WEEK IN REVIEW: 'Improper Bostonian' Gives Somerville Some Love
Also, Somerville Local First gets a new director, and a look at a political candidate, cyclists and a championship Little League team.
Somerville wins 16 Improper Bostonian
Improper Bostonian, a glossy lifestyle magazine distributed for free throughout the Boston area, released its "Boston's Best 2012" issue this week, and Somerville walked away with wins in 16 categories. Among them, Somerville is home to the best breakfast, best "hot spot" and best vintage clothing store.
Somerville's Pan-Mass Challenge riders
The Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, which takes place in early August, is a massive fundraising bike-a-thon that raises money for cancer research and patient care. About 5500 bicyclists ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge, and this year 38 cyclists from Somerville will be participating. Bikers must raise between $500 and $4300 to ride in the event.
Somerville Little League city champs
Somerville Patch took a look this week at the Somerville Little League city champions, the Boston Closet Tigers, who won their second straight championship in the "majors," which is for 10-, 11- and 12-year olds. The Tigers won after a tight three-game series with the Dodgers, including an epic game two that took place over the course of two days.
Thomas Vasconcelos, a Republican for state representative
This week we took a look at Somerville native Thomas Vasconcelos, 25, who is running as a Republican for the Massachusetts House of Representatives seat occupied by Timothy Toomey.
Somerville Local First gets new director
Somerville Local First, a group that promotes locally owned businesses in the city, named a new executive director this week. Kat Rutkin, who previously worked in Brooklyn, will replace Joe Grafton as the organization's head.