Boston Review 35 Medford St, Somerville, MA02143 Founded in 1975, the Boston Review "combines commitments to public reason and literary imagination...putting…More politics and poetry on the same page." Writers are encouraged to submit non-fiction and book review essays as well as fiction and poetry. Publishing six times a year, the magazine "has always been an independent, nonprofit institution with support from individual donors and grants."
Rick's Painting Inc. 103 Grant St, Somerville, MA02145 Rick's Painting Inc. is a painting contractor serving residents in Somerville and the surrounding area. It offers…More interior and exterior painting of large and small residences. Call the number listed or see its website from more information.
Founded in 1967 with a "call to resist illegitimate authority" during the Vietnam War, this foundation is now located…More on Elm Street in Davis Square. Resist "is a progressive foundation that supports grassroots organizing for peace, economic, social and environmental justice, and provides political education for social change activism."
Resist has several hearty grants that are given out each year and it works to advise analogous grass roots organizations. Be sure to call ahead for an appointment.
Shade trees, a bounty of benches, and some creative play equipment for the kids can be found at this pretty urban…More oasis—for both people and dogs. While bipeds can walk the two gracefully designed paths lined by over 60 trees, dogs can run free in the adjacent off-leash play area. And if anyone get's thirsty, the water fountain has a spout higher up for humans and a water bowl for canines below.
Built in 2008 with the help of an Urban Self Help Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation Services, this park is a shining example of the City's recent efforts to green up Somerville. Though just about the size of one square block, you can plop down on a bench here and lose yourself in nature.
The park is named for former Somerville resident Edward L. Leathers, an Army Pfc. and WWII veteran.
Tranquil seating, flowering shrubs and a small stretch of grass for playing catch make this one-and-a-half-acre park…More a welcome neighborhood green patch—but it wasn't always so.
The park was once the site of the Somerville Junction train station. But after the Boston & Lowell Railroad abandoned the site in the 1930s, it turned into a dumping ground. When city officials surveyed the area in 2006, they found toxins, and urban debris (concrete, asphalt, and so on) piled up in layers up to 4 feet thick. Soon though, the park would be reclaimed.
Cambridge Health Alliance donated the $1 million parcel to the City. The City acquired an EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant as well as state and private funding, and then kicked in City funds to match. The site was cleared, soil was replaced and grass and trees were planted. Pretty plantings and benches were the finishing touch.
Today, all are welcome (including dogs) to quietly relax here. And when the nearby Green Line station goes in, the park will once again serve commuters: this time as a pretty neighborhood passageway to the new station.