2018 Somerville Toy Camera Festival explores history of curiosity with vintage machines

A church just a six-minute-walk from Carmichael Hall harbors passageways into alternative worlds. One of the Somerville Toy Camera Festival venues, the Nave Gallery, located in the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, opened to the public from Sept. 8–30 with sentimental photographs testifying to the human fascination with mythical worlds. This year, the festival included three parallel exhibitions […]

Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 1

Dazed and confused On Sept. 26 at 12:08 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a call that a person was stumbling around on Fairmont Street. TUPD was dispatched to the approximate location and found the individual sitting on the steps of 22 Fairmont St. The individual was unable to answer any basic questions; however, they received a phone […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 24

Water under the ceiling On Sept. 18 at 11:03 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at McCollester House on 28 Capen Street, Medford. TUPD observed water seeping through the ceiling following heavy rain. The water came in contact with the smoke detector and set off the fire alarm. There was a small […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 17

We didn’t start the fire On Sept. 11 at 12:44 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at Hillsides Apartments. TUPD checked for the source of the fire alarm and entered a suite in which they detected a strong smoke odor. The windows were open and the suite had been evacuated […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 10

Vandals On September 4 at 9:30 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report that a Facilities Services’ van had been broken into. Power tools worth an estimated $1,200 were taken from the van, which was parked behind Bray Lab, the window had been smashed on the driver’s side. The theft is still under […]

Pressley wins Democratic primary for Seventh Congressional District in historic upset

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ Seventh Congressional District, which comprises most of Boston and Cambridge and all of Somerville. The unseating of Capuano, a 10-term incumbent, paves the way for Pressley to become the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress. Capuano conceded the race early Tuesday evening. […]

Green Line Extension progresses, massive construction effort underway

Construction on the first phase of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) ramped up this summer, the latest step forward for a public transit project in the works since 1990. The extension, which will add a stop at the intersection of College Avenue and Boston Avenue and allow students to commute to the School of […]

CoHo housing development launches this fall

The first phase of Tufts’ latest addition to on-campus housing, the conversion of a set of university-owned wood frame houses, launches this fall. The new development, known as CoHo, will add 45 single rooms to the existing campus housing options, according to the Student Affairs website. The rollout of CoHo is divided into three phases, according to the website. The second phase, which will open up 39 additional beds, […]

36 Hours in Camberville

Boston is famous for its landmarks like Fenway Park, the Public Garden and the North End, but anyone stopping through the Hub should pay attention to what’s happening north of the Charles as well. The Camberville (Cambridge and Somerville) area is home to some of the best museums, restaurants and shops. So if you’re a […]

Camberville restaurant roundup: Your guide to the area’s culinary adventures

Camberville, consisting of Cambridge and Somerville, has some of the Greater Boston area’s best eateries. With the family in town for graduation weekend, be sure to check out some of these options that will excite your taste buds without emptying your wallet. Important to note: These spots are all pretty walk-in friendly, so don’t worry if you […]