• Somerville April 13, 2024 8:54 am

    Teenager hospitalized after shooting and rollover crash in Somerville

    A crash in Somerville, Massachusetts, late Friday night left behind a widespread scene for investigators. Somerville Police say they responded to reports of shots fired and a car rolled over at around 6:30 p.m. It happened on Allston Street, just off McGrath Highway. Authorities say they found a 17-year-old with two gunshot wounds when they arrived. The victim was sent…

  • Somerville March 22, 2024 12:34 am

    Somerville leaders consider abandoning gunfire-detecting technology

    City councilors in Somerville, Massachusetts, are considering getting rid of technology used to capture the sound of gunfire in communities and alert police. Somerville City Councilor At Large Willie Burnley Jr. introduced an order to discuss the effectiveness and placement of the ShotSpotter software, recently re-branded to Sound Thinking. “For me, it’s quite concerning when we have people of...

  • Somerville February 1, 2024 8:51 pm

    In push for pothole repairs, Somerville residents turn to bumper stickers

    One of the busiest streets in Somerville, Massachusetts, is also one of its most treacherous. Travel in any direction on Highland Avenue, and you’re in for a bumpy ride. “Like a horse riding on the rodeo, ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom,” said Andy McGrath. The potholes, patches and uneven pavement are fraying nerves and testing patience. It even inspired a “My...

  • Somerville December 28, 2023 6:30 am

    Firefighters rescue 2 from Somerville apartment fire

    Firefighters in Somerville, Massachusetts, rescued two people from an apartment fire Wednesday night, according to authorities. The fire happened at about 11 p.m. on Highland Avenue, the Somerville Fire Department said. When firefighters arrived, they found fire in the first floor and had to force their way into the apartment to rescue the two occupants, fire officials said. “There was…

  • Somerville November 15, 2023 6:09 pm

    Somerville to crack down on illegal parking with new SafetyStick program

    For drivers considering illegally parking their car in a bus or bike lane in Somerville, Massachusetts – think again! For months lawmakers tussled with ideas to make the streets safer. Now they might have a solution with a new device called the SafetyStick. The devices, made in partnership with  Municipal Parking Services, are part of a pilot program that’s been…

  • Somerville November 7, 2023 12:25 pm

    Parents worry about safety at Somerville High School after fights

    Parents in Somerville, Massachusetts, are sounding the alarm about school safety. Fights and heightened hostility at Somerville High School led to a 35-minute “secure-and-hold” Thursday morning. “I don’t want to send my kid to school. And I’m looking at alternative options. Do we do remote schooling? Where do we turn? What do we do?” parent Tony Bottiglio said Friday....

  • Somerville October 20, 2023 6:36 pm

    Somerville towing company accused of operating without a license, towing more than 100 cars

    A Somerville, Massachusetts, tow company is accused of operating without a business license, illegally towing more than 100 vehicles in the last several weeks, according to some city councilors. One man told NBC10 Boston a tow truck driver blocked his wife into a parking spot at The Home Depot in Somerville and falsely accused her of parking at The Home…

  • Somerville October 6, 2023 11:32 am

    Person of interest sought in string of Somerville break-ins

    Residents are reminded to lock all doors and windows overnight, especially on the ground floor. Any suspicious behavior should be reported to police.

  • Somerville October 5, 2023 2:28 pm

    Person of interest sought in Somerville home break-ins

    Authorities in Somerville, Massachusetts, are looking for a person of interest in multiple home break-ins, police said Thursday. Police are investigating three recent home break-ins near the Powder House Rotary between the hours of midnight and 8:30 a.m. The suspect enters through unlocked doors, investigators said. The man pictured above is a person of interest in the case. Residents are…

  • boston restaurant talk October 2, 2023 3:33 pm

    Rosebud revival? The latest on the changes coming to the iconic Somerville diner

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A Somerville restaurant that has been the subject of much chatter over the past several days is going to be going through some changes. Based on information from the restaurant itself along with multiple social media posts, Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar in Davis Square has temporarily closed, with the plan being...

  • Somerville October 2, 2023 11:16 am

    Man strikes woman who refused to let him evade fare at Davis T stop

    A man struck a woman after she refused to let him evade the train fare behind her at the Davis Square MBTA station in Somerville, Massachusetts, according to Transit Police. The incident happened at around noontime on Friday, and an officer was already on scene. Law enforcement identified the suspect, and will issue a criminal complaint against him. The suspect…

  • Massachusetts September 25, 2023 7:24 am

    Beloved Somerville eatery temporarily closing so it can be revamped

    The Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar, a Somerville institution since the 1940s, will temporarily be closing so that it can be revamped, according to the group who acquired it a few months ago. In a Facebook post Sunday, the owners said they had hoped and expected to turn around the finances and update the menu when they bought it, even…

  • Massachusetts September 11, 2023 9:44 am

    Barstool's Dave Portnoy speaks out about Dragon Pizza feud: ‘It's like living in bizarre world'

    Barstool’s Dave Portnoy spoke out about his week-long war of words with Somerville’s Dragon Pizza on Thursday, saying, “It’s like living in bizarre world.” During an interview on Barstool’s “The Kirk Minihane Show,” Portnoy was asked about the reaction to last week’s incident where he got into a fiery fight on camera with Dragon Pizza owner Charlie Redd, with...

  • Somerville September 6, 2023 4:57 pm

    Business booms at Somerville pizza shop amid Barstool feud

    After being called “The Worst Pizza Place in America” by one of the country’s most influential pizza reviewers, business is apparently booming at Somerville’s Dragon Pizza.

  • Somerville September 6, 2023 4:58 pm

    Mass. pizza shop owner says he's gotten death threats over feud with Barstool

    Boston pizza store owner Charlie Redd says he’s received death threats since Barstool’s Dave Portnoy uploaded video of the incident online, where it went viral.

  • Somerville September 3, 2023 8:40 am

    Barstool's Dave Portnoy, Mass. pizza shop owner get into major argument over pizza review

    “One bite, everyone knows the rules!” That one bite by Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports turned into a major ruckus in front of a Somerville, Massachusetts, pizza joint, and the video showing what happened has garnered millions of views online. Portnoy has become known for his pizza reviews, where he tests out slices from pizzerias all over the place. Well,…

  • Somerville August 30, 2023 6:39 am

    First day for students in Somerville amid school closure

    Somerville school leaders say there will be a shuttle bus for some students from Winter Hill, to their new location.

  • Somerville August 30, 2023 7:14 am

    New academic year kicks off in Somerville amid Winter Hill school closure

    Back to school will look a little different for some students in Somerville, Massachusetts, after their classrooms were unexpectedly closed earlier in the summer. Students at Winter Hill Community Innovation School will be calling a new school building home this academic year, after a piece of concrete fell from the ceiling inside the school back in June. According to the…

  • Somerville August 24, 2023 11:43 pm

    Somerville cyclists oppose bikes being stopped for going through red lights

    In Somerville, Massachusetts, police have ramped up enforcement on people riding their bikes through red lights. Some cyclists and city leaders say they should be focusing resources elsewhere. City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen said he started looking into this issue when he started hearing from people who had been given warnings by the police department. “What we’re talking about here...

  • Somerville August 22, 2023 7:28 pm

    Drivers say hidden speed humps in Somerville are damaging their cars

    City officials in Somerville, Massachusetts, are responding to complaints that some of the speed humps they installed are catching drivers off-guard. The city first started installing the structures in 2019 after a fatal crash on Powderhouse Boulevard. Officials said they have been hugely successful in improving traffic safety, but some drivers said the structures are so hidden, they are causing…

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