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Millbrook Lofts Are Somerville’s Coolest New Luxury Condos

A former cold-storage facility heats up the neighborhood.

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The Peter Tosh Grammy Story Is Nuttier Than Ever

The latest on the Peter Tosh Grammy that materialized inside an unassuming Somerville pawn shop is that it’s… somewhere. Depending on who you ask, the award […]

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A Decade of Somerville’s ‘What the Fluff?’ Festival

Not long ago, Union Square was a sleepy place—and then a blizzard of marshmallow ooze rolled in. Now, every September, thousands flock to Somerville for […]

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Somerville’s ‘Landlord from Hell’ Still Has to Take a Class on Islam

A Somerville landlord ordered to take a class on Islam while serving time for shoving a Muslim tenant down the stairs did not succeed in […]

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Somerville Wins $10 Million for a ‘Super School’

A nonprofit with dreams of an experimental high school in Somerville is about to get a huge boost: $10 million cash. The local education organization, […]

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Mike Connolly Becomes First Occupier Elected to Beacon Hill

Update: Tuesday, November 8, 10:15 p.m. It’s official: Connolly has emerged victorious. The Cambridge progressive Democrat was endorsed in the uncontested race by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ […]

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Somerville Mayor Curtatone on Trump: ‘I Guess Any Idiot Can Run for Office.’

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone is poking the Trump bear this week, fighting back against the candidate’s criticism of ‘sanctuary cities’ and delivering an uppercut of […]

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Bicyclist Killed Crossing Commuter Rail Tracks in Somerville

A bicyclist was killed by an oncoming commuter rail train Sunday, when he crossed tracks even as traffic warning gates were down, MBTA Transit Police say. […]

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Somerville Gives Up Wynn Casino Fight

Pugnacious Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone has thrown in the towel in his long fight to block the forthcoming Wynn Resorts casino along the Mystic River. Curtatone’s […]

Restaurants

Restaurant Review: Juliet in Somerville

A talented couple transforms a neighborhood café—serving up sunny, mainly Mediterranean flavors in a welcoming space that, so far, is best suited to daytime dining.

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How Did a Reggae Legend’s Grammy End Up in a Somerville Pawn Shop?

Passersby in Davis Square were greeted by an unusual sight at the LBC Boutique & Loan pawn shop over the weekend: an invitation to see […]

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Police Unions Plan to Protest Somerville’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner

Police unions from across Massachusetts are planning to protest the “Black Lives Matter” banner hanging at Somerville City Hall, after Mayor Joe Curtatone rebuffed a […]

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Almost All of Somerville’s Homes Are Illegal

Vox, king of the explainer article, has a new subject under the microscope today: the city of Somerville. In a post this morning (later linked […]

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The Story of Boston in Six Squares

As a city, they’ve long defined us. Now they show us how we’re changing.

Restaurants

The Breakdown: A Banana Split from Forge Ice Cream Bar

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