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.

MAYOR CURTATONE ANNOUNCES LOCAL JOBS ADVISORY PANEL

Monday, March 05, 2012
SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone announced today that he had established a new advisory group to assist
the City in the development and implementation of programs designed to encourage
and support efforts by area employers to hire local residents.  To be known as the Somerville Jobs Advisory
Committee (SJAC), the eleven-member panel will begin meeting later this
month.  The group will examine best
practices for matching local job candidates to local training and hiring opportunities
as a service for both residents and employers.

WOMEN’S COMMISSION TO HONOR LOCAL WOMAN, ORGANIZATION FOR BEST

Thursday, March 01, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The
Somerville Health Department and the Office of Somerville Commissions announce
that this year's award recipients for "Best Service Provider to Women" by the
Somerville Commission for Women will be CASPAR and the "Somerville Woman of
Excellence" award will be presented to Regina Bertholdo of the Parent
Information Center in the Somerville Public Schools.  Awards will be presented at the upcoming
reception honoring Women's History Month, held at the Lowell Street Visiting
Nurses' Association (VNA) on March 21st.   Awards

SOMERVILLE LIBRARY TO HOST CELEBRATION, PERFORMANCE FOR DICKENS’ 200th BIRTHDAY

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The Somerville
Public Library invites all interested residents to attend a unique birthday
celebration in honor of Charles Dickens, who would have been 200 this
year.  In honor of the literary giant,
the Central Branch Library, at 79 Highland Ave., will host a performance by
Somerville actor, director, choreographer and teacher, Albert Cremin, entitled,
Introducing Mr.

“LOVE TOTE” PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Sunday, February 05, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone will present winners of the "It's the Love Tote" Photo Contest with Certificates of Exemplary Zero-Sortness on Tuesday, February 7th at 4:00 p.m.

MAYOR ACCEPTS “FRIENDLY” SUPERBOWL CHALLENGE FROM SOMERVILLE NEW JERSEY

Thursday, February 02, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Fresh from recent victories in the WFNX FM "My
Song is Better than Your Song" Battle of the Mayors, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has
accepted a Superbowl challenge from Somerville, NJ Mayor Brian Gallagher.  Gallagher has offered to wear a New England
Patriots jersey at one of his city's official public meetings "if the Patriots
could somehow win this game," said Somerville, NJ Administrator Kevin Sluka.  In return, Mayor Curtatone is expected to wear
a New York Giants jersey if New York prevails in Sunday's NFL championship
game.

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