Saturday, February 2, 2013

Historic Winter Hill: Somerville, Massachusetts 1890

A Somerville excerpt from  A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts by Rev. Elias Nason, M.A.:

'Winter Hill, on which may be traced the remains of a line of breastworks thrown up by the Continental army, but now crowned with elegant mansions'

'The villages, or more densely occupied localities, are known as Milk Row, Prospect Street, East, North and West Somerville, Willow Bridge and Winter Hill. It has a good water-supply from Mystic Lake, is well paved, lighted, and has an efficient fire department.'


Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente works to clean up our neighborhood

The Somerville News highlights the recent efforts by Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente to reduce the number of neglected properties in the area. This effort follows his notice back in July to inform residents about the contribution of weeds and overgrowth to the rodent problem in certain parts of the city.

Read more....


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Somerville Scout reports on Restaurant Coming to old Paddock Location

Somerville Scout (or Scout Somerville, as they appeared in my mailbox this week) provides some detail about what we can expect over at the old Paddock location. Spoiler: it sounds good.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Carnaval@SomerStreets/FossFest is today!

Family fun, music, and arts along Broadway from Pennsylvania Ave to Temple St. Info from East Somerville Main Streets below:

(and shine is forecasted!) 

Only LARGE amounts of rain will stop this much fun!

And anyway, who ever let a few showers stop them from 
Where: Carnaval@ SomerStreets 
Broadway from Temple St. to Pennsylvania Ave
When: Sunday, June 3 12-4 pm

Main Streets Stage Line Up
114 Broadway
12:15:        MOTION PARADE
1:00:                Loma Larga
1:15:    Teen Empowerment
1:30:        Casa El Salvador
1:50:          SOS Step Team
2:00:Dirty Water Brass Band 
3:00:                   Son del Sol

Louie's Stage
193 Broadway 
1pm  Vegetable Circus
1:45  Rijah Newell~tr
2:00 Miss Strange~hula hoops/poi
2:15 Monkamonk
2:30 Michiko Kurata- Rapanui Dance from Easter Islands 
2:35 Salsa Demonstration- Hong Wong
2:45 Laura Blake Belly Dance Demonstration
3:00 Etnia Fusion
3:15 Teatro delle Maschere

FossFest Stage: 
Foss Park 
The Grownup Noise~Mike Hastings Band~Tumbleweed Company~The Lights Out

Temple Street Stage:
1:00  Sparsha Pun-traditional Nepali folk music
1:15 Klong Glub Ching, Thai traditional music 
1:30 Red Tiger Dojo Academy Shotokan karate demonstration
2:00 Somerville Symphony Orkestar
3:00  Folk stories from around Asia- Books of Hope

Join in the Fun!!  
 Interested in volunteering at the Event? 

Carnaval@ SomerStreets organized by: 
City of Somerville, East Somerville Main Streets, and FossFest