that, unlike beef, people only tend to want goat for stewing. He explains why that makes butchers reluctant to regularly carry goat (note: click on the "Show more" links for each entry).

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 3:17 pm
Eagle on a light pole in Somerville

Andromeda Yelton spotted this bald eagle today, perching on a light pole at Trum Field in Somerville.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 12:58 pm

The Tufts Daily tallies up the bomb threats over the past couple of weeks, some of which referenced Tufts's diversity efforts, the murders of four college students in Idaho and the assumption ATF agents have forfeited their lives. Towards the end, after police repeatedly shut various buildings for searches, police concluded the threats were all fake and didn't evacuate anybody the last couple of times.

By adamg - 12/21/22 - 9:53 am

The Tufts Daily reports on the sixth bomb threat over the past week directed at Tufts University's main campus, sent this morning: "No buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus have been evacuated or closed in response." The Daily adds a copy of the threat was also sent to the Boston-area ATF office.

By adamg - 12/19/22 - 1:43 pm

Tufts University got another bomb threat today, for the fourth straight weekday. And once again, no actual bomb found.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 10:23 am

For the third day in a row, Tufts University Police are reporting a "security threat."

It all started with a White nationalist bomb threat on Wednesday.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 3:47 pm

A bomb threat over alleged mistreatment of white people forced Tufts University to evacuate several buildings on its main campus this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 9:42 am
On the first Green Line train out of Medford/Tufts

Emily Wean reports she managed to get on the first ever Green Line train out of Medford/Tufts at Ball Square shortly after 4:45 a.m., even though the train was crowded. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 1:21 pm

WBUR recounts 32 years of effort to get the Green Line Extension built.

By adamg - 12/1/22 - 2:06 pm
Kid dressed as a guard outside the palace, but in Somerville

Prince and princess stop to talk to Henry. Photo via the Prince and Princess of Wales.

On their way into Greentown Labs, a climate-change startup center in Somerville, the royal couple couldn't help but notice Henry, an 8-year-old Somerville boy dressed as a member of the King's Guard and holding a bouquet of flowers for the princess.

"Thanks to Henry and everyone who came out to see us in Somerville this morning!" they wrote on their Twitter account. NBC Boston has more.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 5:27 pm
Cop and crockpot

Better safe than sorry: Transit Police dispatched the bomb squad to the Davis Square T stop when somebody spotted a pressure cooker just sitting there, Live Boston reports, adding that the thing was, in fact, a discarded pressure cooker.

By adamg - 11/29/22 - 1:43 pm

They probably won't be visiting the Tea Party Museum or the Samuel Whittemore memorial, though. But like one of their grandparents, they will be greeted at Boston City Hall before riding off to Somerville (in a limo, no doubt, rather than the Green Line Extension) to visit the home of dozens of climate tech startups.

By adamg - 11/24/22 - 10:55 am
Man dressed as a turkey in Somerville race

Joe Blankenship gives us a taste of Thanksgiving, Somerville style. You get up early to run in the Gobble Gobble Gobble race, then retire to the Burren to slake that thirst you've worked up: Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/22 - 12:05 pm

The Japanese consulate has organized a ramen crawl for Friday - get ramen at the listed noodle joints in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and collect stamps - when you get five, that's enough to get a T-shirt proving that the day after Thanksgiving, you ate a lot of ramen.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 10:35 am

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced this morning that the Medford branch of the Green Line Extension, the long one, the one with more than one stop, will start taking passengers on Dec. 12. In recent days, the T has been running test trolleys up and down the line.

By adamg - 10/16/22 - 3:31 pm
Sinkhole in Somerville

R.S.Y. Buchanan peers at Somerville officials peering down a new sinkhole on Park Street, near the commuter rail tracks, today.

Yesterday, Luke Maher took a gander at Somerville's newest fountain, shooting water up on Avon Street after a Fed Ex driver managed to knock a knob off a temporary water hose: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 1:41 pm
Honkers on parade

Greg Cook took in the annual Honk procession from Somerville to Cambridge over the weekend.

So did Frank Solensky: Read more.

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