from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of eastern Massachusetts, a residential and industrial suburb of Boston. Population: 74,600.
  • Somerville, Mary Fairfax Greig 1780-1872. British mathematician and astronomer whose Physical Geography (1848) won her international acclaim. The first women's college at Oxford University was funded by and named after her.

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  • proper n. A surname.


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  • SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that he has convened a special Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) to provide expert advice on both cost-saving and revenue-producing measures designed to help the City maintain its financial strength in the face of a deepening economic recession and impending mid-year cuts in state aid to Somerville and other cities and towns.

    The Somerville News Blog

  • LocaModa is based in Somerville, which is in the Boston area.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Roland’s Sunday Smart Trends #98

  • We'll be arriving Thursday afternoon, but will be attending the Raspuntina show in Somerville that evening.

    Howard Hughes and the Wayback Machine

  • Then you have to get over the novelties, like the rum-soaked Mojito with lime icing and the corn-dog-style mock Twinkie at Kickass Cupcakes, a typically whimsical and cheery shop in Somerville, near Boston.

    Not So Guilty Pleasure

  • Time to write a quick letter to city hall in Somerville, Mass.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • In the Natick store, inspections are allowed only after a customer pays, and in Somerville, one sign says "Check your purchase," but another sign says, "Don't Open The Merchandise."

    Circuit City Liquidation: If You Buy A Shattered TV, You Are Out Of Luck - The Consumerist

  • For point of reference: here is a Google Street View picture of a random side street in Somerville, so as to show off what low-rise high-density neighborhoods look like. leo says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Density and Building Height

  • Somerville is an excellent example, as is any “streetcar suburb” of any older city.

    Matthew Yglesias » Density and Building Height

  • Well, David's got a new CD out and he's playing a show this Saturday at the Skybar in Somerville, which promises to be a good time. $7 cover, show starts at 9pm, Skybar is at 518 Somerville Avenue.

    January 4th, 2007

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    February 23rd, 2007


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