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  • Green Line Extension, Bitter or Sweet?

    President Obama released the budget of $100 million in federal fiscal year 2015 supporting the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Green Line Extension project (GLX) which benefits the economy and environment of Somerville and Medford communities in the upcoming several years. “The Green Line Extension offers Somerville and the region both economic justice and environmental […]


  • Healthier Economy Brings Better Business Opportunities

      The Business Monitor International upgraded their 2014 real GDP growth forecast from 2.7% to 2.8% with growth set to average 2.4% per year from 2013-2018. Our economy is recovering. With a growing external trade demand from the key US trade partners, including Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, both the industrial and office segments […]


  • Shen Yun 2014

    Driving through Cambridge you may have seen signs for Shen Yun 2014. Shen Yun Performing Arts will be holding events at the Citi Performing Arts Center, Wang Theatre from February 28th to March 2nd. This is an all-new 2014 show with a live performing orchestra. Shen Yun Performing Arts presents a classical Chinese dance and […]


  • Community Cooks – Serving the Community with Meals

    Community Cooks is a volunteer organization serving meals to those in the community who need it. Community Cooks has grown tremendously recently since first starting up in Somerville twenty-three years ago. It started out as a few neighbors cooking hot meals for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. But the idea of this and the charity work […]


  • Somerville’s Magoun Square Changed – Gentrification

    Somerville’s Magoun Square is becoming a different area, changed by yoga and bikes. There is a shift in urban community towards wealthier residents and businesses bringing with it a new personality. Some may say that this is a good change, while others who currently enjoy the urban community see this change as losing some of […]


  • Leased: 4,000 Sq Ft of Industrial Space in Somerville

        Toni Shelzi, of ABG Commercial Realty, represented the lessee, Soar Enterprises LLC,  and lessor, Joy Street Limited Partners, in the lease of a 4,000 square foot of industrial and flex space at 64 Joy Street in Somerville.  The lease was signed on January 15, 2014. Joy Street Limited Partners also works in conjunction […]


  • ABG Commercial Helps Bring Fuji to Assembly Row

    Fuji is coming to Somerville as part of the ongoing development of Assembly Row. Julian Lewis of ABG Realty was the sole broker in the transaction of 4,361 square feet of restaurant space between the JP Fuji Group and Federal Realty Investment Trust, the group behind the Row’s construction. This massive urban mixed-use development hopes […]


  • Davis Square in Somerville offers Ample Space for Startups

    The Greater Boston area has long been a popular destination for startup companies. Nowadays, startup hotspots such as Kendall Square and lately South Boston’s Innovation District are stretched thin for affordable office space. These days it is standard for rents to top $50 per square foot in Kendall. As sky-high prices are pushing companies out […]


  • East Boston Savings Bank breaks ground in Somerville

    East Boston Savings Bank’s Somerville Branch officially broke ground on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013.  Bernard Gibbons of ABG Realty represented both buyer and seller in the transaction of 37 Union Square, which was leased earlier this year. Gibbons also represented the space’s former tenant, Union Square Veterinary Clinic, in moving to its current location on […]


  • The Future of Eye Care Fits in Your Pocket

    A Somerville startup is poised to revolutionize the eye care industry by making optometry more affordable and accessible. EyeNetra has developed a solution that allows users to take a refractive test and receive a prescription, all from their mobile phone. EyeNetra was launched in 2011 as a product of collaborative research conducted in the MIT […]


  • ABG Sponsors Successful Networking Event

    Together with the Somerville Chamber of Commerce, ABG Realty sponsored a networking event last Thursday at the Winter Hill Yacht Club in Somerville, located on a beautiful wharf on the edge of the Mystic River. This marked the first occasion that the Yacht Club opened its doors to the public, and ABG was glad to […]


  • Giving Thanks To Our Readers.

    Hi All, We would like to thank you for reading our blog and keeping up with our company updates.  We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving weekend. We will return to blogging on Monday.  Look forward to more things coming soon. ABG Commercial