Somerville

"Surest Sign This Year That Somerville Is Changing Forever"

"Surest Sign This Year That Somerville Is Changing Forever"

The game-changing-est municipality in Greater Boston is surely Somerville, home of the Green Line extension, a rapidly expanding Assembly Row and a pace of gentrification that puts other cities to shame (or gives them reason to relax, depending on your perspective). Yet, if there was one sign in all of 2015 that augured of unstoppable change, it was the city's record-setting sales and the promise of fresh reigning champions in the new year. Remember when Somerville was the cheaper alternative to Cambridge?

"The Ice Cream Comes in Flavors like Salty Whiskey and Pop-Tarts Pourri"

"The Ice Cream Comes in Flavors like Salty Whiskey and Pop-Tarts Pourri"

New Englanders are known for eating ice cream year-round, but one sure sign of spring is the reopening of seasonal scoop shops. After going into hibernation for the winter, Gracie’s Ice Cream, in Union Square, Somerville, is back to the business of serving unique flavors like Pop-Tarts Pourri, St. Patrick’s Day Guinness, and Salty Whiskey, this time with a little help from their neighbors. Katrina Jazayeri and Josh Lewin, who own the newly opened Juliet next door, are helping Gracie’s owner Aaron Cohen smooth out operations and standardize practices behind the scenes.