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Sexual Assaults, Union Square Development Top Stories From This Week

A look at top stories from Somerville during the past week.

This sketch depicts the possible suspect in a series of sexual assaults that have occurred around Union and Porter squares. Credit: Somerville Police Department
This sketch depicts the possible suspect in a series of sexual assaults that have occurred around Union and Porter squares. Credit: Somerville Police Department
Somerville Police Warn of Sexual Assaults, Release Sketch of Suspect
The Somerville Police Department warned residents of three recent sexual assaults that took place near Union and Porter squares. Police released a sketch of a suspect who could have committed one or more of the assaults.

Assembly Row and Maxwell's Green Developers Eye Union Square Prize

Some big real estate developers familiar to Somerville residents are potential bidders to become the "master developer" for Union Square.

Inside Somerville's Green-Tech Incubator
We took a look at Somerville's Greentown Labs, which is home to 37 startup companies and an anchor to a growing innovation district in the city.

Dramatic Courtroom Session Tackles Dog Euthanasia Case
The fate of Rocco, a Somerville dog sentenced to be euthanized for biting a man, is being determined in Somerville District Court. A lengthy court session, like a mini trial, was held on Wednesday.

19 People Who Will Help Shape Union Square's Future
The city named 19 people to an advisory committee that will influence the future of Union Square as real estate development, roadway improvements and the Green Line Extension become realities.

Tufts Moves Forward with Powder House School Plans
Tufts University and the city of Somerville hosted a meeting Monday to plan the redevelopment of the Powder House Community School site near Teele Square.

Somerville Makes WGBH's 'High School Quiz Show' For Third Straight Year
The Somerville High School quiz team, for the third straight year, was one of the top 16 teams in the state. It will compete later this month in WGHB's "High School Quiz Show."

SJC Ruling Exhumes Gruesome Somerville Murder Case
An 18-year-old Somerville murder case has been brought back into the headlines after recent high-court rulings mean the killer could face parole.

Pothole Reports Jump During First Week of January
Cold weather, snow and temperature fluctuations seen early this year seem to have led to an increase in pothole reports in Somerville.

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