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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Story of Boston in Six Squares

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

Restaurants

The Breakdown: A Banana Split from Forge Ice Cream Bar

Hubba hubba.

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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 […]

Restaurants

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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There Might Have Been a Dog-Napping in Somerville

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

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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 […]