Somerville was battered by Hurricane Sandy Monday. The storm uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, caused flooding and led to isolated power outages. It caused significant damage to the Somerville High School roof; the roof of City Hall also experienced damage. Some people were evacuated from their homes when an uprooted tree threatened a gas line, and the roof blew off a home in East Somerville.
Union Square bank robbery
The Citizens Bank in Union Square was robbed Tuesday, the day after Hurricane Sandy. It was the second time the bank was robbed in about two weeks. Police were searching for the suspect.
26th Middlesex Debate
Candidates for state representative in the 26th Middlesex District—State Rep. Timothy Toomey, Republican Thomas Vasconcelos and Progressive Independent Mike Connolly—debated for the second time Tuesday. They spent a significant amount of time discussing campaign finances.
Despite the storm, Somerville carried on with Halloween. Patch is running a national Halloween contest, with the chance to win $5,000. Learn more here.
Daddy Jones opens in Magoun Square
Daddy Jones opened Thursday in Magoun Square in the space formerly occupied by Lil' Vinny's.
Johnnie's Foodmaster in West Somerville is closing
A week after it was announced the Johnnie's Foodmaster on Beacon Street was slated to become a Whole Foods, we learned the one in West Somerville is closing, too.
Is there an election happening soon?
Yes, it's almost election day. Learn more about the candidates, campaigns and issues in Somerville with our election guide.