City Life

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 […]

Grove Ecosystem

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 […]

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

‘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, […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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. […]

City Life

GentriWatch: The Fight for 100% Affordability in Egleston Square

Welcome to GentriWatch, where we look for signs of gentrification happening around the city. EGLESTON SQUARE in Jamaica Plain has become one of the most contentious […]

Arts & Entertainment

Boston’s Legoland Discovery Center Needs a New Master Builder

Face it: this is the job you’ve spent your whole life preparing for. Ian Coffey, Master Builder of Boston’s Legoland Discovery Center in Somerville, stepped […]

Home & Property

Fixer-Upper Friday: Hidden Potential in a Somerville Victorian

Location: 121 Central St., Somerville—near Magoun Square, the Green Line extension, and under a mile to both Porter and Davis Squares Stats: 4 floors, 2 baths, 2,668 square feet […]

City Life

Even More Development Could Be in Store for Assembly Square

More development is in the works for the growing Assembly Square neighborhood in Somerville. The old Lowes Assembly Square Cinemas, once the largest multi-screen cinema […]

Taco Party

Taco Party and Sabertooth Bakery Are Opening an All-Vegan Restaurant in Somerville

The days of “vegan food” being a euphemism for “sad salad” are officially over. The latest proof? Taco Party, known for its vegan taco truck, […]

City Life

Somerville’s Johnny D’s to Close Early Next Year

Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club, a Davis Square establishment since 1969 known for attracting a wide variety of musical acts and entertainers, is […]


Somerville Brewing Company Is About More Than Beer

Somerville Brewing Company started brewing beer in Somerville for the first time two weeks ago. But the brand has been turning heads for four years. […]