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By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:58 am
Two stuck buses at Davis busway

Andrew Ferreira shows us the scene at the Davis Square bus stop around 9:30 a.m., where two buses got stuck, leaving another 10 northbound buses behind them unable to move as well.

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

Transit Police report they are looking for a man who pulled a gun on somebody at the Assembly Orange Line stop around 7:25 tonight.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 10:25 pm

Slutcracker producers announced today the show can't go on, after at least one cast member tested positive for Covid-19 last week. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/16/21 - 8:53 pm
Test trolleys on tracks between Union Square and Lechmere

Adam Nichols captured some of the action tonight on the Union Square stub, where Green Line operators have begun driving trolleys to test things out and get familiar with the new line. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 8:45 pm

Tufts Daily reports the university had ordered all remaining finals be held online only - and is urging students to leave as soon as they can. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 1:52 pm

State Police report a pedestrian suffered serious injuries when a driver slammed into him at Mystic Avenue at Shore Drive in Somerville around 7 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 11/16/21 - 7:52 am

Billy Tauro, the Trump-supporting publisher of The Somerville News Weekly, demanded and is receiving a recount of the November 2 mayoral election, to be held Thursday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Somerville City Hall.

State law appears to allow Tauro to demand this recount despite the fact he was not on the November ballot after losing the Sept. 14 preliminary with less than 15% of the vote. Tauro then ran a write-in campaign, losing again on November 2, with write-ins receiving 6.5% of the vote.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 10:53 am

The parents of three special-needs students are suing both their communities and the state for the harm they say was done to their children in the way schools suddenly switched to online education in March, 2020 and in the way they say their schools did nothing to help provide the special teaching and assistance the children needed to work online. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 5:49 pm
Bow over Bow Market

Bow Market in Somerville's Union Square, of course, as Ron Newman shows us, in a photo he took around 4 p.m.

That's when lots of other folks looked up and also spotted rainbows. John McMahon captured the double rainbow over Cambridge's Huron Village: Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 3:50 pm

The new bridge will connect the Assembly MBTA stop with the Northern Strand bicycle path. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The MBTA announced today that the first scheduled service on the Green Line Extension to Union Square won't be until at least March of next year. Read more.

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.

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.

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