Improper Bostonian, a free glossy lifestyle magazine distributed throughout the Boston area, released its "Boston's Best 2012" issue this week, and Somerville walked away with wins in 16 categories. Among them, Somerville is home to the best Mexican food, best cupcake, best breakfast, best local musician, and best "hot spot" bar or club. -Chris Orchard
A victim was shot on Salem Street in Malden shortly before 11 p.m. Friday night. According to the Greater Boston Information Network's Twitter feed, police were looking for a male wearing a hoodie and driving a silver Nissan. -Chris Caesar
Arlington Police received a call at about 3:10 a.m. last Saturday from a male who said that another driver had just “displayed a bat in a threatening manner” near the intersection of Highland and Eastern avenues. -John Waller
Paul Treseler took advantage of the last couple of days of the by visiting them several times. He was there when they came into Boston on Saturday. Said Treseler, "I was out on the wall of Fort Strong on Long Island to catch these." On Sunday, he and his family went out on a harbor boat, and visited Arc Gloria, the Colombian Tall Ship. His boat shots were taken from South Boston.
City administrators want to reinstitute a long-dormant assistant chief position in the and make it a non civil-service position, but the firefighters union disagrees with removing the position from civil service, with some firefighters questioning the need for additional management at all. -Daniel DeMaina