I was eating at a local store, when I saw O'Donovan's cronnies from the DPW come in and tell the owner "If you don't take down that Lynch sign, the DPW employess will never eat here again." Ohhh, I'm shakin' in my boots.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
My initial investigation through a myspace search suggests that zero bands call Winter Hill their home. Hmmm... This is proving difficult. Let's drop the bar to look for bands that have anything to do with Winter Hill for now.
Winter Hill: Unconfirmed, but I guess these guys are likely from Winter Hill (although they say Boston).
The Woodrow Wilsons: I think one guy lives in Winter Hill.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Here's what we got in Somerville:
|133109||SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, BR# S-17-009 SYCAMORE STREET OVER THE MBTA RAILROAD||Bridge Replacement||CONSTRUCTION|
|601807||BOSTON- CAMBRIDGE- MEDFORD- SOMERVILLE- INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT ON I-93||Miscellaneous/No Prequal||CONSTRUCTION|
|602109||SOMERVILLE- RECONSTRUCTION OF SOMERVILLE AVENUE FROM UNION SQUARE TO THE CAMBRIDGE LINE||Hwy Reconstr - Restr and Rehab||CONSTRUCTION|
|600811||CAMBRIDGE- SOMERVILLE- BELMONT- BIKEWAY CONSTRUCTION AT ALEWIFE STATION, INCLUDES PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE||Bikeway/Bike Path Construction||DESIGN||2007|
|601820||SOMERVILLE- RECONSTRUCTION OF BEACON STREET, FROM OXFORD STREET TO CAMBRIDGE C.L. (1.1 MILES)||Hwy Reconstr - Restr and Rehab||DESIGN||2010|
|601821||SOMERVILLE- RECONSTRUCTION OF TEMPLE STREET, FROM BROADWAY TO MYSTIC AVENUE (1600 FEET)||Hwy Reconstr-No Added Capacity||DESIGN|
|602219||SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE REHABILITATION, S-17-005, CROSS STREET OVER THE B&M RAILROAD||Bridge Reconstruction/Rehab||DESIGN||2007|
|603288||SOMERVILLE- RECONSTRUCTION ON WASHINGTON STREET, FROM BOSTON C.L. TO MCGRATH HIGHWAY (ROUTE 28)||Hwy Reconstr-No Added Capacity||DESIGN|
|603916||CHARLESTOWN-SOMERVILLE- MEDFORD- HIGHWAY LIGHTING REFURBISHMENT ON ROUTE 93||Lighting and Electrical||DESIGN|
|603968||SOMERVILLE- SIGNAL & INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MAGOUN SQUARE (BROADWAY, MEDFORD AND DEXTER STREETS)||Hwy Reconstr - Restr and Rehab||DESIGN|
|604331||SOMERVILLE- MULIT-USE PATH CONSTRUCTION (PHASE I)||Bikeway/Bike Path Construction||DESIGN||2008|
|604645||SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, S-17-025, ROUTE 28 (McGRATH HIGHWAY) OVER GILMAN STREET (AKA - GILMAN STREET BRIDGE)||Bridge Replacement||DESIGN|
|11600||SOMERVILLE- 3 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS, BR# S-17-012 CEDAR STREET ,BR# S-17-008 SCHOOL STREET, BR# S-17-006 WALNUT ST. OVER THE MBTA||Bridge Replacement||COMPLETE|
|40550||SOMERVILLE- BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS, BR# S-17-011, LOWELL STREET OVER THE MBTA & B&M R.R. & S-17-015 LOWELL OVER THE MBTA AND B&MRR||Bridge Replacement||COMPLETE|
|604215||MEDFORD- READING- SOMERVILLE- STONEHAM- WOBURN- TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION RESPONSE, I-93 SB||Miscellaneous/No Prequal||COMPLETE|
|604216||MEDFORD- SOMERVILLE- STONEHAM- WOBURN- TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE LANE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, I-93 SB||Miscellaneous/No Prequal||COMPLETE|
Wintervillian crazy crossover: Assembly Skwayar
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Ugg, looks like the closest places are still too far to walk. Friendly's seems to be the closest joint, but it's across 93 and I think JP Licks in Davis Square might be a better option for the distance. There's always Christina's in Central Square and Toscanini's and Herrell's in Harvard Square. If you're intent on going Eastward, though, there's a Coldstone a little past the Friendly's in Medford. I haven't been to Emack & Bolio's, but hmmm... I feel like I've had this dual name socially conscious rock and roll vibe from some other trademark of ice cream... Well, it looks like I won't be walking to get ice cream this weekend. Let's end the ice cream boycott in Winter Hill.
Star Market: It ain't Whole Foods, but it get's er done.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Winter Hill Diary: A 3 star, 704 view youtube expression.
