CITY RELEASES FIRST-EVER COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
Report details all City financial and investment accounts and comparisons; Provides greater transparency, in line with Mayor’s goals of open government
SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today the newest addition to the City of Somerville's open
government and cost-saving initiatives. The City has compiled its first-ever Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which presents a complete
accounting of all government funds, investments, and operating activities. The CAFR complements the annual City budget by providing more detailed demographic
and statistical information, as well as annual budget comparisons to help the reader better understand the financial condition of the City.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, CEREMONIES SET FOR MAY 26
Parade steps off from City Hall Concourse at 1pm.; Morning ceremonies planned at VFW Posts across Somerville
SOMERVILLE - The annual Memorial Day Ceremonies, concluding
with the largest Memorial Day parade in the region, are set for Sunday, May 26. Sponsored by American Legion Post #19 in
conjunction with the Somerville Allied Veterans' Council, scheduled events will
begin at 8 a.m. at American Legion Post #19, 124 Highland Ave., with a short
procession down Highland Ave. to the Central Library and the placing of wreaths
on monuments along Central Hill Park.
New Magoun Sq. Sign to be Unveiled 5/23
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 5 Alderman Courtney O'Keefe invite all residents to a ceremonial unveiling of the Magoun Square sign, located at the
intersection of Broadway and Medford Street, on the CVS Plaza. A brief ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 6pm. The sign had been temporarily removed
for renovations, and its reinstallation comes just one month before the City's annual Fourth of July Fireworks celebration will bring thousands of visitors to
the Magoun Square area on June 27. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and photo op.
CITY’S SOMERSTREETS PROGRAM RETURNS FOR SUMMER 2013
Kicking off with “Carnaval” along East Broadway, SomerStreets promotes active living, reconnecting with city neighborhoods
SOMERVILLE - The City of Somerville's fourth annual SomerStreets series kicks off for summer 2013 with Carnaval @ SomerStreets on East Broadway on Sunday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. SomerStreets is the City of Somerville's take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity.
NATIONAL ‘KIDS TO PARKS DAY’ EVENTS PLANNED AT HODGKINS PARK IN SOMERVILLE, MAY 18
Parkour, Shobu Aikido demos, Youth Football League and Somerville Recreation activities planned at Hodgkins Park, 1 to 3pm on Saturday
SOMERVILLE - The City of Somerville
will join more than 300 communities across the country to celebrate National
Kids to Parks Day on May 18. Kids to Parks Day, in its third year, is organized
by the National Park Trust to celebrate the First Lady's Let's Move Outside! Initiative, encouraging active play and utilizing
open space in cities and towns across the 50 states.
MAYOR CURTATONE AND ALDERMAN GEWIRTZ ANNOUNCE DAVIS SQUARE SOMERVILLE BY DESIGN INITIATIVE;
The Davis Square Somerville by Design meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30pm at the Somerville Community Baptist Church, 31 College Avenue.
SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz announced today that the City’s popular Somerville by Design initiative will expand to Davis Square. The resident-driven program will bring together community members for an innovative, hands-on process where they will explore and shape their vision for the future of the square.
SOMERVILLE-ARLINGTON CONTINUUM OF CARE AWARDED $2.3 MILLION GRANT FOR HOMELESS ASSISTANCE
SOMERVILLE Mayor Joseph A.
SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES NEW ‘MUSLIM JOURNEYS’ BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES
Discussion of “House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance” on May 30 to kick off year– long series at SPL
SOMERVILLE - The Somerville
Public Library announces a new book discussion series entitled, "Muslim
Journeys," beginning on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion of Jim
al-Khalili's book, House of Wisdom: How
Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. The
program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American
Library Association, and aims to familiarize the American public with Islam and
the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.
CITY TO BREAK GROUND ON COMMUNITY PATH EXTENSION
Residents Invited to Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, May 13, 6 p.m.
The $2 million quarter-mile project will extend the popular pathway from its current end at Cedar Street to Lowell Street, the site of a future MBTA Green Line transit station.
SOMERVILLE - The City of Somerville is about to grow one step closer to its vision of a bicycle and pedestrian path that connects the city to Boston. For the first time in 18 years, a new section of the Community Path in Somerville is under construction.
2013 SOMERVILLE SUNSETTERS AUDITIONS TO BE HELD MAY 9TH
Somerville Residents in Grades 7 – 12 Sought for Summer Performance Group