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That's So Somerville

Home & Property

On the Market: The Somerville Home That Comes with a Mysterious, Thousand-Pound Safe

38 Otis St. #2, Somerville Price: $525,000 Size: 1,230 square feet Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 1 Here’s your chance to get into the one quarantine hobby […]


Get Fluffed with These Amazing Fluff Centennial Specials

Somerville celebrates its most famous invention at the 12th annual What the Fluff? Festival this weekend, and with it being the confection’s centennial year—Archibald Query […]

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

A Brief Interview With the Boston Yeti: ‘I’m a Vegan’

When he’s not delicately placing his paw-like hands on parking meters, wondering if he’s exempt from parking bans, or centering his mind during an outdoor […]

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There’s a Yeti on the Loose in Boston

Officials from the Animal Rescue League may have successfully captured the Lowell Goat, but there’s another wild creature afoot, and he’s roaming the streets with […]

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President Obama Calls Boston Public Radio, Says He’s Former Somerville Resident

President Barack Obama and Governor Deval Patrick are long-time friends. That’s why on Thursday, when Patrick took part in his final “Ask the Governor” segment on […]

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Somerville Will Hand Out ‘Scarlet Letters’ for Unshoveled Sidewalks

When Hester Prynne gave birth to a child out of wedlock in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic The Scarlet Letter, she was forced to wear a glaring […]

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Take a Neighborhood Holiday Lights Tour By Bike

Some look “kitschy” and others are more “professional” in terms of their general arrangement, but all in all, the light displays outside people’s homes in […]

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Tufts Students Organizing Protest In Response to Eric Garner Decision

A day after thousands of people took to the streets of Boston to protest a New York grand jury’s decision not to indict a white […]

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EverGreen Delivery Brings Christmas Trees to People’s Homes by Bike

Jimmy Rider considers himself a “glorified reindeer on two wheels,” delivering a bit of the holiday spirit straight to people’s front doors each year. But instead […]

City Life

From ‘Slummerville’ to Somerville

The terms “sketchy,” “shady,” and the “armpit of New England” are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the city […]

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No Gas, No Problem

People stare at Daniel Theobald when he drives his kids to school. They look at him when he cruises through the streets of Somerville and […]

City Life

Green Line Extension Plans Include Lots of Space to Store Your Bike

The MBTA recently held a community meeting about the nearly complete design plans for two more Green Line Extension stops—the Union Square and Washington Street […]


Rosebud’s Growing Empire of Pie

Even though chef John Delpha is an award-winning barbecue pit master 30 times over, it’s not a stack of applewood staves or a creosote-encrusted smoker […]

Arts & Entertainment

Grooversity Festival Will Bring the Beats to Somerville

If you’ve been to any local outdoor music festivals such as the Berklee Beantown Jazz Fest, Honk!, and so on, then there’s a good chance […]