A Tibetan family opened a new restaurant in Davis Square July 9 that features the cuisine and atmosphere of their homeland.
The restaurant, Martsa’s on Elm, is just one more step in the family’s long journey from the mountains of Tibet, through Daramsala, India, and now to Somerville, said Dechen T. Martsa, who with her husband, Choesang, own and operate the new eatery.
Twenty-four Somerville teenagers graduated from the first session of the Leader in Training/Counselor in Training job training program at the at 1:30 p.m. ceremony July 29 at the Somerville Community Youth Program Building.
“It’s really giving young people positive choices to be leaders in the community. We’re trying to empower young people to be leaders in the community and to institute social and behavioral change,” said Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, who addressed the graduates.
The ownership of Diesel Café in Davis Square resigned a five-year lease with a five-year option to extend July 16, settling an ongoing rent dispute with a large business chain.
“My initial reaction is relief. I’m very excited for what it’s going to do for the square to have us here for the next five years,” said Jennifer A. Park, who co-owns the Diesel Café with Tucker Lewis.
“It’s the story that you hear a lot and part of me didn’t want to be the typical end of the story. It’s a big business with big pockets that creates a bidding war with a local business,” she said.
More than forty riders lined Cedar Street before turning west on Broadway June 6 for the Fourth Annual Ride2Love, a fundraiser for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. Despite threatening rain, bikers took the road to Leominster and back, escorted by three Somerville motorcycle police officers.