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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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Story of Boston in Six Squares

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


The Breakdown: A Banana Split from Forge Ice Cream Bar

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Anwar Faisal’s New Somerville Tenants Already Have All Sorts of Problems

Back in February, Anwar Faisal, considered by some to be the worst landlord in Boston, purchased 100 units on Summer Street in Somerville, with the expressed […]


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 […]