Personal Property Inspections Begin Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Personal Property Inspections (equipment used in the conduct of business) will begin on Monday, January 23 and continue for approximately three months.  The Assessing Office Personal Property consultant will be visiting new businesses as well as approximately 1/3 of existing businesses to inventory equipment used in the conduct of business.  Representatives of Real Estate Research Consultants (RRC) will be in the field with identification and the Assessors’ ask for and appreciate your cooperation.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Assessing at 617 625-6600 x3100.

Somerville Seeking Consultant to Develop Climate Action Plan

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to work closely with the Office of Sustainability and Environment to develop the city’s Climate Change Action Plan, which will serve as the comprehensive strategy for addressing climate change in Somerville.

MLK Day Celebrations in Somerville Planned for Jan. 16

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Health and Human Services Department and the Somerville Public Schools announce the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, entitled, “One Somerville,” to be held on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of national Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Watch or Read Mayor Curtatone's Midterm Address (Jan. 9, 2017)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Good evening President White, Vice President Ballantyne, Chair Pitone and Vice Chair Green; honorable members of the Board of Aldermen, School Committee, and Somerville Delegation, Superintendent Skipper; honored guests, friends, family, and staff. And above all, welcome, Somerville residents.

Update: Somerville Police Capture Federal Prison Escapee

Thursday, January 5, 2017


(1/15/17 - 4:17 p.m.)

The suspect in this morning’s attempted robbery in Cambridge, and a subsequent attempted robbery in Somerville this afternoon, has been captured by Somerville Police. Police have confirmed that the suspect in custody is James Morales, the subject of a Mass. State Police manhunt over the past several days.

We appreciate your vigilance and cooperation as this situation unfolded today.


Somerville State of the City Address Scheduled for Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Mayor’s annual State of the City Address, and mid-term addresses by the President of the Board of Aldermen and the Chairperson of the Somerville School Committee will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.

241st Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill, January 1, 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SOMERVILLE – In its annual tradition, the City of Somerville will kick off the New Year (and Somerville’s 175th Birthday celebrations) on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, with a reenactment ceremony for the 241st anniversary of the "Grand Union" flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park. The ceremony begins at Prospect Hill at noon, however a processional led by a re-enactor portraying General George Washington on horseback will leave from the City Hall Concourse at 11:30 a.m. As always, members of the public are invited to participate, and are encouraged to wear traditional colonial clothing.

Historic Somerville Merchandise on Sale for Holiday Season

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Just in time to complete your holiday shopping, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission has “Preserving Somerville” merchandise available for sale! The T-shirts (youth and adult sizes), long-sleeved shirts, and tote bags, designed by Somerville High School students, come in a variety of colors that can be viewed on the Commission’s website at Full color woven and washable afghans are also available and include images of iconic historic sites in the City.

Somerville Seeking Residents to Advise on Capital Improvement Projects

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The City of Somerville announced today that it is forming a community advisory committee to assist in the review and recommendation of capital improvement projects for upcoming fiscal years. The committee, which will comprise five community members, will work with City staff to review and provide feedback and recommendations, on behalf of the entire community, on project prioritization.

Applicants Sought for Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mayor Curtatone is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor's Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC). The CEUCC advises the City and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Environment on climate change and energy policy issues and assists the City in program design and outreach related to these topics.

Community Path Paving Coming in Spring

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A section of the Community Path will be repaved in the spring of 2017 thanks to funding through the Community Preservation Act (CPA).

Annual Holiday Celebrations in Somerville this December

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Join Mayor Curtatone and City staff for Somerville’s annual holiday celebrations, kicking off on Thursday, December 1, with the Christmas Tree Lighting and visit from Santa Claus, on the City Hall Concourse. Also part of the 2016 events are the Somerville Arts Council’s Illuminations Tour on December 16, and a ceremonial lighting of a Menorah on the City Hall Concourse on December 24.