Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The eight-topping Hot Mess burger at Boston Burger Co. in Somerville won a national competition on the 'Rachel Ray Show'. Now, it’s on to a Food Network burger smackdown with celebrity chefs in Miami, Fla.
Picture this: an eight ounce Angus beef burger topped with diced pickles, red onion, American cheese, bacon, shredded lettuce, jalapeños and sweet potato fries (yes, on the burger) all slathered in Thousand Island dressing. Is your mouth watering yet? Well, maybe it should be. This glorious concoction is the brainchild of the folks over at the Boston Burger Company. It’s named The Hot Mess and recently won the Davis Square burger joint top honors in the Battle of the Best Burger contest on The Rachel Ray Show. Now, the Boston Burger Co. is headed to Florida to square off against celebrity chefs during the Fourth Annual Burger Bash at the Food Network's South Beach Wine and Food Festival (Feb. 24-27). It all started, explained Boston …
Monday, February 7, 2011
For Somerville, it was a quiet week in terms of arrests. Six persons were arrested. Charges include assault and battery and drug possession.
Six arrests were made in Somerville last week. Click on this article and then on the map to the right and roll over the markers to see the locations of arrests for Feb. 1-7. All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. THREAT TO COMMIT A CRIME (WARRANT): On Feb. 3, David Flynn, 42, of 314 Washington St., was arrested at 220 Washington St. at 10:47 a.m. on warrant charges of threatening to commit a crime. ASSAULT & BATTERY: On Feb. 4, Reuben Thomas, 32, of 101 Heath St., was arrested at 10:42 p.m. and charged with assault and battery. DRUG POSSESSION: On Feb. 6, Brandon Wood, 19, was arrested at 50 Alston St. at 12:58 p.m. and charged with possession of a class A drug and a miscellaneous statutory …
Friday, February 4, 2011
This week Patch introduced four new features to help you and your family plan your weekend. Check ‘em out. Also, Cheetos and Beer cupcakes alert.
It’s Friday! Let us help you plan your weekend: This week Patch introduced a number of new features to help you plan a weekend close to home (less driving, less time used, more Somerville-ish fun!). Kickass Cupcakes Goes Super Bowl Mad, Offers Cheetos and Beer Cupcakes--and more: There is apparently no limit to what Kickass Cupcakes will put on top of an innocent little cake. For the big game, it’s offering Couch Potato cupcakes now through Super Bowl Sunday. What’s on top? Cheetos, chips, pretzels, Cap'n Crunch, nuts, Cracker Jacks or candy. Or grab a Beer Cupcake, a chocolate cupcake with a beer ganache center and Sam Adams Cream Stout frosting drizzled with caramel. Find them here. Then see the the next fifth thing. Wear Red Today: …
Next appearance for Brodigan is Feb. 8 in courtroom reserved for most serious cases.
The manslaughter case against a Somerville man suspected of complicity in the death of his ailing father, a retired West Hartford, Conn., lawyer, has been moved to a different venue at Hartford Superior Court. The case will now be heard in Part A of the criminal division. The courtroom is reserved for the state’s most serious cases. The action in Judge John F. Cronan’s courtroom was mostly a formality. Bruce F. Brodigan, 56, of 63 Linden Ave., Somerville, has not entered a plea. The charges that could send him to jail include second-degree felony manslaughter and felony tampering with evidence. He is also charged with making false statements to police and interfering with police, both misdemeanors. Brodigan, who remains free on $250,000 …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Check out the big game at these favorite spots suggested by readers.
The Super Bowl is almost here. If you’re looking for a place to watch the big game that has the biggest screens, a free buffet or a 64-oz beer served oh-so-elegantly in a giant rubber tube, Patch readers can guide you on your way. Check out their tips for the best places to watch the Super Bowl in “Greater” Somerville. Olde Magoun’s Saloon On the Hill Tavern Precinct Michael’s Bar Tavern in the Square Orleans Your Home Share your tips here for next week’s Patch Picks: Where’s the Most Romantic Place to Dine in Somerville for Valentine’s Day?
See who turned out and what fun games were played at Saturday’s celebration.
On Saturday, residents turned out to celebrate that Somerville was once again named one of the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People” by the America’s Promise Alliance, the largest partnership organization dedicated to youth and children in the United States. In 2010, Somerville was selected by the Alliance for the third year in a row. The family-friendly event served up plenty of games and entertainment. Take a look at our photo gallery shot by photographer Byron Smith to see who was there.
Football's not the only reason to go out this weekend!
It's already Thursday and you still don't have weekend plans? Patch has you covered. Check out our weekly selection of events going on this weekend around town and nearby, plus tips on where to eat, shop and socialize so that you'll be sure to have excellent stories for your coworkers on Monday. "Diary of One Who Disappeared" Vocal Performance "The history of Somerville, 2010-2100" at the Nave Milo Z at Johnny D's Paddy Saul at Bull McCabe's Taza Chocolate Factory Tour
A dog's sore paws lead her owner to contact the City about looking into safe, affordable and pet-friendly solutions to traditional ice melts.
Navigating icy sidewalks and roads is difficult for all of us and our four-legged friends are no exception. For Ward Six resident Sarah Hall’s four-year-old French bulldog, the ice alone isn’t the problem, it’s the chemicals used to melt it. Hall noticed her dog acting strangely as she walked her favorite route along the Community Path near Davis Square, and realized the harsh salts used to melt the ice, were also harsh on her dog’s paws. “When it was really salty she would just stop walking and lift her paws up,” Hall explained. “And given that she can’t stand unless they're all on the ground, she would pull one or two up and start to hobble. She essentially would just refuse to move any farther and we'd end up having to carry her home…
Wednesday’s massive snowball fight at Trum Field has been rescheduled for Saturday. A reader puts out a call for a night of glowing snow monsters. And we introduce our new weekly Patch Picks best-of list.
"Hey Somerville! Saturday night is for snow monsters. Outfit your snowbanks with flashlights. Let’s light up the town!" That’s the message we got from reader Rona Fischman, who spotted this great photo of a snowpile transformed into a glowing-eyed snow monster and got an idea. What if people all over Somerville did the same? So she’s challenging us to outfit our snowbanks with flashlights and to light up the town Saturday night at 6 p.m. All you have to do is scoop eyes and a mouth out of your snowbank and drop a flashlight in. Patch will post a gallery of photos. E-mail yours to email@example.com. Snowball Fight of the Century, Take Two: Sleet and bitter cold put an end to yesterday’s plans for the Snowball Fight of the Century, but this …
Black ice and overall slippery conditions expected today. A 5-bay garage collapsed at Flint and Rush Streets Wednesday with no one inside.
UPDATED 12:45 p.m.: Bus Routes 88 and 90 are being diverted due to a roadway problem. No service at Cutter/Highland. Connections can be made at Highland/Willow. 8:35 a.m..: Patches of black ice could make morning travel by car or by foot treacherous. The National Weather Service warns that “Ice and rain that affected Southern New England yesterday have left some untreated roads and walkways quite slippery.... Motorists and pedestrians should be prepared for areas of black ice this morning.” Also, a 5-bay garage collapsed at the corner of Flint and Rush Streets in East Somerville on Wednesday. No one was inside and no injuries were reported. Two cars were damaged by the collapse. Roof collapses have been reported throughout the region …