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By adamg - 9/22/22 - 11:25 pm

At 8:43 p.m., the MBTA reported ten-minute delays on the Green Line because of signal problems at Union Square, which should still have that new-station smell.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 11:47 pm

WFXT reports on the fire in one of the one-time self-propelling commuter-rail cars that has sat unused for decade outside the Somerville commuter-rail maintenance facility. Fire video.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:09 pm

A federal judge in Boston today dismissed a lawsuit by parents of several special-needs students in greater Boston alleging their children were unfairly singled out by the rapid shift from in-person to online learning as Covid-19 tore through the state in 2020 and 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 3:02 pm
Caffe Nero on fire

Dan Esdale captured the fire - and firefighters working to put it out - at Caffe Nero in Somerville's Assembly Row around 1:30 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/22 - 9:34 pm

Cambridge Day reports a Somerville bicyclist died after an SUV driver opened his door on Broadway on Friday just as the bicyclist was passing by.

By adamg - 8/7/22 - 9:47 pm
Storm lets loose over Nahant

Joan was at Nahant Beach this afternon when the storm showed up and just burst right over her head. She managed to get a couple of good shots "just before we grabbed our stuff and made a mad dash for the car."

Chelsea Scanner watched the storm advance from Chelsea, and watched the lightning streak down in the direction of Everett and Somerville: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 3:25 pm

Several thousand customers across Somerville lost their power - and air conditioning - starting around 1 p.m., in an outage that also extended to part of East Arlington and which may not be fully fixed until after 8 p.m., Eversource reports on its outage map. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 2:56 pm

WBZ talked to the woman who jumped from the Orange Line bridge over the Mystic River after she got out of the train when its first car began flaming and smoking after a metal panel came lose and created a short circuit with the third rail.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 11:19 am

A Newton rabbi hopes to open a non-profit "Jewish tavern and house of learning" on Washington Street in Somerville, where the Kirkland Tap and Trotter used to be, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

Rabbi Charles Schwartz's proposed Lehrhaus would be: Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/22 - 9:35 am

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man after he allegedly threatened a T bus driver with a five-pound wooden block for not going fast enough for his tastes. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/22 - 10:22 am

Anti-vaxxer Catherine Vitale of Dorchester, who likes to follow Michelle Wu around Boston with a bullhorn set to siren, has her minions out this weekend trying to collect signatures so she can get on the November ballot as an independent in the 7th Congressional District. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/22 - 9:53 am

Doug Holder interviews Somerville artist Jen Fries, a New York native who spent time in Vermont:

At the most basic level, Somerville is the first place I've lived where, when I say I'm an artist, people don't respond with, "But what’s your real job?"

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 1:25 pm

A lawyer for Sound Bites owner Yasser Mirza today denied allegations his client has threatened workers over a Department of Labor overtime investigation, at a hearing at which a federal judge told department lawyers they need to file affidavits or have workers testify on pain of perjury about what's been going on at the Ball Square restaurant best known as a breakfast nook. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 1:53 pm

Update: Owner denies threatening anybody.

The US Department of Labor yesterday sued Sound Bites Cafe and its owner, Yasser Mirza, on charges he reacted to an employee seeking back overtime pay by threatening to have something bad happen to his family unless he called off federal investigators looking into the issue. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/22 - 2:23 pm
Yellow pickup truck with giant pencil on top

Ron Newman spotted this leaded pickup in Wilson Square in Somerville.

By Neal - 4/22/22 - 8:43 pm

No, not that Big Dig, an earlier one one. This one, described by some as The Incredible Ditch was completed a long, long time ago. Of course you don't remember it, no one today does, so Burlington Retro's Rob Fahey fills us in on the history of the Middlesex Canal.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:00 am

The Dig reports Somerville has hired Fenway Health to help create "a supervised safe consumption center, where people may use drugs in a safe, controlled environment and also access other supportive services."

By adamg - 4/1/22 - 5:54 pm

Mouhab Rizkallah, who owns a number of apartment buildings, today agreed to drop his libel suit against two student journalists at the Tufts University newspaper who wrote about a protest about one of this buildings, but is continuing to sue one of the people he said organized the protest for defamation. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/22 - 9:22 am

A Somerville landlord says the Tufts Daily wouldn't correct a mistake in a story about a protest outside his office that made him sound like a liar, so now he's suing its two top editors for $50,000 in Middlesex Superior Court to make up for the libel, emotional distress and invasion of privacy he claims he suffered. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/22 - 9:11 am

Some thought it might never happen, but at 4:50 a.m., after decades in the making, the first trolley to take passengers rolled out of Union Square in Somerville. Read more.

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