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Somerville, Massachusetts

The City of Somerville is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just two miles north of Boston. It is the most densely populated city in New England, with approximately 77,500 residents occupying an area just over 4 square miles. Thanks to decades of immigration and industrialization, Somerville is an ethnically-diverse, largely working-class community. Proximity to Harvard and Tufts Universities, among others, has also made Somerville a draw for students and professionals, and given rise to a vigorous arts community. Somerville's Davis Square neighborhood features live music venues, such as Somerville Theatre and Johnny D's, coffeehouses, galleries, vintage clothing stores and the Rosebud Diner, established in 1941.

First settled in 1630, Somerville was originally a part of Charlestown. Brickmaking was the prominent industry when the railroad came through in 1830, but Somerville was still mostly rural when it separated from the more urbanized Charlestown in 1842.Thirty years later, Somerville experienced its own population and manufacturing boom, and reincorporated as a city. Immigrants from Ireland, Italy, Portugal and other parts of Europe settled in Somerville, creating distinct neighborhoods centered around the numerous city squares. Each square developed its own businesses and entertainments; at one time, Somerville boasted 14 movie palaces. Several grocery chains had their origins in Somerville, including First National Stores, better known as Finast, and the Economy Grocery Stores Company (1914), later renamed Stop & Shop. Meatpacking companies, warehouses, and commercial bakeries were established to supply the grocery chains. The Groisser & Schlager Iron Works built barges for the U.S. Navy in WWII. In recent decades, Somerville has experienced several waves of gentrification, particularly following the extension of the MBTA's Red Line subway through Davis Square. In the Brickbottom district, several old industrial buildings have been converted to artist's studios.

Cycles of commercial and residential development in Somerville, as well as renovation of historic structures, have made exposure to asbestos a concern for workers and their loved ones. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos cancer, scroll down to see a list of mesothelioma doctors located in and around Somerville. If you were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Somerville, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Somerville

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Somerville where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Bay State Smelting Company
  • Boston & Maine Railroad
  • First National Stores, Inc
  • First National Warehouse
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Groisser & Shlager Iron Works
  • Hinman Corporation
  • Int'L Paper Company
  • Marken Realty
  • Mcgrath Storage & Withholding
  • Metro Insulation Company
  • North Packing and Provision Company
  • Plumbing Sales Company
  • Portland Sheetmetal Works
  • Somerville Electric Light Company
  • Somerville Hospital
  • Somerville Housing Authority
  • Somerville Savings Bank
  • Squares Packing Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Thermal Insulation Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Somerville, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Somerville, Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 2.8 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 3.5 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 2.4 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 3.3 miles


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 41.1 miles


Thoracic (Lung) Oncology Center
100 Campus Drive
Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 90.7 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 92.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Somerville, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Somerville, Massachusetts. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 2.8 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 3.3 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 3.3 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 3.5 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 3.5 miles

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 38.7 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 44.4 miles

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 47.0 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 47.0 miles

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Division Director of Thoracic Surgery
818 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

Distance: 96.7 miles

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 99.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Somerville, Massachusetts

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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