Davis Square MBTA Station College Ave & Elm St, Somerville, MA02144 Located in the heart of Davis Square, in downtown Somerville, this Red Line Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority…More (MBTA) stop offers nearby bus stops and one-way trips to South Station in downtown Boston.
Somerville OSPCD Transportation and Infrastructure Division 93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Whether you drive, bike, use the MBTA or walk, this division is working to make it easier and safer for you to move…More about the city. They oversee transit projects such as the Green Line extension and the proposed extension of the Community Path. Their Safe-Start and Shape Up Somerville programs place particular emphasis on pedestrian and cyclist needs, including improving sidewalk curb cuts and pedestrian crossings as well as adding bike lanes to City roadways.
Founded in 1870, The Somerville Journal is a weekly newspaper serving the city of Somerville. A print…More edition is published on Thursdays and is available both for purchase in town or via home delivery. An online version, Wicked Local Somerville, is updated on an ongoing basis.
The paper is owned by GateHouse Media Inc., which publishes over 300 papers in 20 states. Print circulation is reported at more than 6,000. Their editorial offices are located next to the Davis Square MBTA station on Holland St.
Sullivan Square Station 1 Cambridge St, Charlestown, MA02129 Sullivan Station serves the MBTA's Orange Line and functions as the hub of several bus lines. On a week day, the…More station's 222 parking spaces fill up quickly. Additional paid lots are located nearby and short-term street parking is also available. The following bus routes start, terminate or pass through the station: 86, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 101, 104, 105, 109 and CT2.
United Auto Repair & Americar Auto Rental 64 Joy St, Somerville, MA02143 United Auto Repair & Americar Auto Rental offers the dual services of auto repair and auto rental. Founded in 1984,…More the shop provides a full range of automotive services and repairs on cars and trucks, both foreign and domestic. The rental branch, operating out of the same office, offers free customer pickup from local MBTA stations and has vehicles for lease as well. The multicultural staff speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and Creole.
Founded in 1846, The Cambridge Chronicle holds the distinction of being the oldest weekly newspaper in the…More United States that is still publishing. Though its editorial offices are located in Somerville, next to the Davis Square MBTA station on Holland St., the paper serves the city of Cambridge.
A print edition is published weekly on Thursdays and is available both for purchase in town or via home delivery. Their online version, Wicked Local Cambridge, is updated daily. The paper is owned by GateHouse Media Inc., which publishes over 300 papers in 20 states. Print circulation is approximately 7,500.
Somerville Homeless Coalition 1 Davis Sq, Somerville, MA02144 The Somerville Homeless Coalition is a private nonprofit organization tackling homelessness and hunger in Somerville and…More the surrounding communities. Started in 1985 as a community response to homelessness following the extension of the MBTA Red Line to Davis Square, the coalition first began with a six-bed shelter at a College Avenue church. More thana quarter century later, the Somerville Homeless Coalition has grown from six to 16 shelter beds, teamed up with one of the oldest food pantries in New England — Project SOUP — and now provides subsidized housing, case management and other services to more than 250 families and individuals. The coalition also hosts several charity events each year, including a 5K road race and a dinner in April.
Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership (STEP) 259 Lowell St, Somerville, MA02144 The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership, or STEP, is a community organization advocating for improvements to…More local public transportation. Made up of a group of concerned residents, STEP's mission is to secure public transportation for the city in order to increase social equity, environmental health, and economic opportunity. The main focal point of STEP's work over the past few years has been advocating for progress on the extension of the MBTA Green Line from Lechmere into Somerville and Medford, a mandated part of the Big Dig and the Clean Air Act. STEP holds meetings on the third Monday of every month in the community room at the VNA Assisted Living facility.
SCALE is a public school for adults, offering classes in the English language, adult basic education and GED…More programs. Founded in 1972 as an extension of the Somerville Public School systems, all classes are free. While one does not need to be a Somerville resident to become a student, residents are favored first.
The school is located on the bottom floor of the Tufts Administration Building and just four blocks from the Davis Square MBTA station.
Students above the age of 18 are given a placement test in math and English to assess their current skill level and are then assigned to the appropriate class. The center also has a GED program for students aged 16 to 18 who have officially dropped out of high school.
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.
IDEAL Automotive Services 100 Dover St, Somerville, MA02144 IDEAL Automotive Services has been family owned and operated since opening in 1961. Conveniently located in Davis…More Square, just steps from the MBTA Redline. We service all makes and models, foreign and domestic. Our ASE Certified Technicians use the latest diagnostics in our state-of-the-art facility. From oil changes to engine rebuilding, we can do it all!
Our mission is to provide you with honest, quality auto care at a reasonable price.
Need an emergency appointment, towing or rental car, we can help. Call us today!
Head to Draw Seven Park and you'll surely think your directions can't be right. This state-run DCR park is hidden…More behind Assembly Square Mall at the end of pot-hole-ridden Foley St., which you have to follow behind the hulking Central Steel Supply Company and through a train underpass. But once there, you'll find striking urban views of the Mystic River framed by the Amelia Earhart Dam, bridges and distant smoke stacks.
The 9-acre park is popular with the local fishing crowd, and also offers two soccer fields, a picnic shelter and just two benches, which is why you'll see regulars in their own beach chairs. The terminus of the Mystic River Bike Path also runs the length of the park and heads west into Medford (ultimately linking to the Minuteman Bikeway to Bedford).
Named for the old Number Seven railroad drawbridge that once crossed the Mystic here, the park today now abuts the MBTA Orange Line and Commuter Rail tracks. Despite the rumbling trains, the park can feel quite isolated--enough so that graffiti taggers have left their mark here.
The Somerville Chamber of Commerce has "served the membership while enhancing Somerville's quality of life" since…More 1946. Implementing an array of initiatives, including face-to-face networking meetings, a growing electronic presence that connects people to clients, vendors and information, as well as having a hand in local and city government, President and CEO Stephen Mackey is always looking to improve the business experience. Holding events such as question and answer sessions with the Mayor, an annual golf tournament and an Octoberfest, the establishment is currently involved in improving infrastructure by trying to lure the Orange and Green Lines of the MBTA to Somerville.
The chamber is always looking to expand its membership, for which the only prerequisite is doing business in Somerville. Communicating with the members, city officials and the media—and by issuing a weekly newsletter—the chamber is constantly getting involved in new areas. Consult the website for details.