Spring 2017 ResiStat Meeting Schedule Announced

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Aldermen invite residents to the Spring 2017 ResiStat Community Meetings, a twice-yearly effort to share the latest City news, data, and neighborhood updates directly with residents and gather their feedback. ResiStat isn’t just a great way to get an overview of what’s happening in your neighborhood and around the city. A social half hour before the meeting and time after the meeting provide an easy opportunity to talk one-on-one to the Mayor, your Aldermen, and City staff and police—and to connect with your neighbors.

West Branch Library Visioning Meeting, May 10

Monday, April 24, 2017

Please join the Somerville Capital Projects and Planning Department, the Somerville Public Library, Ward 6 Alderman Lance Davis, and our architect, Design Lab, to discuss planned renovations to the West Branch Library. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Somerville Neighborhood School located at 177 Powderhouse Blvd. We will review and discuss key design features for the proposed renovation, and seek feedback from attendees.

Winter Hill Playground Community Meeting, April 26

Monday, April 24, 2017

Please join the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, and Ward 4 Alderman Tony Lafuente, for the fourth in a series of community meetings to discuss upcoming renovations to the Winter Hill School Yard, on Wednesday, April 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Winter Hill Community Innovation School cafeteria, entrance on the Medford St. side. City staff will present the new school yard design and an update on field construction. Information from previous meetings is available at www.somervillema.gov/winterhill.

Applications for Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program Now Available

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SOMERVILLE – Attention Somerville Youth! The Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program is now accepting applications for summer 2017, and more than 100 Somerville teens will be selected to participate in the annual job program which pairs young job seekers with opportunities within City departments as well as with private business partners in Somerville. Applications are available through Friday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m., and can be picked up at the Personnel Department in City Hall, 93 Highland Ave. Applications are also available online at somervillema.gov/summerjobs.

Union Sq., Somerville, Master Developer Signs Agreement to Provide GLX Contribution and Add'l Community Benefits; Covenant Brings Total Developer Payments and Contributions to Estimated $112M

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The City of Somerville now has an agreement in hand that, once in effect, will translate more than 8 years of community discussion on the future of Union Square into action—and pave the way for developer contributions and payments to the community totaling an estimated $112 million and expands the city’s real estate tax revenue by nearly one-half billion ($445 million) over the next 30 years.

17th Annual Rabies Clinic to Be Held Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Health & Human Services Department, and Somerville Animal Control are pleased to host the 17th Annual Rabies Clinic in the yard at the DPW Highway Garage on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon. The City's annual rabies clinic gives residents an easy and affordable opportunity to have their dogs and cats vaccinated against the rabies virus. On-site dog licenses are also available. All Somerville residents are required to license their dogs, and a current rabies vaccine is required to obtain a license. 

City to Celebrate 175th March 29 with a “Very Somerville” Party at Somerville-Charlestown Line

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE – The month of March officially marks 175 years since Somerville separated from Charlestown (in 1842), and we’re throwing a birthday party that is “very Somerville.” Join us at the Somerville-Charlestown city limits on East Broadway (in front of the Mount Vernon restaurant) on Wednesday, March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., for live music, a toast to our City’s birthday, and to help us sing the Happy Birthday song in true Somerville style.

Somerville Commission for Women to Host Women’s History Month Event March 21

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Please join the Somerville Commission for Women on Tuesday, March 21, for a special event in honor of Women’s History Month. “Shaping the Future: Our Community Dialogue,” will be held at The Highlander Café located in Somerville High School, beginning at 6 p.m. on March 21, and will include Q&A breakout sessions with local female elected officials, including representatives from Somerville’s State Delegation, as well as a brief presentation about the Somerville Commission for Women and its ongoing programs and initiatives.

Union Square Land Disposition Agreement: Deadline to Submit Comments is April 14

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Master Land Disposition Agreement (MLDA) between the Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA) and Union Square Master Developer US2 was submitted to the SRA for review at their meeting on February 16, 2017. A copy of the MLDA is available at the link below. The deadline to submit comments on the MLDA is April 14, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Please submit any comments to Emily Hedemanehedeman@somervillema.gov Update: The comment period is now closed.

Community Meeting to Discuss Renovation of Hoyt Playground, March 29

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Join Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang, and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development on Wednesday, March 29, for a community meeting to discuss upcoming renovations to the Hoyt-Sullivan Playground. The meeting will be held at the Visiting Nurse’s Association, 259 Lowell St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. City staff and project architects will present new plans for the playground, which are based on community feedback. To review the plans, visit www.somervillema.gov/hoytsullivan.

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