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:

RESISTAT COMMUNITY MEETINGS ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Aldermen invite residents to attend their local Spring 2012 ResiStat Community Meetings, a twice-yearly effort to share the latest City data and news directly with residents and gather their feedback.

MAYOR CURTATONE, TRAFFIC & PARKING CONVENE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT RESEARCH AND POLICY GROUP

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SOMERVILLE -Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that he has created a Transportation Research, Innovation and Planning (TRIP) Team to advise the City on new technologies and procedures designed to increase accessibility, capacity, convenience and safety
in all modes of local transportation. The advisory panel is composed of representatives drawn from the city's residential and business communities as well as Somerville-based transportation and parking policy experts.

CITY PARTNERS WITH WELCOME PROJECT’S “YUM” CAMPAIGN TO HOST “A TASTE OF IMMIGRANT CITY” RESTAURANT EVENT 4/25

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The general public is invited to join Mayor
Joseph Curtatone, Shape Up Somerville and the Welcome Project's "YUM"
Restaurant Campaign on Wednesday, April 25th for YUM: 
A Taste of Immigrant City
, a tasting event to showcase some of the
City's worldwide cuisine as interpreted by Shape Up Somerville-approved
restaurants.  Ten immigrant-run
restaurants from across the City will feature menu items from all over the
world, and this year YUM restaurants and Shape Up Somerville have partnered to
offer healthy menu options in li

Public Meeting to Discuss DEP-Conway Park Scheduled for 4/27

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The City of Somerville will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and receive comments on the environmental remediation at
Conway Park/15A Bleachery Row (DEP Release Tracking Number 3-0011753).

SOMERVILLE SPRING CLEANUP SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 28th

Monday, April 16, 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:

MAYOR, ALDERMEN OFFER PLAN TO SUPPORT URBAN AGRICULTURE MOVEMENT IN SOMERVILLE

Monday, April 09, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today
that he is working with members of the Board of Aldermen, City staff, and
several community partners to develop an urban agriculture initiative in
Somerville.  As a first step, the Mayor
and several aldermen will co-sponsor submission of a proposed ordinance at the
regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen on Thursday, April 12th.

SPFJr. YOUTH LEADERS ENCOURAGE SOMERVILLE YOUTH TO END TOBACCO USE

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Somerville Special Positive Forces Junior Edition (SPFJr.), a
youth group within the City's Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) program
in the Health Department, celebrated "Kick Butts Day" on Wednesday, March 22nd
by chalking facts and messages
pertaining to tobacco on the sidewalks. 
SPFJr. youth promoted the fact that 85% of Somerville High School
students DO NOT smoke and that smoking is NOT the norm as reported on the 2010
SHS Student Health Survey.

ANNUAL SHAPE UP SOMERVILLE / RECREATION ROAD RACE TO BE HELD APRIL 15, 2012

Sunday, April 01, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced that the
City's annual Shape Up Somerville / Somerville Recreation Road Race will be
held on Sunday, April 15th, starting and ending at the Somerville High
School concourse, 93 Highland Avenue.  The
day will begin with a 1-mile children's "Fun Run" at 10:30 a.m., followed by a
2.7-mile walk at 10:30 a.m.

STREET SWEEPING RESUMES APRIL 2nd

Thursday, March 29, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Traffic and Parking Department remind all residents that regular street sweeping schedules will resume beginning Monday, April 2nd and continue through December 31st 2012.

 

SOMERVILLE’S VETERAN’S MEMORIAL SKATING RINK HOSTS INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY TOURNEY

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SOMERVILLE - This week, the City of Somerville is hosting several elite youth hockey teams for the first-ever "Transatlantic Invitational" hockey tournament, including youth from premiere Russian hockey leagues and youth from across the New England region.  Five Russian teams - three Bantam and two Pee-Wee - have traveled to Somerville for the tournament, including members of the Lokomotiv Yugoslavl Club Team, whose parent organization produced NHL star Alexander Ovechkin, currently playing for the Washington Capitals.  Also participating in the tournament ar

3RD ANNUAL MAYOR’S FITNESS CHALLENGE KICKS OFF MARCH 31ST

Monday, March 26, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The City's 3rd annual "Mayor's Fitness Challenge" will kick off with an event on Saturday, March 31st at the Somerville High School field house, 81 Highland Ave.  The Fitness Challenge encourages community members to pledge to embody the Shape Up Somerville motto, "Eat Smart, Play Hard, Move More," by making smarter food choices and increasing daily physical activity.  Individuals may participate in one of two ways:  1) by forming or joining teams of up to 10 people.

RESISTAT OFFERS CHANCE TO WIN SPOTS ON MAYOR’S PERSONAL FITNESS CHALLENGE TEAM

Monday, March 19, 2012

SOMERVILLE – With the March 31st kick-off of the City’s third annual Fitness Challenge less than two weeks away, Mayor Joseph Curtatone has announced that the City’s ResiStat program is offering Somerville residents up to three positions on his personal fitness challenge team.  One of the staples of the Fitness Challenge, which encourages community members to embody the Shape Up Somerville motto, "Eat Smart, Move More," is

TRAFFIC & PARKING DEPT TO PILOT BACK-IN ANGLED PARKING IN UNION SQUARE

Monday, March 19, 2012

SOMERVILLE -
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Acting Transportation and Parking Director Matthew Dias announced today that the City will be seeking to install back-in, angled parking along Bow Street in Union Square. The Bow Street installation, which would begin in May, will add 22
new spaces and increase the street's metered parking by 90 percent. At the same time, the change will greatly improve safety and
visibility for drivers as well as for pedestrians and bicyclists.

SPD vs. SFD Annual "Guns n' Hoses" Hockey Game Set for 3/30

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The
annual "Guns N' Hoses" hockey game, between the Somerville Police Department
and the Somerville Fire Department, will be held this year on Friday. March 30th
at 7:00 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Rink on Somerville Avenue.  In its 10th year, the theme is "The
Youth of Somerville," and, fittingly, proceeds from the game will benefit the
Somerville Youth Hockey Association. 
Mayor Joseph A.

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