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.
Somerville Traffic and Parking Office 133 Holland St, Somerville, MA02144 After enough time parking on the infuriatingly confusing streets of Somerville you will no doubt find yourself at this…More Traffic and Parking Office. Here you can apply for parking passes, get those bright orange emergency parking sandwich boards which make moving much easier or contest a ticket. Inside expect a post office like situation of a long, slow moving line bunched up before several closed walk-up booths and one open window. Allow more than just a few minutes if you find yourself planning for a morning at the Traffic and Parking Office.
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.