Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) 55 Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA02145 The Office of Sustainability and Environment's main goal is to improve and reduce Somerville's environmental…More footprint, while striving to develop cost-effective and practical strategies for doing so. It is committed to reducing the City's energy costs and promoting environmentally sound government policies. Their web page is a valuable resource for a wide range of issues, from proper disposal of chemicals and dangerous household items to ordering recycling bins.
Dollar Tree 14 McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA02143 Take kids into the toy aisle at Dollar Tree and say "pick out any toy you want." No matter what, it will only…More cost a dollar or less. The whole idea behind Dollar Tree is to provide a place for the entire family to have some fun while shopping for bargains. Customers will find housewares, cleaning supplies, candy, snacks, health and beauty products, toys, gifts, party supplies, stationery, craft supplies, teaching supplies, books and much more. Everything at Dollar Tree costs one dollar and sometimes, even less.
April Hair Cutting 35 Holland St, Somerville, MA02144 Easily accessible by bus or train, this unpretentious Davis Square salon provides all of the important basics. April…More Hair Cutting offers haircuts, styling and color, as well as body waxing, all at a reasonable cost. With the staff's attention to detail, customers are sure to leave satisfied.
Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) 337 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 The Somerville Community Corporation focuses on maintaining the affordability of housing in Somerville by building…More low-cost housing and preserving Somerville's historic building for residential use. Founded in 1969, the SCC also offers financial education and counseling to allow residents to make the best choice for their housing needs. SCC also assists in community organizing and supporting Somerville's immigrant communities.
Taylor Rentals 352 McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA02143 If you find yourself tasked with getting a job done that requires special equipment, chances are you will find what you…More need at Taylor Rentals. Choose from construction equipment, floor care, lawn and garden, painting, and decorating supplies and plumbing equipment to get the job done at a reasonable cost. It will even help you with advice on hiring contractors or planning the perfect party.
Established in 1900 at the peak of Somerville's turn-of-the-century population boom, Lincoln Park is one of the…More city's oldest public green spaces. It's also one of the largest. Today, the spacious grounds offer newly upgraded soccer/football fields, several basketball courts and two baseball diamonds, as well as plenty of benches, shade trees and a well-equipped playground.
This venerable park is held so dearly in the hearts of many long-time residents that it has its own Facebook page for reminiscing.
Fun fact: When it was built in 1900, it cost just $15,000 to create the park.
Pizza Palace 222 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Making all of its dough and sauces in-house, Pizza Palace goes through more than two gallons of its secret house…More dressing a day (Try the special grilled chicken marinated in it.). Owned and operated by longtime Somerville resident Cyndie Fennino, who greets patrons personally with a huge smile, the kitchen and grill is run by local brothers Joe and Nick, all of whom are proud Somerville High graduates. Featuring Greek-style pizza, submarine sandwiches and salads, with most items costing under $10, it's easy to see why this friendly, cozy parlor subsists on a large amount of repeat business.
Diaper Lab 201 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 This sweet little store is a one-stop shop when it comes to cloth diapering. Its fuchsia and bright green polka-dotted…More walls are lined with a wide selection of cloth diaper options, to suit the needs of any family interested in this eco-friendly alternative to disposables. Owner Salina Gonzales Frazier explains that each family chooses cloth diapering for different reasons: "For some, it's a concern for their baby's health, or the environment; for others, it is a way to cut costs." For those considering cloth diapering, Diaper Lab offers an experiment-to-own program: $35 will get you everything you need to try it out for a two-week period.
Red Line Real Estate 175 Elm St, Somerville, MA02144 Red Line Real Estate is one of several businesses located within 175 Elm Street, and specializes in apartment rentals in…More Somerville, Cambridge and Arlington. Broker John W. Lowenstein is the owner and primary real estate agent of the company. He also offers cost-free advertising, credit checks and reference checks for landlords. The office has no set hours, and those looking for apartments are encouraged to call at any time and leave a detailed message describing what kind of apartment rental they need. Prospective tenants can also contact Lowenstein by filling out a profile questionnaire on his Web site.
Zipcar Highland Ave & Central St, Somerville, MA02143
Zipcar brought car sharing to Cambridge about 11 years ago and has since become the global market leader. Zipcar owns…More cars and respective parking spaces; you join, you reserve the car, you drive it, then you return it. The company has grown, in part, because its mission is about sustainability - fewer cars on the road for less time, less fuel emission permeating our air.
Additionally, Zipcar has won numerous awards and has its own iPhone app. The company has found a huge customer-base in crowded city environments where parking is a costly hassle. Car sharing forces people to think twice about when it's really necessary to use a car. Somerville is home to over a dozen Zipcars, parked throughout the city. The company has cars in 32 states, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Flatbread Company has ten wood-fired pizza spots in New England, but its Somerville location is the only one that…More also offers bowling while you eat. The restaurant/bowling alley caters to a diverse crowd, including those looking for a unique date night. It is also a popular destination for families with young children who have no problems handling the smaller, candlepin bowling balls. A bar serving beer and wine is available for the grown-ups.
All of Flatbread Company's delicious, organic pizzas are wood-fired and contain local ingredients. There are also lots of options for those with dietary needs, including gluten-free hard cider and desserts. Pizzas start at $7.50 and bowling costs $3 per person per game.