Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

East Somerville Main Streets launches "Savoring East Somerville" cookbook project

This is pretty awesome:


Posted Jul 17, 2009 @ 05:05 PM
Last update Jul 22, 2009 @ 11:04 AM

Somerville —

If you fancy yourself a good cook and have secret recipes up your sleeve, now’s the time to share. Who knows, maybe you can make it big – at least in East Somerville.

East Somerville Main Streets is gathering recipes for ‘Savoring East Somerville: A Taste Based Guide to the Neighborhood’ – a collaborative publication authored by East Somervillians that aims to capture the unique and vibrant character of East Somerville. Given the diversity of the neighborhood, that could include anything from African injira to Haitian patties.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Somerville Cares About Prevention

From: The Somerville News:

For the sixth consecutive year, Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will partner with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Department to host the local celebration of the National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th starting at 5 pm at Foss Park - activities will begin at 5 pm with youth activity tables and an obstacle course sponsored by the Somerville Recreation Department. Also, the Somerville Police Department will be on site with Child ID kits to engage youth and families. At 6:30 pm, the State Police K-9 Unit will conduct a presentation followed by a performance by the 2009 Somerville Sunsetters at 7:30 pm.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Aye carumba: Somerville to implement new parking meter hours, costs starting Monday

By Auditi Guha from Wicked Local Somerville:

Somerville —

Like it or not, folks will soon have to chip in four quarters for an hour’s worth of parking at meters across Somerville. Meters will also run an extra two hours until 8 p.m.

Business owners are not happy and believe these increases will hurt their businesses.


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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Taco Loco, East Somerville

It strikes me that some may not be aware of this establishment, and should be.


Taco Loco

based on 44 reviews

Category: Mexican

44 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-3830
  • Nearest Transit:

    Sullivan Square (Orange)

  • Price Range: $
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Parking: Street
  • Attire: Casual
  • Good for Groups: No
  • Good for Kids: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: No
  • Delivery: No
  • Take-out: Yes
  • Waiter Service: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Outdoor Seating: No
  • Good for: Dinner
  • Alcohol: None
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"…seasoned chicken to the perfect proportions of sour cream and pico de gallo…" (in 5 reviews)
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"Taco Loco serves, by far, the most enormous burritos I've ever seen." (in 13 reviews)
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"…pico de gallo, thick sliced onions and sour cream went down oh so easy…" (in 4 reviews)
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Somerville Named 'All American City'

A little late on this..

From The City of Somerville:

June 19, 2009

The National Civic League announced tonight that the City of Somerville is one of ten winners of the 2009 All America City (AAC) Awards. Somerville was one of the 30 cities selected from thousands of entrants across the nation to vie for the title in Tampa. The award, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, is the best known and most competitive civic awards program in the United States, and this is the second win for Somerville, which received its first title in 1972. A 40-member delegation including representatives of the business community, local non-profit organizations, youth groups , city government and residents presented Somerville’s qualifications for the award to a jury of national experts in a series of three-day events that culminated in a 10-minute skit on the city’s efforts to support and prepare for the Green Line Extension Project.


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