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Magoun Square: Somerville’s latest hip neighborhood

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The Herald has a piece on how Somerville’s Magoun Square is slowly taking off, thanks to the recently opened Maxwell’s Green apartment complex and the anticipated arrival of a new Green Line stop.

And it’s only a stone’s throw away from where Howie Winter and Whitey Bulger had their cute little auto shop that they always wanted to turn into a cupcake store. …. Riiiight.

One other point: Magoun Square (locally pronounced McGoon) has to be the most Irish sounding neighborhood name in the region, even though John Calvin Magoun’s ancestors may have been Scot-Irish from Scotland. Even saying Magoun – or McGoon – sounds so old-time, in a funny and affectionate way.


P.S. – Magoun Square even has a Wikipedia entry. Now that is impressive.