SOMERVILLE SUNSETTERS PERFORMANCE DATES STILL AVAILABLE

Monday, June 04, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Performance dates are still available for the
2012 Somerville Sunsetters, who will begin shows on Thursday, June 28th
during the City's annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Trum
Field.  Let by Somerville Youth Arts
Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte, the Sunsetters are a traveling youth music
troupe, performing popular show tunes and contemporary pop music hits on City
streets throughout July and August at sunset. 
The group began in the 1970s, performing through the 1980s until they
were reinstated by Mayor Joseph A.

Morse-Kelley & Dickerman Playgrounds Ribbon Cuttings Set for 6/9

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 3 Alderman Thomas F.
Taylor invite all residents to attend a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
for Morse-Kelley and Dickerman Playgrounds on Saturday, June 9th from
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  The ceremonies
will begin at Morse-Kelley Playground at the corner of Summer and Craigie Streets,
and will conclude at Dickerman Playground at Kimball Street and Craigie Street.  

SOMERVISION NEXT STEPS: REVAMPED RESIDENTIAL ZONING AND NEW DESIGN PROJECTS FOR: MCGRATH HIGHWAY AREA; BRICKBOTTOM; COMMUNITY PATH EXTENSION

Monday, May 28, 2012

SOMERVILLE – With the final version of the City’s SomerVision
Comprehensive Plan now published through the City’s web site, Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone and Strategic Planning and Community Development Director Michael F.
Glavin announced today that the twenty-year plan, approved last month by the
Somerville Board of Aldermen and City Planning Board would serve as the basis
for a new round of initiatives across the city. 
 The first of these will kick off
in June with a release of a study of the RA and RB zoning districts that
encompass the majority of Somerville's residentia

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, CEREMONIES SET FOR MAY 27th

Monday, May 21, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The annual
Memorial Day Ceremonies, concluding with the largest Memorial Day Parade in the
region, are set for Sunday, May 27th, beginning at 8 a.m.   Sponsored by American Legion Post #19 in
conjunction with the Somerville Allied Veterans' Council, scheduled events will
begin at 8:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post #19, 124 Highland Ave., with a
short procession down Highland Ave.

SOMERVILLE’S EDWARD LEATHERS PARK WINS 2012 BLSA LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARD

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SOMERVILLE - On April 26, 2012, the City of Somerville
and landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand received a Merit Award in the
Parks and Recreation Facilities category for Edward Leathers Community Park, a
one-acre park located on Walnut Street between Medford Street and Pearl Street.
The award was bestowed by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and marks
the third year in a row the City has been recognized by the BSLA for landscape
design; Albion and Grimmons Park were honored in 2010 and
2011, respectively.  Somerville

City, SomDog to Host Seminar on 5/21

Monday, May 14, 2012

Please join the City of Somerville, SomDog, and Magical Mutt Training for a FREE seminar and video discussion on healthy and unhealthy play of dogs, and discuss ways to make a dog park fun
for all.  The seminar will be held on Monday, May 21st from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Super Stop and Shop, 2nd Floor community room,
779 McGrath Highway.  For more information contact Carlene Campbell-Hegarty at ccampbell@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600,
ext 2615.

City Seeking SomerStreets Vendors

Monday, May 14, 2012

The City of Somerville is seeking
craft vendors, musicians, performance artists, dancers, visual artists,
storytellers and other creative artists to participate in SomerStreets, one of
the area's largest public events where we close the streets to cars and open
them to residents for walking, cycling, running, etc.   The 2012
SomerStreets series schedule is:

 

SOMERVILLE TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL “KIDS TO PARKS DAY” EVENT MAY 19TH

Monday, May 14, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The City of
Somerville will join more than 50,000 communities across 45 states this year
for the second annual Kids to Parks Day. 
A grassroots movement started by National Parks Trust, Kids to Parks events
are planned nationwide to celebrate America's parks through active play on
Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  In
Somerville, events are planned at several parks throughout the City, including
Hodgkins-Curtin Playground, Albion Park, Lexington Park and the Community Path,
Blessing of the Bay Boat House and Shore Drive,

FOR COMCAST CUSTOMERS, CITY CABLE MOVES ON JUNE 5TH FROM CH16 TO CH22

Thursday, May 10, 2012

SOMERVILLE
- Director of Communications and Cable Thomas P. Champion announced
today that the City of Somerville's "City Cable" government
access channel, currently broadcast at Ch16 on the Comcast cable
system, will be moving to Ch22 effective June 5, 2012. The move is a
result of adjustments Comcast is making to accommodate the
FCC-mandated relocation of a Massachusetts-based shopping channel,
WWDP. The City's Education Channel (Ch15) and Somerville Community
Access Television (SCAT, Ch3) are unaffected by the change.

MAYOR SALUTES “VISIONARY” VOTE OF BOSTON MPO TO AUTHORIZE FUNDING FOR RTE 16 GREEN LINE STATION

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone today praised the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization for what he described as its "wise and visionary" decision to authorize $8.1 million in funding for the study, design and construction of the Route 16 station of the Green Line Extension Project (GLX). At its April 19th meeting, the MPO voted 19 to 2 in favor of a Patrick administration proposal to include funding for the project in the Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2013 - 2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

2012 SOMERVILLE SUNSETTERS AUDITIONS TO BE HELD MAY 14TH

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

SOMERVILLE -Auditions for the 2012 Somerville Sunsetters
will be held on Monday, May 14th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at Somerville
High School, 81 Highland Ave.  All
Somerville residents in grades 7 - 12 are eligible to audition, including students
entering the 7th grade and
graduating high school seniors.

SCAP Annual Meeting 5/23

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will host their Annual
Meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and all
members of the public are invited to attend. 
The 8th annual meeting, to be held in the Highlander Café, 81
Highland Ave., will feature presentations and discussions about the work of
Somerville Youth and SCAP Youth Leaders to reduce alcohol and drug use in the
Somerville community, other SCAP programming, and will honor and thank members
and supporters.  Refreshments will be
served, and prizes will be raf

Dog Owners Task Force Meeting Schedule Change

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The Somerville Dog Owners Task Force (DOTF) announces
that their regular meeting schedule has been changed from the second Thursday
to the third Thursday of each month.  The next meeting will be held on
Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 pm in the Second Floor Conference Room
(next to the Mayor's Office at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave).   For more information on the meetings or the
Task Force, please contact Carlene Campbell-Hegarty, at 617-625-6600 ext.

ANNUAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH EVENTS SET FOR MAY

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone and Executive Director of the Somerville Historic Preservation
Commission (SHPC) Brandon Wilson announce the schedule of events for the 2012
"Preservation Month" celebrations. 
Throughout the month of May, the SHPC and other local organizations
partner to host numerous events honoring Somerville's history and historic
districts.  Remaining events include:

CITY CALLS FOR RESPONSES TO ON-LINE VIEWER SURVEY FOR LOCAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY CABLE TV

Monday, April 30, 2012

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville, with the participation of Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT), has issued a request for residents to participate in a brief on-line survey about their viewing habits and preferences for the City’s public access cable television channels and SCAT’s Channel 3.  The City of Somerville provides an Education Channel (Channel 15 on local cable service) that offers schools-related programming and a City

SOMERVILLE SPRING CLEANUP SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 28th

Monday, April 23, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone for the annual Somerville Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00am- noon at locations throughout the city. The annual cleanup is sponsored by Comcast. A rain date has been set for Sunday, April 29th. Volunteers should meet a ward captain at 10:00am at the following locations:

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