WEEK IN REVIEW: Handguns, Armory Debate, Primary Results and Fires
Top stories from Somerville this week.
Car fire on I-93
A car rolled over and caught fire Sept. 1 on Interstate 93 northbound in Somerville. As a result, the highway was shut down for 15 minutes as emergency workers extricated the 49-year-old unlicensed driver.
Labor Day fire in West Somerville
A fire at a two-story home in West Somerville displaced five people on Labor Day, including a family of four. The fire caused about $300,000 in damage.
Police discover eight handguns in traffic stop
After pulling over a car in a routine traffic stop on Sept. 1, Somerville police discovered eight handguns in the car. Three men, including an 18-year-old Somerville resident, were arrested.
Neighbors balk at Armory's push for extended hours
The Center for Arts at the Armory is "at the edge" financially, according to a lawyer for the arts center. As a result, it's seeking to extend its hours, increase its occupancy and make some other changes to the way it operates. At a public hearing Wednesday, some neighbors said the Armory causes disturbances in the neighborhood, such as loud parties and parking headaches.
Provost and Curtatone win
In Thursday's primary, State Rep. Denise Provost defeated her Democratic challenger, Harry Kortikere. Meanwhile, with results from 99 percent of the district's precincts, Maria Curtatone appeared to win the primary for South Middlesex register of deeds.