Breakfast Wars in Somerville

Our food editor set out to find the best hash browns in Boston. Instead, he stumbled upon a long-simmering feud between neighboring brunch spots, and inadvertently rekindled a war.

Arts & Entertainment

Assembly Row’s Summer 2016 Live Music Series, Free Outdoor Movies, More

Live music, dancing, family fun. Summer in Somerville sounds pretty sweet. Specifically, the aforementioned activities are all on deck at Assembly Row, where summer activities will range […]

Arts & Entertainment

Johnny D’s Selling Off ‘Memorabilia and Wares’ This Weekend

This post originally appeared on Vanyaland. Carla DeLellis is still not sure what to do with all this…stuff. The owner of Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant […]


GentriWatch: Can Walsh’s ‘Housing Innovations’ Save Boston’s Middle Class?

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. In a speech before the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Mayor Marty […]

New Creations at Johnny D's
Arts & Entertainment

Johnny D’s 47-Year History Comes to a Close This Weekend

We’ve been saying goodbye to Johnny D’s for a long time now—ever since owner Carla DeLellis announced the club’s closure in 2015. For the last […]


GentriWatch: ‘Boston’s Worst Landlord’ Buys 100 Units in Somerville

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Anwar Faisal, considered by some to be the worst landlord in […]


GentriWatch: More Luxury Condos (and Doggie Daycare) in Chelsea

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. Another wave of luxury housing has reached the North Shore. “One […]


There Might Have Been a Dog-Napping in Somerville

Welcome to Weirdest Thing of the Week, where…well, we point out weird things.


Boston Redevelopment Authority Taps Somerville Official for Real Estate Director

The Boston Redevelopment Authority now has a manager for the more than 16 million square feet of property in its portfolio. The BRA announced Monday it […]


Somerville Dance Union Is Adding Barre Classes

Somerville Dance Union is giving you another way to work off those holiday pounds: It’s offering two new, high-intensity barre classes. “Up to the Barre” […]

Arts & Entertainment

Fill in the Blank: ‘I Am a Woman Who…’

Verna is a woman who is “independently minded with a fierce need for collaboration.” Kira is a woman who “rides horses and dreams of flying.” Yana […]


UPDATE: Osteria Posto, Opening This Month in Waltham, Elevates the Somerville Brand

The Somerville-based Alpine Restaurant Group is making its first foray into the suburbs on Monday, November 23 with a high-end concept called Osteria Posto. Opening at […]


Meet Dan Blakeslee, the Toothless Troubadour of a Gentrifying Somerville

They put Dan Blakeslee in a parking lot festooned with weeds, in front of a bus bearing the giant likeness of a sneering muskrat. Its […]

Grove Ecosystem

This Somerville Startup Is Using Aquaponics to Grow Food Indoors

Two years ago, Jamie Byron built an aquaponic greenhouse in his MIT dorm room. Today, Grove, the Somerville-based company he cofounded using similar technology, launched […]

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

‘The Food Lab’ Chef Is Bringing Scientifically Ideal Fried Chicken to Somerville

A cookbook that hit shelves last month could almost be mistaken for an undergrad textbook. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is a hefty, […]