Tagged with Union Square

The Fluff That Dreams Are Made Of

The house at 106 Bromfield Road in Somerville is an unassuming structure, but more than 100 years ago, the man who lived here changed the way we see peanut butter. This was where Archibald Query made his first batches of marshmallow fluff, which he sold door-to-door before licensing the recipe to a pair of local … Continue reading »

Hello, Summer

I know I’m probably jinxing it, but here goes: the weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend, and it looks like summer has arrived in Cambridge and Somerville. If the meteorologists (and me, I guess) are correct, sunny skies will greet two events happening tomorrow, and if you can make it to both,¬†you should. … Continue reading »

MBTA Takes Important Step Forward on Green Line Extension

Today, at Somerville City Hall, the MBTA Board of Directors approved a contract for the final design of the Green Line Extension. The Board’s decision follows a critical piece of federal environmental approval from earlier this summer. This means the long-promised Green Line Extension is one big step closer to becoming a reality, and that … Continue reading »

Tomorrow: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking

Somerville High School – map A mock groundbreaking and demonstration will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Somerville High School before the Green Line Extension public meeting that is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The goal of the mock groundbreaking is to protest the recently announced delays in the target completion date for the … Continue reading »

Walking Tour of Union Square with USMS

Union Sq, Somerville map SOMERVILLE – In light of the zoning changes passed by the Somerville Board of Aldermen and all of the recent discussion surrounding large-scale renovations of Union Square, I took the opportunity to go on a walking tour guided by Union Square Main Streets Director Mimi Graney. Mimi has been closely following … Continue reading »

Sousa’s Market opens near Union Sq. in East Somerville

Sousa’s Market201 Somerville Ave, Somerville map Somerville News – “Somerville welcomes new business”At a time when it seems like too many shops are closing up or jobs are being lost, it was exciting to join Mayor Joe Curtatone, Senator Patricia Jehlen, Alderman Dennis Sullivan, and other members of the community for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for … Continue reading »