Events to Celebrate Somerville's 175th Anniversary

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The celebrations continue! In honor of Somerville’s 175th Anniversary of our separation from Charlestown, and the beginning of our path to become an independent – and now incredibly vibrant – small city, Somerville has been hosting special events all year long. With event season in full swing, here are a number of ways you can stay involved, and capture some special, one-time 175th Anniversary events!

Book a Sunsetters Performance in Your Neighborhood this Summer!

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Somerville Sunsetters are coming to a street near you! The Sunsetters, a traveling youth performance troupe that performs classic show tunes and modern musicals in Somerville neighborhoods throughout July and August, is now booking shows for the summer 2017 season

Taste of Somerville returns June 14th at Nathan Tufts Park

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Somerville Chamber of Commerce has announced the date and a new location for the 2017 Taste of Somerville. The Taste has been growing in popularity year over year —the last 3 years were sold-out serving over 1,200 guests.

Nominate a Somerville Nonprofit for a Donated Solar Array

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

One local nonprofit will soon be on a no-cost path to renewable energy. The Solarize Somerville initiative to help residents install solar panels concluded in December 2016, and as a result of exceeding our goal, the City’s install partner SolarFlair will donate a 5 kW system to a local nonprofit.

Deadline for Written Testimony on Proposed FY18 Water and Sewer Rates is Monday, May 22, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16, 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 was held on Monday, May 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Somerville High School Cafeteria, 81 Highland Avenue. View the meeting video and presentation slides below:

Somerville Styrofoam Recycling Event Returns May 13, at DPW

Monday, May 8, 2017

The City of Somerville’s Styrofoam Recycling program will return for all Somerville residents on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Residents may visit the Department of Public Works yard, located at 1 Franey Rd., between 9 a.m. and noon to dispose of all types of EPS (Styrofoam) foam packing materials, including foam bracing and packing peanuts. IMPORTANT NOTE: materials must be placed in bags before placing it in the recycling container. A second Styrofoam recycling event is tentatively planned for September 2017, however, please call 311 for additional information in the fall.

Somerville Ave Utility and Streetscape Project Informational Meeting 5/18

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston and Ward 3 Alderman Robert McWatters invite you to an important informational meeting on the upcoming Somerville Avenue Utility and Streetscape Improvements Project. The project will address flooding issues in Union Square and includes significant streetscape improvements including enhanced pedestrian, transit, bicycle, and traffic facilities, as called for the community-driven Union Square Neighborhood Plan. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Argenziano School Cafeteria at 290 Washington St.

City Plans New “Memorial Week” Celebrations for Week Leading up to Memorial Day; Parade CHANGED for 2017 to Weekend BEFORE Memorial Day; NEW Concert and Fireworks Event on Memorial Day

Monday, May 8, 2017

SOMERVILLE – In honor of Somerville’s veterans and all those who have served our nation, the City of Somerville announces a full week of Memorial/Armed Forces Week celebrations, beginning on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The 2017 ceremonies also coincide with the City’s 175th Anniversary of its separation from Charlestown, and the annual Veterans’ Memorial Parade will also honor and celebrate Somerville’s history, dating back to the Revolutionary War era.

Auditions for 2017 Somerville Sunsetters Set for May 11

Friday, May 5, 2017

Calling all Somerville youth! The Somerville Sunsetters, a singing and dancing youth group that performs throughout Somerville in July and August, are holding annual auditions for Somerville youth between the ages of 11 and 18, on Thursday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.

West Branch Library Visioning Meeting Postponed, New Date To Be Announced

Friday, May 5, 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the West Branch Library Visioning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, has been postponed.  Information on an alternate date will be shared as soon as available. We look forward to continuing our discussion about renovations to the West Branch Library and hearing your feedback at that time. If you have any further questions, please contact Director of Capital Project Management Rob King at