Somerville has the distinction of being the most densely populated city in New England! It is also cheered by thousands as the city where marshmallow fluff was invented! A 2009 recipient of the All-America City Award, Somerville, Massachusetts is a vibrant community located north of Boston, which includes the internationally acclaimed Tufts University. Somerville has long been home to Portuguese-American families, and more recently has welcomed immigrants from Brazil and many other countries.
Somerville, located just north of Boston, was officially established in 1842 when it separated from Charlestown, however, it was first settled in 1630. Much river traffic went through Somerville via the Charles River, up to the Lowell mills. In 1877 the first residential telephone was installed in Somerville, at the Charles Williams House, in route to the Court Street laboratory of Alexander Graham Bell.
Once notorious for crime and the Winter Street Gang, Somerville has undergone a transformation and is now a viable community, with thriving squares, desirable real estate and well run schools. This coincides with the Red Line of the MBTA going through Davis Square, along with other trends, including the repeal of rent control in the 1990s, that have helped gentrify the city. The immigrant populations in the recent past have included people from India, Nepal, South Korea, El Salvador, Haiti and Brazil. In the 2010 census there were 31,565 households, with a median income of $46,315 per household and $23,628 per capita.
Somerville has also become a cultural Mecca, with Brickbottom Studios and the Joy Street Studios located in former industrial complexes. Somerville Theatre, in Davis Square features movies, film festivals, live performances and a lively neighborhood of clubs, restaurants and coffee houses.
Somerville is in Middlesex County. There is a District Court in Somerville, serving Somerville and Medford. It is located at 175 Fellsway. Somerville residents are also subject to the jurisdiction of the Middlesex Superior Court, currently sitting in Woburn, but historically sitting in Cambridge. Burns & Jain has appeared in all of those courts since 1985.
Burns & Jain, is on Beacon Hill in downtown Boston at Six Beacon Street, Suite 600, in Boston, Massachusetts 02108. Our office is easily accessible from Somerville via the Red Line. We are proud to serve Somerville residents in the practice areas of personal injury, Somerville auto accidents, personal bankruptcy.
We encourage clients to use public transportation if at all possible. To get to our office from Somerville, take the Red Line to Park Street. We are just a few blocks from that station: walk up Tremont and turn left onto Beacon Street; our office is the second building on the left.
There are multiple driving routes from Somerville. Although parking is available near our office on Beacon Street, close to the State House, it is limited. For clients with handicapped placards, there is parking in front of our office on Beacon Street. There are numerous parking garages nearby.
Burns & Jain offers free consultations. So call our office at 617-227-7423.