The Largest Fluff Festival Takes Place in Union Square
Officially known as “What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Innovation” the Fluff Festival rejoices through the sticky yet spreadable marshmallow mixture known as Fluff, which was invented 102 years ago. This year marks the fourteenth consecutive year of this festival, which took place at Union Square this past Saturday, Sept. 21. The event was initiated by Union Square Main Streets, a non-profit organization dedicated to economic development and historical preservation of the Somerville neighborhood. But now, the event is an annual occurrence to have a great time and bid farewell to summer.
This year, the festival was the biggest since its founding, taking place near the Square with a total of four stages and 75 vendors. So, what exactly happens at the event? Well, to begin with it is as whimsical as it sounds. There’s numerous delicacies with marshmallow s’mores and General Gau’s Chicken. There is also a variety of activities,such as fluff jousting, fluff musical chairs and fluff hairdos where visitors engage themselves in giving and getting hairstyles using fluff and peanut butter, most definitely an act for the adventurous souls and extreme fluff enthusiasts. Nonetheless, the festival, although definitely out of the ordinary, is one which promises a good time and marshmallow merriment.
Joe Kennedy announces U.S Senate Campaign
On Saturday morning, Sept. 21, Joe Kennedy III announced he would be running for Senate, bidding against Edward Markey. Kennedy made the launch in East Boston Social Centers. Kennedy, currently serving as the Representative for Massachusetts’ fourth congressional district, hopes to bring back his family’s seat in the Senate. Kennedy kicked off his campaign with a 10 minute speech pertaining to the pursuit of the American Dream and how he wants others to be able to achieve it in these politically trying times. The campaign, as reported, is working towards affordable housing, accessible health care and “economic justice” as well as fighting Trump and gaining a Democratic majority in the Senate. Only time will tell if success shall come and fulfill Kennedy’s ambitious plans.
Burlington Mall Shuts Down due to power outage
The Burlington Mall, for those unfamiliar with it, is located on the Middlesex Turnpike, right off route 128 in Burlington, Mass. It is an upscale, climate-controlled indoor regional shopping centre that features more than 185 specialty shops alongside numerous department stores including Lord and Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Primark and Crate and Barrel. It is easily the ‘go-to’ mall for many Boston suburbanites on weekends. On Thursday afternoon, September 19, however, the entire mall was shut down due to a power outage on the property. It was later revealed by the Burlington Fire Department that an excavator accidentally pulled an electric power line out of the ground during construction at the mall. As a result, for much of Thursday, the mall was kept closed to the public with hopes of restoring the power by midday. Fortunately, on Thursday afternoon the fire department tweeted that generators were being brought in to restore power to the mall, which was successfully done. Although many shoppers left empty handed during the day, the mall began operating in the evening from six pm to nine pm and currently is open for regular business.