WEEK IN REVIEW: Another Davis Square Bank Robbery, West Nile Virus

Plus, police respond to break-ins, a new restaurant closes, a $1 million EPA grant, charitable giving in Somerville and Somerville Readers' Choice winners.

The in Davis Square was robbed Wednesday afternoon, and police were seeking information about the suspect.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health raised the threat level for West Nile Virus in Somerville to high after a second person, a Cambridge resident, was hospitalized with a confirmed infection. 

A surge in break-ins in the eastern part of the city seems to have diminished, at least momentarily, after police made two arrests and executed a search warrant in Charlestown.

A new Union Square barbecue restaurant, the Bearded Pig, citing an inability to find a new location for its smoker, closed down about three weeks after it opened.

Somerville received a $1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up contaminants at the former Kiley Barrel site in Union Square. The site is slated for major development in upcoming years and is near the proposed Union Square Green Line stop.

Not as charitable as Boston, Cambridge or the United States as a whole, according to data released by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, which ranked communities across the country based on their charitable giving.

Earlier in the summer readers nominated their favorite businesses in Somerville. After the nominations were in, readers voted for the best. The results of Readers' Choice polls are in. .


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