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So You Want to Live in Winter Hill

There’s so much more to Winter Hill than Whitey. Still, this largely residential Somerville neighborhood will always be linked to Whitey Bulger and the Winter […]

Home & Property

On the Market: The Somerville Home That Comes with a Mysterious, Thousand-Pound Safe

38 Otis St. #2, Somerville Price: $525,000 Size: 1,230 square feet Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 1 Here’s your chance to get into the one quarantine hobby […]

Home & Property

On the Market: A Converted Church Sanctuary Condo in Somerville 

1 Summer St. #5, Somerville Price: $2,750,000 Size: 4,295 square feet Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Enter this Union Square home replete with sixty-foot-tall ceilings, stained […]

City Life

The Interview: Joe Curtatone Is a Rebel With a Cause

As the leader of one of the region’s most “abnormal” (his word) cities, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone has never been afraid to go against the […]

Home & Property

This 1870s Somerville Home Got a High-Drama Makeover

Call us crazy, but wouldn’t you think a historical home would look, well, historical? Such was the conundrum with this circa-1877 Somerville house, dubbed “The […]

City Life

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 in Boston

Should I get tested for COVID-19? You’ve probably wondered this more than once in the last couple of months. Per the statewide instructions, you should […]

Home & Property

On the Market: A Sun-Soaked Loft in Davis Square

1 Tannery Brook Row #2A, Somerville Price: $1,249,000 Size: 1,328 square feet Bedrooms: 1 Baths: 2 Open layouts are great, until you have to put […]

City Life

Spotted in a Somerville Apartment Window: “Curbside Trivia”

I really miss bar trivia. There’s just something about the collaboration with huddled-up friends and friendly competition with nearby strangers that has always appealed to […]

Home & Property

On the Market: A Luminous Single-Family in Somerville

22 Hancock St., Somerville Price: $1,399,000 Size: 2,381 square feet Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3 Just in time for the longer days and warmer ways of […]

City Life

Somerville Is Upping the Ante on Mask Enforcement

Update: Later on Monday, Cambridge announced a similar crackdown, and officials in Peabody said the town would mandate masks in businesses, but not on public streets. You’d […]

City Life

Guess It Wasn’t Illegal When Kirk Minihane Duped Joe Curtatone with a Fake Interview

If you were wondering whether it’s okay, legally speaking, to trick a Massachusetts mayor into a recorded interview by impersonating a Boston Globe columnist, we […]

City Life

In Opening a Safe Injection Site, Somerville Would Call Feds’ Bluff

Safe injection sites, where users can inject drugs under the supervision of medical professionals, have been overwhelmingly supported by Massachusetts doctors, have been shown to be successful […]

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Travel

Travel + Leisure Named a Somerville Hotel One of the Best in the World

The travel experts over at Travel + Leisure have released their annual list of the best travel options in the world, from islands to cities […]

City Life

In Landmark Vote, Somerville City Council Blocks Law Enforcement from Using Facial Recognition

Nowadays, you can do a lot with your face. Facebook recognizes it when you upload photos, Snapchat disguises it with puppy ears, beards, and makeup, and your […]

City Life

Joe Curtatone Is Suing Kirk Minihane and Barstool

Kirk Minihane, the former WEEI shock jock and current Barstool Sports contributor, really wanted to get Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone on the phone. After some choice words were […]