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By adamg - 9/16/19 - 1:49 pm

State Police report arresting a Lynn man on OUI and other charges after a chase through the streets of Charlestown and Somerville that ended with a police dog first sniffing him out and then "engaging" him hard enough that troopers could put him into cuffs. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 9:28 am
Bicyclist holding onto truck on I-93

Our own Cybah forwards this photo from the Fellsway south this morning.

By Ron Newman - 9/4/19 - 2:51 pm

The Somerville Kmart will close by mid-November, the Globe reports. It is the last store remaining from the old Assembly Square Mall, which opened in 1980.

Kmart is also closing stores in Brockton, Palmer, and Webster, as well as many other places throughout the country. The nearest remaining Kmarts (probably not for much longer) will be in Acton and Billerica.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 6:46 am

WHDH reports a train caught on fire inside the cavernous building and that the fire then spread to the roof.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 4:00 pm

An equipment malfunction at a Green Line Extension project in Somerville has forced the T to cancel all service on the Lowell Line between Anderson/Woburn and North Station today, MassDOT reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/19 - 2:12 pm
Somerville hit and run scene

Somerville hit-and-run scene. Photo by KMV.

WCVB reports a man suffered critical injuries when hit by a driver who took off, at Mystic Avenue and Shore Drive around 3 a.m.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 8:16 pm

State Police report charging Zewdu Abate Gedamu, 64, of Roxbury for the death of Cheryl Pauline Richards, 52, of Somerville, in a Mystic Avenue crosswalk yesterday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/19 - 11:13 pm

UPDATE: State Police report suspect turned himself in this morning.

State Police report a woman in her early 50s suffered fatal injuries in a hit-and-run crash around 8 p.m. on Mystic Avenue, near McGrath Highway and the Stop & Shop. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/19 - 2:21 pm

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone sued Barstool Sports and contributor Kirk Minihane today for an interview about the Barstool/Bruins towel controversy he claims Minihane conducted without his permission - while pretending to be the Globe's Kevin Cullen. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 10:45 pm

Sangwiche captured a T worker trying to chase a swan off the Orange Line tracks at Assembly Row this morning (recall how the Orange Line was brought to a halt 10 or so days ago by a swan on the tracks): Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/19 - 10:17 pm
End Safety Zone, Start Danger Zone, according to Somerville signs

Chris Devers spotted these signs by a McGrath Highway entrance in Somerville today.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 10:46 am
Bank robber

A Providence man only got away with $929 during a gunfire-filled Somerville bank robbery on May 1 - and then he lost more than half of that on the sidewalk outside when a bystander tackled him, forcing him to drop his backpack - which also contained the gun he allegedly used and DNA that led police to him. Read more.

By mplo - 5/21/19 - 3:29 am

Hi, everybody!

This past Friday night, and this past Saturday afternoon, the Somerville Theatre, in Somerville, MA, played the 70mm film of the 1961 movie version of West Side Story, as part of this theatre's annual 70mm Film Festival. What a beautiful film it was. This was a new print of the 70mm film version of West Side Story, that had not only been re-mastered, cleaned up, re-printed, and restored to its former color and glory, but had a sound track that was punchy and in one's face, as it's supposed to be. I attended both screenings of West Side Story with friends, and we all had lots of fun!

By adamg - 5/3/19 - 8:20 pm
By adamg - 5/2/19 - 7:52 pm

May 1, 2019

The FBI is offering up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a bank in Davis Square and took a shot at a Somerville police officer yesterday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 10:21 am
Wanted for Somerville bank robbery, shooting at officer

State Police and police in Somerville and surrounding communities are looking for a man they say robbed a bank in Davis Square this morning, then fired a shot at a responding officer, but missed. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/19 - 11:34 am

The US Attorney's office this week announced the arrests of 14 people it said were some of the founders of a new Brazilian gang in the Boston area that was beginning to make a name for itself through gun and drug sales - and armed robberies, home invasions and kidnappings. Read more.

By mplo - 4/20/19 - 9:03 am

The great, golden oldie-but-keeper of a classic movie-musical, West Side Story, will be playing at the Somerville Theatre, in Davis Square, as part of the Somerville Theatre's annual 70mm film Festival, on Friday, May 18th, at 8:00 p. m., and on Saturday, May 19th, at 1:30 p. m.

Since the 70mm festival at the Somerville Theatre will be from May 17th-May 22nd, 2019, there'll also be other prominent classic films in 70mm film as well, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Dark Crystal, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, to mention a few.

By adamg - 4/6/19 - 12:42 pm
Homans Building gone

Jay K shows us the remains of what had been the last standing parts of the Homans Building, knocked over this morning to make way for construciton of the Gilman Square station on the new addition to the Green Line and an adjacent power substation. Read more.

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