WEEK IN REVEW: Davis Square Bank Robbery, Union Square Green Line News
Plus, Annie the dog was found, a shotgun incident involving a turtle, and more top news from this week.
Davis Square bank robbery
The Eastern Bank in Davis Square was robbed Friday morning. The suspect fled toward Porter Square. Police were searching for information about the suspect and released a photograph and description of him.
Union Square Green Line station agreement
The Green Line station in Union Square will be operational by 2017 if a memorandum of agreement between the city and state is adhered to. According to the agreement, the city will buy land in Union Square for the station, and the state will agree to make the station operational by early 2017 at the earliest.
Holland Street shotgun incident involved stolen pet turtle
We learned this week about an odd story that took place outside Davis Square. When a resident of a Holland Street apartment, near Davis Square, had his pet turtle taken, he allegedly stat on the porch with a shotgun and a handgun and waited for his neighbors—whom he blamed for taking the turtle—to return home.
The Paddock Restaurant closes
We learned this week that The Paddock Restaurant on Pearl Street closed in late July.
Union Square poised to get $18 million grant for new library
Union Square could be home to a new main branch of the Somerville Public Library. The city announced this week it was placed on the waiting list for an $18 million state grant for the project. You can learn more about what that means here.
Somerville Progressive Charter School tries again
Supporters of the proposed Somerville Progressive Charter School, which, earlier this year, failed to receive approval from the state, have applied again to open a school in Somerville.
Annie the dog found
Annie, a schnauzer mix who went missing in mid July and captured the interest of dog-lovers in Somerville, was found this week.