Sityodtong Muay Thai & MMA Academy 100 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 This mixed martial arts Mecca offers a wide range of fighting styles, from American Boxing to Pilipino Kali Escrima.…More Open since 1996, basic self defense classes and physical fitness gambits are on offer as well. Men and women, professional and amateur alike train here, but the atmosphere is definitely serious; this is not an aerobics studio.
Princess Beauty Salon 364 Mystic Ave, Somerville, MA02145 This small beauty salon and supply shop is literally stuffed to the gills with make-ups, wigs, weaves, and hair…More products. Teetering isles climb very nearly to the ceiling, stacked high with products catering to the local Haitian and Brazilian communities. In the back, two barber's chairs hold customers deep in conversation, fighting the din of a TV in Creole. Weaves, perms and color are the specialty of the hair stylists here. Creole, French and English are spoken here.
Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS) 66 Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 The Community Action Agency of Somerville, or CAAS, works to fight poverty through its Advocacy and Head Start programs.…More CAAS provides services ranging from eviction prevention and tenant rights and gender discrimination counseling to medical-legal advocacy, public benefit access and case management. CAAS also serves over 350 children in Cambridge and Somerville, ages three to five, and their families, with its Head Start Program, offering health, education, nutritional and social services.
Centro Presente 17 Innerbelt Rd, Somerville, MA02143 Centro Presente is an organization committed to fostering community development, civic engagement and self-sufficiency…More for the Central and South American immigrant population of Massachusetts. Through various campaigns and programs, Centro Presente fights for immigrant and worker's rights and economic and social justice. Centro Presente also offers adult education and youth programs, as well as legal services. Its offices are located on Inner Belt Road off Washington Street, just a few blocks from the Sullivan Square MBTA station. Visit cpresente.org for more information on the organization and their activities.
Jerry's Underground 19 Tufts St, Somerville, MA02145 Jerry's Underground ispart open-air up-market salon, part game preserve, and part garden party. Featured in USA…More Today and several other news sources, this hair salon also has a National Wildlife Certification protecting the various birds that flutter around the attached (and immaculate) garden. The salon itself has Italian tile and luxe seating; huge folding glass doors can be crimped into the corners on nice days allowing the salon to spill out into the bird-and-flower-filled courtyard. With 40 years of salon experience, owner Jerry was once known as the "Rocky Balboa of hairstyling" back when he was the only one-man shop in Harvard Square, fighting against the larger franchise operations. The atmosphere is relaxed at Underground, which is also attached to the owner's home. Famous, skilled and having fun with life, a more enthusiastic business owner is hard to find in Somerville.