Umm... finding Winter Hill related video is harder than I thought. Suggestions?
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Looking at our evolving map of the Winter Hill terrain we can see that there are two bars within walking distance from TCOTU (the Center of the Universe). The first place you hit on the northwestern jaunt is On the Hill Tavern on the corner of Broadway and Medford, and Ye Olde Magoun's Saloon just around the corner on Medford.
We started our Friday night at On the Hill. The place was pretty packed, which makes sense given it's one of, apparently, only two bars in the area. The draws of this place are a) open till 2am, and b) $5 pitchers of Bud Light (well, not so much a draw, but an option). As you can see from their logo, On the Hill is 'sporty'. Monitors with some sort of ball hitting ritual displayed throughout the establishment. Drinks were had. We met friendly and not so friendly people. I think it could be a fun place, but it's way too bright inside for my tastes. So we headed out to Olde Magoun's.
From the few walk-bys I had done before, I was pretty sure that this was an old man smoking bar or something (maybe it was the olden tyme name), but it turns out that this place is pretty hip on the inside, and played ok music. And, like On the Hill, stays open till 2am. For some reason though, on Friday, there was no one there except a couple of softball teams. Maybe next time this will be the first stop.
Winter Hill Rulez map
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The first step to rapidly injecting new life into a slowly evolving neighborhood is to open a Starbucks. Sure, sure, corporate greed and all that, but c'mon. I need caffeine and the Dunkin' coffee tastes like burned plastic to me. Don't get me wrong, I dig the Boston Creme, but that isn't gonna go far to wake me up in the morning.
So, how do you get a Starbucks in your neighborhood? Well, although Dunkin' franchises:
if you want a Starbucks in your neighborhood, you have to 'request' that they open a store in your neighborhood, because they do not franchise. Or, you can keep dragging your butt over to the one in the middle of nowhere on Somerville Ave.
Please refer to the Contact Us section of our Web site to let us know of your interest for a new Starbucks store in your community"
So, that's the task for the Wintervillians today- contact Starbucks and let them know we want one. Let's see how long it takes.
PS: If you like Dunkin' coffee, we do have a few splendid ones right here in Winter Hill:
|1||709 McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA 02145, USA||617-628-3871||0.34 M/0.57 KM|
|2||220 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145, USA||617-623-9194||0.37 M/0.61 KM|
|3||498 Mystic Ave, Somerville, MA 02145, USA||--||0.47 M/0.78 KM|
|4||76 Middlesex Ave, Somerville, MA 02145, USA||617-623-5820||0.59 M/0.98 KM|
SOMERVILLE, MA 02145
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Let's start with the basics:
Winter Hill, Somerville, Massachusetts
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Winter Hill is a neighborhood in Somerville, Massachusetts. Located roughly north of Highland Avenue and west of the McGrath Highway, Winter Hill is home to a mix of restored homes and aluminium-sided fixer-uppers, replete with china gnomes and bath-tub Virgin Marys. Once known as the home base of Irish gangsters Whitey Bulger (currently on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list), James "Buddy" McLean, Howie Winter and the notorious Winter Hill Gang, Winter Hill is now, like much of the rest of Somerville, experiencing gentrification and a resulting rise in property values and rents. Despite these changes, the area continues to hang onto its neighborhood flavor and is home to a large community of Irish, Italians, Brazilians, Portuguese, Cape Verdeans, and other ethnic groups.
The Theater Coop, one of the Boston area's few new repertory live theaters, is located between Foss Park and the local supermarket. There is also a community pottery studio called Mudflat in East Somerville, adjacent to Winter Hill, and a collective of stained glass artists called Daniel Maher Stained Glass.
Winter Hill also has many old Somerville favorites such as The Paddock restaurant on Pearl Street, Mama Lisa's, Leone's, and Primo's pizza establishments, the Winter Hill Bakery, and Maria's Italian Cold Cuts. Soccer is a popular pastime, and it is not uncommon to see leagues complete with matching uniforms, as well as many of the new immigrants from Brazil and Latin America in shirts-against-skins games, playing in Foss park next to Interstate 93, at the base of Winter Hill. The park also has a large, colorful mural painted behind the public swimming pool.
A planned extension of the Green Line to the Winter Hill area is possible, specifically with stations at Medford Street (Gilman Square) and Lowell Street, though estimated completion has been pushed back to 2014 and no final path has been agreed upon. 
- ^ Chabot, Hillary, "MS-13 gang rape victim: I can't stay", Somerville Journal, Massachusetts, Thursday, January 30, 2003.
- ^ MBTA, Beyond Lechmere Planning
- Haskell, Albert L., Haskell's Historical Guide Book of Somerville, Massachusetts