Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

East Somerville Main Streets: Evening for Community

Thanks to East Somerville Main Streets for hosting their 'Evening for Community' tonight, and for all the work that they do to make life better up and down the Broadway corridor. The evening was full of great discussion to spur ideas for ESMS activites and projects for 2011. Look for more details from them soon, and get involved!

UPCOMING: December 7th: Special Holiday First Tuesdays & Fundraiser. Join old neighbors and new friends, while enjoying snacks, playing trivia, and celebrating the holidays at Casey's Bar! $10 per person All proceeds benefit ESMS, Sponsored by Casey's Bar.
December 7th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Casey's Bar - 173 BroadwayHOLIDAY TRIVIA begins at 7:00pm!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday: Go local, go PLAID.

A plea for local commerce this Black Friday from Somerville Local First:

Let’s Make it Plaid Friday This Year
By Laury Hammel and Stacy Mitchell
For many Americans, Black Friday has come to epitomize all that’s gone wrong with this season of gift-giving and the long hours we’ll spend in the coming weeks negotiating traffic jams, crowds, and the endless aisles of big-box stores. That’s why we propose that New Englanders take a new approach to holiday shopping this year. Let’s use this special time to slow down and really savor the places where we live: our public squares and historic buildings, our sense of community, and the rich variety of locally owned stores and restaurants that contribute so much to the flavor and spirit of our region.

Read more.

Plaid shirts at Highland Kitchen.

Photo from ecker power's flickr photostream.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shout-out to Leone's on Somerville Patch!

Somerville Patch has been doing great work cataloging the local Somerville ether. We look forward to hearing more about Winter Hill from Katie Lannigan. Here is a snippit from her recent column on Leone's:

Leone's Subs & Pizza
, on Broadway in Winter Hill, with its signature meatball subs, square slices and neon sign, has been a staple of the neighborhood for over a half-century.


Photo by Katie Lannigan from Somerville Patch.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pizza and Football in Winter Hill

A relevant snippet from Somerville Patch:
Prima Pizza filed for an entertainment license to install one television to play football games.


The board unanimously approved the entertainment license, and wished Mr. Prima luck with his business.

Pizza time.

Diversity in Somerville

An addendum to the new Somerville Vision Statement provided by Lorie Reilly at Somerville Voices. It's great to see the City and the people of this city interact in a progressive and thoughtful way:


It’s interesting to me that the meaning of “diversity” has become focused around race and ethnicity. Obviously there are many other ways in which people can diverge from each other: religion, politics, physical abilities, family history, economic status, age, sexual orientation, and more. When my former employer’s human resource managers talked about seeking workforce diversity, I don’t think they meant they were actively recruiting more Jews, paraplegics, Catholics, or 60-year-old gay men — all of which were also under-represented on the company’s staff.



Diversity Cupcakes, from clevercupcakes flickr photostream.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Let's hear it for Math! In Somerville!

From Somerville Mathematics:

Welcome to Somerville Mathematics, a blog devoted to exciting mathematical things happening in Somerville MA. I am the founder of The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an affiliate of Dollars for Scholars The Math Fund was chartered to celebrate and encourage mathematics achievement in Somerville. I find that there are many other interesting things happening mathematically in Somerville and I hope on this blog to have others share what they are doing. So please contact me at if you would like to contribute an article. Erica
Chris Devers notes someone's complex mathematical achievement in the bathroom at Redbones.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Please help: Lost Winter Hill Shih Tzu

From Somerville Blog:

by Auditi Guha

Animal Control Officer April Terrio has sent out an alert about a missing Shih Tzu in Somerville.
Precious is a 5-year-old female who lives in Winter Hill. She was last seen at 7 p.m. on front porch of 10 Sycamore Terrace. She is mostly white, with small amount of brown and wears a silver choke chain. She is a familiar fixture in her neighborhood and her owner is very distraught.

If you see her please contact April at 617-625-6600 ext 2190.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Somerville Blog skipping right past the 2010s to the 2012 elections: Capuano for Senate?

From by Andy Metzger:


Congressman Michael Capuano, D-Somerville, hasn’t ruled out another crack at the seat once held by Ted Kennedy. A Winter Hill resident, Capuano was the mayor of Somerville, during the 1990s.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

De-paving Winter Hill

From By Marion Davis:

Striking a blow for a softer, greener world
The ‘de-paving’ movement comes to Somerville


It was a small victory, but combined with dozens like it, that ceremonial smash helped reclaim about 400 square feet of green space in a backyard in Somerville, a city that is 77 percent paved over. A few blocks away, behind another Winter Hill house, volunteers cleared about 200 square feet of asphalt.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Winter Hill in Photographique: Top of the Hill

A great Day In Somerville: Viva la Vinal; Urban Country Fair

Send the summer out with a bang:

Two events for great music and great fun today (9/18/10):

Viva la Vinal goes from noon till 9pm, and has a bunch of spectacular bands playing:

FossFest favorites, They Will Hate Us playing at 7:15pm.

And directly in Union Square will be the Urban Country Fair from 3-7pm.

FossFest favorites, The Pretty Pennies playing at 3:30pm.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Somerville Single Stream Recycling Pilot


Meetings: Somerville Single Stream Recycling Pilot

View Somerville Single Stream Recycling Pilot in a larger map

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 5 Alderman Sean T. O’Donovan and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Environment, would like to invite all interested parties to a series of community meetings focusing on the implementation of the Single Stream Recycling pilot program in a section of Ward 5 (see map above) beginning on October 6th. The meetings will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 25th at 11:00 am, in the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 3rd floor community room located at 259 Lowell Street.

Somerville Recycles, from BradKellyPhoto's flick photostream.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Olde Magoun's Groupon

Gah, so lax today! You've only got 90 minutes left for this $10 for $20 Groupon from Olde Magoun's Saloon! A good place for tasty beer & fries & big buck hunter.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Star Market Debate Flares Up Again

Can the Star Market hullabaloo count as excitement for our little corner of town? Whatever happens there, I say yes.

Excerpted from after tip off from Your Winter Hill:

Letter: Former Star Market site not feasible for new supermarket

By AJ Dellicicchi
Wicked Local Somerville
Posted Aug 20, 2010 @ 03:27 PM
Somerville —
As someone who lives next to the property that everyone is talking about – the former Star Market – I feel like there is an element of common sense that is missing from every meeting I’ve attended. I’m inclined to believe that people are being unrealistic in their expectations of what can be done with the parcel in question because either they have never been to the area or don’t frequent it enough to know what they are talking about.

'Don't Hate, Debate' from hive's flickr photostream.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Winter Hill has a Posse!

Welcome to the new Safe Digression spinoff, Your Winter Hill, 'a community blog for people to share media, links, thoughts and other content about our neighborhood'. Now get in there and submit something.

Maybe I'll submit this now. Kind of like an infinity mirror.

Photo credit to 16 Miles of String