As the writer, editor and photographer behind the Beat, I’m using what I’ve learned in my decade-plus journalism career to intimately cover Somerville’s active food scene, its booming creative economy and everything in between. I landed in Somerville seven years ago and while I’ve loved it the whole time, it seems that there’s never been a better time to be here than right now.
The Somerville Beat is all about providing residents of the city and beyond with a local, in-depth perspective on the unique stories and events happening in town. Somerville is alive with innovative and passionate people working to build a strong community and we’re proud to be a part of that.
The Somerville Beat’s website was created by Mike Swartz, a founding partner of Web design and development firm Upstatement. It uses responsive design technology to deliver the highest-quality original content on every type of device you can think of.
This intersection of cutting-edge journalism and design, combined with the perspective of being a Somerville homeowner and Somerville Local First board member, means the Beat provides an experience readers won’t find anywhere else.
I hope you enjoy what you find here and thank you for reading!
See you around town,