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Nate Rubright is a columnist with the Features section of the Daily and is a member of the Somerville community. He can be reached at [email protected]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Finals season

Hey, if you are reading this, congratulations! You’ve made it to week one of finals and you are doing great! As a matter of fact, you are doing so great that you have time to casually read the Daily. Flaunting your free time in this season of stress is a real power move. Your boy […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Looking cold

If you grew up in a warm climate, go ahead and ignore this week. I’ll probably come back next time with a more universal column so just sit tight. But, for all of you that claim to be from north of the Wall, I want to take this time to discuss a fairly hilarious phenomenon. […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Thanksgiving

Wow, what a holiday! As a townie of the millennial generation, the high cost of living in Somerville means your budget may not support two major trips at the end of the year. In almost all cases, the big holidays that happen during winter break take precedence over turkey day. For my family that means […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Fall Workout

It’s definitely a crime that spring is the unofficial time to start exercising. I get that the winter is long, and the prospect of warmer days just makes you want to go out and reinvent yourself. But come on, why do we all wait for the spring to start working out? Before we really get […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Getting around

Sometimes this column is just a local townie going on a curmudgeonly rant, and that is totally going to be the case this week. Just make sure you remember the following column is my mostly sarcastic way of getting some catharsis from frustrating situations. In this case, it’s not you, it’s not me, it’s the […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Halloween Costumes

Halloween is one of those holidays that is fun at any age. As a kid, you get to walk around demanding candy, and as an adult, you get to buy candy and dress up as your favorite television character. Depending on where you live, it is the last non-family-centric party of the year. After this, […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Riding the T

Sooner or later you will have to ride the T alone. Be it for a job interview in Brookline or a shopping trip to get interview clothes in Downtown Crossing, you’ll have to figure out how to work the tracks without looking like a complete tourist. Now, you might be thinking, “Hey Townie Tim, I […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Having children

We all live in various bubbles of insular thought, and one of mine is about to be broken. Up until now, I have been your humble correspondent, the typical neo-Somerville resident. My wife and I moved here from other parts of the country seeking a cool living situation in a relevant part of the world. […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: Knowing about the ‘last game’

Usually this column doles out indispensable advice on living in Somerville, and this week is no different. Seriously, if I were to rank the advice today on a scale from one (funny, but not important) to 10 (funny, but helpful), it would land somewhere in the nines. For new readers to this column, that’s extremely […]


Somerville with Townie Tim: When to go apple picking

It’s that time of the year again. No, I’m not talking about fall — it’s apparently been fall for weeks. I’m talking about that time in the year when all your friends are posting stories about fun adventures in other, warmer parts of the country. You need to counter with the quintessential New England activity […]


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