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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 […]

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Wellness

Somerville Dance Union Is Adding Barre Classes

Somerville Dance Union is giving you another way to work off those holiday pounds: It’s offering two new, high-intensity barre classes. “Up to the Barre” […]

Arts & Entertainment

Fill in the Blank: ‘I Am a Woman Who…’

Verna is a woman who is “independently minded with a fierce need for collaboration.” Kira is a woman who “rides horses and dreams of flying.” Yana […]

Restaurants

UPDATE: Osteria Posto, Opening This Month in Waltham, Elevates the Somerville Brand

The Somerville-based Alpine Restaurant Group is making its first foray into the suburbs on Monday, November 23 with a high-end concept called Osteria Posto. Opening at […]

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Meet Dan Blakeslee, the Toothless Troubadour of a Gentrifying Somerville

They put Dan Blakeslee in a parking lot festooned with weeds, in front of a bus bearing the giant likeness of a sneering muskrat. Its […]

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Wellness

This Somerville Startup Is Using Aquaponics to Grow Food Indoors

Two years ago, Jamie Byron built an aquaponic greenhouse in his MIT dorm room. Today, Grove, the Somerville-based company he cofounded using similar technology, launched […]

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Restaurants

‘The Food Lab’ Chef Is Bringing Scientifically Ideal Fried Chicken to Somerville

A cookbook that hit shelves last month could almost be mistaken for an undergrad textbook. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is a hefty, […]

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GentriWatch: A Book About Gentrification, Published in Rapidly Gentrifying Somerville

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. AUTHOR ED HAMILTON wants to show the human cost of gentrification. […]

Arts & Entertainment

Legoland Discovery Center Boston Has a New Master Model Builder

Mid-competition, contestant Nick Conti paused, his head tilted, clearly deep in thought. He raised his right arm above his head, holding an imaginary torch, and […]

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Somerville Alderman Candidate Releases Anti-Gentrification Ukulele Song

Somerville Song: a ballad of rising rents by Amy Kucharik48% of Somerville residents pay more than 1/3 of their income for housing. 20% pay more […]

Arts & Entertainment

Somerville Is Throwing a “Pity Party”

Greg Cook was having a hard time. Plagued by a series of personal misfortunes, the local artist and writer began browsing self-help resources online. One […]

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Just Build the Damn Green Line Expansion

The revelation this week that the Green Line extension is possibly headed for a $1 billion cost overrun has all kinds of transportation advocates crying foul. […]