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.