Sunday, May 29, 2011

Winter Hill's Tin Thistles have a new EP coming on 6/26

From Tin Thistles Facebook page:

"Boston’s own Tin Thistles have somehow found a way to combine elements of Oi! and folk music into a rambunctious-yet-rootsy blend that’ll get your boot stomping and your beer spilling all over the place as you can’t help but throw a fist into the air."

The good news is that they will be releasing a new EP, We Were Promised Better, on June 26th.
The even better news is you don't have to wait to get a taste. A preview of 'Accidents Happen' awaits you right now, online. It's a rocker, in the good way:

They've got a couple of shows coming up too, so you can go out and show your love for your neighbors :)
2 upcoming shows/events

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Help shape the future of Magoun Square this Wednesday night, 5/25/2011 6:00 PM.

From, by

Magoun Square tops the agenda for the upcoming Housing and Community Development Committee scheduled for Wednesday May 25th at 6pm, being held in the second floor committee room of City Hall.

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Photo borrowed from Gig Harmon's flickr photostream.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Christine Barber for Ward 4 Alderman Campaign Kick-off Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, 6:00-8:00pm



Come meet Christine and help her kick off her campaign!
Wednesday, May 18, 6:00-8:00pm
The Paddock, 249 Pearl Street, Somerville

RSVP here. E-mail any questions to

Image borrowed from here.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Carnaval@SomerStreets Comes to Broadway on Sunday June 5th from 12-4pm!

Carnaval@SomerStreets is coming to Broadway from East Somerville up to Temple Street on Sunday June 5th from noon until 4pm. Please mark your calendars and please help spread the word about this event by reposting this announcement and emailing to anyone who might be interested in attending.

SomerStreets is an initiative by the City of Somerville and its partners to close the streets to cars and open them to activity. On June 5th from 12-4pm, Broadway will be blocked off from Sullivan Square to Temple Street (Star Market) to make room for dancing, cycling, skating and fun!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Somerville named bicycle friendly community

From The Somerville News

City given bronze-level recognition by the League of American Bicyclists

With plans under way to expand its network of streets marked for bicycling and to extend the Community Path, Somerville has been named a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the Washington, D.C.-based League of American Bicyclists. Somerville joins a host of other cities receiving this level of recognition for its efforts to promote bicycling, including Kansas City, Mo.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Northampton, Mass.

Somerville added 10 miles of streets marked for bicycling last year and will add another 11 this year, making it approximately a 30-mile bicycle network inside a city of 4.1 square miles.

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