1. Ikea pulls plan for Somerville store

    The furniture giant decided against building a store at Assembly Square following more than a decade of discussions and planning.

    (ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2011)

     
  2. From pharmacy school to ice cream sandwiches

    Andrea Hasselbacher offers different pairings every week, but “if there’s something that’s really popular I try to make more of that.”

    (PHOTOS BY JOANNE RATHE/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  3. CHEAP EATS

    In Somerville, Latino cuisine meets American diner

    True to its name, Mixtura Latin Fusion Cuisine serves a variety of dishes, some from the region where it’s located, others from Peru, El Salvador, and Mexico.

    (DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  4. SOMERVILLE

    Urban shrine to honesty stolen from Davis Square

    A sticky-fingered passerby in Davis Square seriously missed the point this week, after a piece of public art entitled "honesty" went missing Wednesday.

     
  5. PorchFest returns to Somerville May 19 

    - Somerville’s PorchFest, an eclectic day of public music and dancing, is coming back May 19, organizers said.

    (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe)

     
  6. In era of cuts, students in Somerville play on

    - At a time when dozens of schools around the state have cut music education, Somerville is aiming to raise $100,000 to help launch an after school music program.

     
  7. Good sushi in Union Square made by Guatemalan chefs

    - Ebi Sushi, a friendly, moderately priced sushi restaurant serves up fresh fish and good Japanese cooking.

     
  8. A project to change the retail landscape

    - Assembly Row’s developer plans to open dozens of outlet stores at the massive Somerville project, hoping to cater to Boston-area shoppers tired of trekking to the suburbs in search of bargains on popular brands.

     
  9. Honk! Festival in Somerville

    - The sixth annual Honk! Festival was held in Somerville from Sept. 30 - Oct. 3. This “Festival of Activist Street Bands” could be seen - and heard - parading through Davis Square during the weekend. (21 photos)

     
  10. Posh new Somerville digs sell quickly

    - After seven years of talk and labor, the residential development at the former MaxPac factory site is finally becoming reality.

     
  11. Somerville officials smiling over happiness survey

    - And the survey says … 7.5. On a scale of 1 to 10, that’s how happy almost 7,000 Somerville residents were this winter when they took the city’s survey on well-being, the first-ever happiness survey by a US city, officials claim.

     
  12. Wal-Mart to debut Market grocery store in Somerville

    - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is opening its first Market grocery store in the Northeast in Somerville, becoming the latest - and biggest - new competitor to try to shake up the once-staid supermarket scene in New England.

     
  13. Somerville rolling out space for skateboarders

    - Starting this fall, Somerville’s rollerbladers and skateboarders will be able to practice in a park, saving, perhaps, the railings at the high school.