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.

Union Square Land Disposition Agreement: Deadline to Submit Comments is April 14

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Master Land Disposition Agreement (MLDA) between the Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA) and Union Square Master Developer US2 was submitted to the SRA for review at their meeting on February 16, 2017. A copy of the MLDA is available at the link below. The deadline to submit comments on the MLDA is April 14, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Please submit any comments to Emily Hedemanehedeman@somervillema.gov Update: The comment period is now closed.

Community Meeting to Discuss Renovation of Hoyt Playground, March 29

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Join Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang, and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development on Wednesday, March 29, for a community meeting to discuss upcoming renovations to the Hoyt-Sullivan Playground. The meeting will be held at the Visiting Nurse’s Association, 259 Lowell St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. City staff and project architects will present new plans for the playground, which are based on community feedback. To review the plans, visit www.somervillema.gov/hoytsullivan.

Community Meeting to Discuss Cedar St. Infrastructure Project Updates, March 21

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang, and the City of Somerville’s Engineering Department invite all interested residents to a community meeting to discuss the ongoing Cedar Street Water and Sewer Infrastructure Upgrade Project, on Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria in the Kennedy School, 5 Cherry St. Construction is expected to begin on Cedar St. at the beginning of April.

Basic Immigration Law Training for NonProfit and Community Volunteers

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The City of Somerville invites residents, employees of Somerville nonprofit organizations, and employees of nonprofits that directly serve Somerville residents to apply to participate in an intensive, 40-hour Introduction to Immigration Law class offered in partnership with The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).

Prospect Hill Tower Virtual Tour Video Now Available Online

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SOMERVILLE – You can now visit Prospect Hill Tower year round through the newly released virtual tour video: www.somervillema.gov/prospecthilltour. Prospect Hill Tower was built in 1903 with funds from the Union Square Women’s Organization to commemorate the site where the first American flag was raised during the Revolutionary War. The video provides viewers with a tour of the interior of the Tower, with views of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville from the top, and information about the history of Prospect Hill.

SPFJr. Youth Leaders Want Peers to Know, “Most SHS Students DON’T Smoke!”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) announced today that its youth leadership group, Somerville Positive Forces, Junior Edition, will take to the streets on March 8 to promote smoking prevention messages in a colorful way along sidewalks around Somerville High School as part of the National “Kick Butts” Campaign.

Public Hearing on the Union Square Master Land Disposition Agreement Mar. 8

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA) invites the public to comment on the Master Land Disposition Agreement (MLDA) with Union Square Station Associates (US2) at a special SRA meeting and public hearing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. The MLDA between the Somerville Redevelopment Authority and Union Square Master Developer US2 was submitted to the SRA for review at their meeting on February 16, 2017. The SRA will hear comments at the March 8th meeting, and comments are also currently being accepted via email.

Somerville Condominium Review Board Seeking New Member

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The City of Somerville's Condominium Review Board, which is charged with enforcing the condominium conversion ordinance to protect tenants in rental properties being converted to or sold as condominiums, has an open position.

Somerville Seeking Community Members to Fill a Range of Board, Commission Vacancies

Monday, January 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE – Are you looking to get more involved in the City of Somerville? Consider this your chance!

The City of Somerville is seeking Somerville residents to fill vacancies on a number of existing boards and commissions. Term limits and duties vary. Brief descriptions are included below, and full information on the vacancies, as well as information about each board and commission can be found at the links below: