Somerville

Food and Drinks 

FIVE DRINK MINIMUM: DIVE TO SWANK EDITION

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Be it Davis Square in Somerville, the wild shoddy badlands of Allston, and even the nooks found around Fenway Park, what you’re about to read is a story involving intoxicated buffoonery all conducted at your favorite (or not-so-favorite) local haunts, be it drinking in public outdoors (but just for a photo), allusions to shooting pornography, and even men in ruffled shirts becoming threatened by small children drinking out of coconut shells in close proximity to them. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

MYSTIC PIZZA: THE WORD ON SOMERVILLE’S COLUMBUS DAY OPENING OF THE CELEBRATED ERNESTO’S PIZZA

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By keeping the same slices and toppings the original spot is known for, Radikowski doesn’t plan on conforming to the new trend of “latest and greatest” pizza shops locals have been seeing pop up all over the city. Instead he says he’s going to focus on putting stuff on [the pizzas] that people know. Continue reading

News Opinion 

VETO POWER: DEVELOPERS RUN SOMERVILLE AND CAMBRIDGE AND THERE’S NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT

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At a moment when Americans seem eager to chase money out of politics, it’s disappointing that Cambridge officials proved unwilling to confront developers. And that doesn’t begin to describe the scene in Somerville, where last week Mayor Curtatone vetoed a campaign finance measure passed by the majority of aldermen. The ordinance would have capped political contributions from those working for municipal contractors at $250, half the $500 state limit. Continue reading

News 

SPECIAL: THE FALL 2014 BOSTON BIKE ISSUE

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With a successful Boston Bike Week behind us, the elite Mayor’s Cup on Saturday (September 20), and the all-inclusive Hub on Wheels this Sunday (September 21), we figure now is the ideal moment to formally join the pro-cycle chorus. Not only as cheerleaders, but by addressing prehistoric problems in new ways that hopefully spur conversation and action. Continue reading

News Opinion 

CAN’T WE ALL JUST PEDAL ON? THE CASE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS TO WORK TOGETHER

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Whether you respect bike rights or spite them, riders are here, they’re in gear, so you’d better make some room for them. That considered, and on the premise that this city and most any other can immensely benefit from collaboration between cyclists and those who hoof it, we paved a road map toward tandem teamwork.
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Music 

PROPOSED SOMERVILLE LIVE MUSIC VENUE GETS GREENLIGHT ON LIQUOR

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Last night at the Licensing Commission meeting in Somerville, the new proposed live music venue Thunder Road was approved for food, liquor, and entertainment licenses by the city. Continue reading

News Opinion 

PRIMARY SPECIAL: THE DIG DOES DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENTS. KIND OF.

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Hardcore wonks will probably be less enthralled by our two cents than sabermetrics geeks at T-ball games, but we nevertheless hope to spark conversation for both novices and know-it-alls. Continue reading