Somerville

Somerville Police Help Ease A Bad Situation

Around 4am on Sunday morning, my roommate woke me up. “Katie, someone is breaking into your car,” she said. I jumped out of bed and ran to the window over our driveway where I saw the light in my car was on. I grabbed my phone and dialed 911 informing the operator that someone was breaking into my car. The police operator was cool and calm, quickly getting all the information from me. She kept me on the phone as I stared into my car.

From the angle I was at, I couldn’t actually see anyone, but I saw the light on in my car. I knew that as long as the light was on in my car, someone was going through my car. I wanted the light to stay on so that the police could arrive and catch whoever was going through my stuff, stealing my belongings and rummaging through my items.

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Porter Square, We Love Food

Potbelly Is Expanding In Boston And My Waistline

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here!

Okay, it’s gonna be here.

According to permits posted last week, Boston’s third Potbelly is going to be at the former Chicago Uno’s Pizza in Porter Square.

Over the last week, the AT&T store, travel agency and salon have all moved out of Porter Square Galleria. But permits posted on the former Uno’s indicate that Potbelly’s third restaurant will be coming to Porter Square.

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Porter Square

A Reminder Why Local is Better

Make fun if you must, but I decided this weekend that it was time to pull out my knitting needles. Inspired by some recent visits to my grandparents (my grandmother taught me to knit years ago) and the cool autumn weather, I wanted to start a new fall project.

I wasn’t really feeling any of the yarn choices I had on hand, so I popped over to a local yarn store just across the street from me in Porter Square, Mind’s Eye Yarns. It’s a very cute, little shop and even though I’ve only been there once or twice before, I’ve always found the staff there super nice and helpful. They have a great selection of yarn and fiber for just about any project and budget. They also offer classes, free patterns, etc.

On this visit, I didn’t  know exactly what I wanted, but the woman there was incredibly helpful. She really knew her stuff and encouraged me to “touch everything” and pick whatever yarn I liked best. Once I found some that I liked, she was able to recommend what needle size I should use, how long I should make my scarf and made some great suggestions to maximize my knitting efforts. She even let me back in a few hours later as she was closing up the shop so I could try and find the one set of circular needles I was missing.

After I left the shop, I walked across the street to the Porter Square shopping center to grab a few quick things from Shaw’s. As I approached the entrance, I was reminded that a Michaels is opening up next to Shaws on October 5.

I have nothing against Michaels, and I’m sure many people are excited that it will be opening soon, but it made be a bit fearful for Mind’s Eye. Michaels won’t be able to hold a candle to their service and knowledge, but I’m not sure Mind’s Eye will be able to compete with Michaels’ prices and selection.

Hopefully, service and expertise will prevail and Mind’s Eye will stay right where it is, but just a reminder of why we should think Local First (and not just for yarn and other hobbies).