Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Kathleen Powers was kind enough to mention us in her Somerville Blog on wickedlocal.com. If you haven't already, you really should take a peek at what they are posting over there....
Monday, December 22, 2008
From The Phoenix:
Posted at 05:08 by Carly Carioli
We'll spare you the long history of the effort, by the awesome folks who own the Middle East, to turn the old Somerville Armory into an even awesomer community arts center called the Center for the Arts at the Armory: if you want to follow along at home, read some of these articles. Suffice it to say that the process is ramping up, with a full-blown benefit for the center being staged just down Highland Avenue from the Armory at the Somerville Theater. Mission of Burma -- who're managed by longtime Armory supporter Mark Kates -- will headline the January 24 show, with the Neighborhoods and Faces on Film. You can get tickets before everyone else by going here, or you can wait until Saturday and get them through the usual channels. And just in case you doubt that Burma throws a good benefit, here's some video evidence from the last benefit they threw -- Burma for Burma -- and a bonus track from Faces on Film, recorded earlier this year at the Middle East.Read more..
Friday, December 19, 2008
Winter Hill, MA Weather Report
Saturday, December 13, 2008
A little research on my part led to some close-ish to Winter Hill establishments that might be of interest. Some that were previously not on my radar. I'm not endorsing any of these places, but they all seem to have decent yelp ratings. Here's the list for now:
Lil Vinny's Ristorante
Wang's Fast Food
Olde Magoun's Saloon
Ha, next we'll try to post about Winter Hill nightlife.
UPDATE: apparently Bread & Co. opened today. See this link for an early review.
Old news, but of Winter Hill interest:
The City has developed a preliminary plan for a streetscape and roadway improvement project for Broadway, between McGrath Highway and the City Line near Sullivan Square. Since this past winter the City has worked in conjunction with East Somerville Main Streets, and East Somerville residents and business owners to come up with a pedestrian-friendly, multi-modal, transit-oriented street that encourages people to walk, bike and gather along East Somerville's central business corridor."
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Visit Lyndell's for a free cupcake today. And buy a pie while you're down there. WHR is of the mind that any and all 121 year old businesses in the area are worthy of our continued patronage. Particularly so when their product is so so delicious.
*Technically our accompanying photo is muffins not cupcakes. Please to forgive.
**I've been informed I should have given props (and/or stolen a photo from) to the kinda-Boston-based Broccoli is for Lovers.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
tasty food in/near Winter Hill?
I'm seeing a play tonight at the Theater Cooporative on Broadway in Somerville, which is in Winter Hill. I know about Vinney's on Bwy further down, and Wang's much further up. Any other good food suggestions for that area? I'd prefer to spend under $15 for an entree. Thanks.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
If you are not familiar with the video game Big Buck Hunter and it's various forms you may want to acquaint yourself and prepare for the next tournament season. Where best to do this? You'll be happy to know that there is a Big Buck Hunter system right here in Winter Hill at the Olde Magoun's Saloon.
And don't worry, if you are considerate and take the time to explain that they are not *real* animals, even your more sensitive friends might join you for a hunt after a few drinks.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Mon Nov 17, 2008, 01:36 PM EST
Somerville - In an effort to make sure that every child has a warm coat this winter, students at the Kennedy Elementary School, Albert F. Argenziano School, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, Arthus D. Healy School, Winter Hill Community School, West Somerville Neighborhood school and Benjamin G. Brown School in Somerville are doing their part to help those most in need by participating in Anton's Cleaners 14th annual Coats for Kids drive, which kicked-off Oct. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2008.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Views of East Somerville (the exhibit) to open Nov. 20
By Jeffrey Grover
Sat Nov 01, 2008, 12:05 PM EDT
Somerville - The East Somerville Main Streets photo exhibition, "Interpreting East Somerville." will open Nov. 20.
Working with East Somerville Main Streets, artis
t Christopher Poteet solicited photos from photographers great and small, seeking their views of East Somerville.
The subjects are street scenes, people scenes, odd architectural features, landmarks, broadway shops, yard ornaments, interesting angles on common things and even the space shuttle flying over East Somerville.Read more...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
|Excerpted from the Somerville News|
11/5/2008 6:01:00 AM
Jimmy Del Ponte
On The Silly Side
This week's column was a breeze to write - a gentleman who reads my ramblings every week sent me an email about growing up on Winter Hill. I asked him if I could share his memoirs with the readers here and he said yes. This is basically his story - as he told it to me. I guess you could call this week's column "On The Hilly Side."
He's not the kid whose mother hung out the window and yelled "Anthony..." on Wednesday afternoon in the North End; however, this Anthony has a lot of stories to tell about his childhood in the 'Ville.
He went to the Arthur D. Healey School and then Northeastern Junior High School - which was condemned at the time, but still operated as a learning institution. Anthony then graduated from Somerville High School in 1981.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Edward W. Gordon and the Victorian Society of New England is having a walking tour of Winter Hill and Magoun Square.
PLEASE join us as we explore two of Somerville’s most interesting neighborhoods. While Winter Hill was host to Somerville gentry beginning in the 1880s, the Hinckley / Magoun neighborhood was the home of hard working families who toiled as laborers, teamsters, Boston & Maine Railroad employees and the like—families who built up the neighborhood in three stages during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Curtatone: Somerville is in good shape
By Auditi Guha
Mon Oct 20, 2008, 08:34 PM EDT
"Looking at the economic crises facing the nation and the cuts being made by Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Joe Curtatone is confident that Somerville is in a much better shape than many other cities and towns in the Commonwealth."
Saturday, October 18, 2008
"The Winter Hill Community School wins silver in the Healthier US Schools Challenge.
The Healthier US Schools Challenge is a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-sponsored program to improve food services, nutrition education, physical education and physical activities to schools."
Monday, October 13, 2008
From the menu on this site, it looks like mostly Brazilian pastries and sandwiches, but the signage on the building mentioned "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner," so perhaps they are expanding their fare in this location. I would be psyched to have a real breakfast place within a stone's throw of my house (no offense to the Neighborhood and the Ball Sq., but they are a sliiiight hike).
Sunday, October 12, 2008
For more info: Question 1; Question 2 (and earlier discussion); Question 3 (thank you, teele_sq!)
Poll #1276472 2008 Mass. State Election Questions
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All
Question 1 - Repeal state income tax
Question 2 - Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana
Question 3 - Ban dog racing