Davis Square Streetscape Meetings Scheduled for June, July, AugustMonday, June 11, 2012
Mayor Joseph A.
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
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 - 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
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 email@example.com or 617-625-6600,
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 - 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,
- 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.
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).
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.
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:
Mayor's Young Somerville Advisory Group (YSAG) invites all interested Somerville residents to attend
a discussion with Mayor Curtatone during their monthly meeting on Wednesday,
SOMERVILLE – The City of