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Somerville: Still Not Quite Green

Last week, Somerville attempted to “go green” by creating an ordinance that would require large stores to provide recycling bins for shoppers’ plastic bags. The […]

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Somerville Tries to Go Green, and Fails

As we’ve learned time and time again, it’s not easy being green. However, it is easy for politicians to cash in on people’s fears that […]

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Hot Times in Somerville

Ever since the Eliot Spitzer controversy died down, we’ve been longing for a good prostitute story, preferably one involving a dryer. While the people who […]

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Somerville Is All-American

Somerville has an undeserved bad reputation. Sometimes referred to as “Slumerville,” it’s best known for its triple-deckers, dismal T service, fascist parking regulations, and as […]

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Don’t Stop Believin’, Somerville

The residents of East Cambridge and Somerville who hope for the Green Line extension are like kids who are old enough to know Santa Claus […]

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Meet Somerville’s Own Superhero

Winter in New England always tests the limits of the social contract. Whether it’s a neighbor blowing snow into your yard, or a crazy bastard […]

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Bad Day to be a Somerville Cop

The following, which chronicles one of the most demented police reports of all time, comes courtesy of Boston magazine intern, and Somerville News editor, George […]

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Charlie Goes to Somerville

After months of relentless bad news for Somerville’s T-starved citizens, a sudden interest in accelerating construction of two rail extension projects has residents hoping they […]

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Things Get Ugly in Somerville

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a really competitive mayoral race in this town, with Tom Menino most recently dismantling (with minimum effort) […]