WEEK IN REVEW: Home Sales Up, Hubway Coming
Also, news from Somerville's top sports teams, a restaurant change in Powder House Square, the story of a missing dog, and other top stories from this week.
Boston Militia season ends in Chicago
The Boston Militia, two-time national champions of the Women's Football Alliance, did not make it through to the championship game this year. On July 21, the Somerville-based team fell to the Chicago Force 35-34 at a playoff game played in Chicago.
Boston Breakers win regular season title
Meanwhile, the Boston Breakers, a top women's soccer team that plays home games at Somerville's Dilboy Stadium, won the regular season title in the Women's Premier League Elite division. With a record of 11-3-0, the Breakers had their most successful regular season in franchise history.
Home sales up in Somerville in first half of year
This week The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, released Massachusetts home sales figures for the first half of the year, and home sales in Somerville were up 58.8 percent as compared to the first six months of 2011.
Middlesex County deputy sheriff died from self-inflicted gunshot
A Middlesex County deputy sheriff who was found dead Wednesday after an early-morning, single-car crash in Billerica died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, according to media reports.
Story of Annie, a missing dog
Annie, a schnauzer mix who went missing in Somerville earlier this month, is still on the run. It's not the first time Annie has been on her own. Her owner, a Needham resident, said Annie once escaped from a bad adoption situation and lived in the woods for 30 days. Her owner thinks Annie is hungry by now and may show herself soon. If you see her, call (617) 877-5774.
East Asia Restaurant closes, "fusion test kitchen" moving in
One of Somerville's favorite Asian takeout spots, East Asia Restaurant in Powder House Square, has closed. But a new restaurant, DooWee & Rice, is moving in. On the restaurant's website, the owner of the new place said it would open in late August and would be a "small fusion test kitchen."
Hubway begins installation in early August
Somerville's first Hubway bike sharing stations—at least three of them—will be installed in early August, we learned this week. It's not known when all 12 stations will be installed.
Somerville Patch began taking a look at some historic homes in the city. We learned about a home on top of Prospect Hill that has a turret and a murder story. We also learned about a Davis Square house that was fixed up by a couple who bought it in 1969.