Home & Property

Before and After: A Somerville Kitchen Gets a Bright and Modern Update

Home is where the heart is. But the heart of the home? That’d be the kitchen—the place where everyone ends up gathering. This never used to […]

Home & Property

Home Additions: Arty in the Back

Architect Maryann Thompson loved the 1860s Cambridge/Somerville six-bedroom home—big enough for her five children, it was packed with potential. And because the house backed up […]


Boston, Somerville Mayors Defiant After Trump’s Sanctuary City Orders

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Somerville Mayor Joe Curatone took a stand against Donald Trump Wednesday after the president announced a blockbuster executive order to target […]


Joe Curtatone to Donald Trump: Take Your Immigration Policy and Shove It

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone tells President-elect Donald Trump to take his immigration policy and shove it.

Arts & Entertainment

Once Somerville Hosts 12th Annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade

December makes most people think of hot chocolate, snow-covered T tracks, and a comfortably dominant Patriots team. But it’s also the season of Rock and Roll […]


Somerville Is Getting Its $256 Million High School

The residents of Somerville voted overwhelmingly to fund an expensive new high school for the city. According to unofficial results from the City of Somerville on Wednesday morning, […]

Home & Property

Millbrook Lofts Are Somerville’s Coolest New Luxury Condos

A former cold-storage facility heats up the neighborhood.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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’ […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]