Commission for Women Hosting Film Screening, Discussion about Gender Equality on May 10

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Somerville Commission for Women will join thousands of other groups around the world to host a screening of 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power on Wed., May 10. The 20-minute film is meant to spark a discussion among attendees about issues of gender equality and how our community can work toward gender parity. Somerville’s event will be one of over 8,000 events taking place in 42 states and 36 countries on the same day.

The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. This event is free and open to all.


Info Session & Public Hearing on Proposed FY18 Water and Sewer Rates

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

To provide background, answer questions, and take public testimony regarding the proposed fiscal year 2018 Somerville Water and Sewer Rate Charges, an Informational Session with Q&A followed by a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, May 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Somerville High School Cafeteria, 81 Highland Avenue. The Informational session with Q&A starts at 6:30 p.m. The Public Hearing will follow promptly at 7 p.m., and during this time, members of the community are invited to provide public testimony for the record.

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

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

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.