Cable Television Renewal License Transfer Hearing

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The public is invited to attend a public hearing and give testimony on the request for approval of the transfer of control of the cable television licensee from Yankee Cable Partners, LLC to Radiate Holdings, LP due to the sale of RCN from Yankee Cable to Radiate Holdings.

Lower Speed Limit Goes Into Effect November 7 in Somerville

Monday, November 7, 2016

As of Monday, November 7, new speed limit signs will be up at City entrances and lower speed limits will be in effect across the City of Somerville. The new speed limit throughout the city is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.

Annual Domestic Violence Vigil to be Held October 5

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Commission for Women, and RESPOND announce the Annual Candlelight Vigil in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Wednesday, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Statue Park in Davis Square.

Celebrate the Completion of Prospect Hill Tower, Sep. 19

Monday, September 12, 2016

Join Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 3 Alderman Robert J. McWatters, the Community Preservation Committee and Community Preservation Act (CPA) project implementers on Monday, September 19, at 6 p.m. for a celebration to mark the reopening of Prospect Hill Tower.

Argenziano School Playground Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, September 8, 2016

You’re invited to join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, and Somerville Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Argenziano School playground (290 Washington St.) on Monday, Sept. 12, at 2:45 p.m.

Informational Session & Public Hearing on FY17 Water & Sewer Rates, Wed., Sept. 7

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

To provide background, answer questions, and take public testimony regarding the fiscal year 2017 Somerville Water and Sewer Rate Charges, an Informational Session with Q&A followed by a Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in the Somerville High School Library, 81 Highland Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

Applications for Community Preservation Act Funding Eligibility Now Available

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SOMERVILLE – More than $1.5 million is available for historic resources, open spaces and recreation land projects in Somerville through the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The City invites residents, organizations and businesses to submit eligibility determination forms to see if they qualify for the funding. The forms and additional application materials can be found at

Announcement Regarding Somerville's Ch. 91 Appeal of Everett Casino

Monday, August 22, 2016

The City of Somerville successfully resolved a number of our community's core concerns regarding the Wynn casino project through our recent appeal of the casino's Ch. 91 license. For this reason, we will not pursue further appeal of the license via the courts. I want to be clear, our appeal was never about stopping the casino but rather about our civic duty to protect the health, safety, and quality of life of our residents. While we did not get everything we asked for, the appeal did yield significant and meaningful results for our residents, so we feel the process worked.

Community Request: Help Your Neighborhood Trees during Drought

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Current severe drought conditions have left many of our street trees in dire need of water. While our Department of Publics Works crews are working diligently to care for the needs of our parks, open spaces, and trees, we need the community’s help to provide water to our street trees during these extreme conditions.

Deadline to Register for State Primary Election is Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

With the Thursday, September 8, state primary quickly approaching, the City of Somerville would like to remind residents that the deadline for registering to vote in that election is Friday, August 19, 2016, at 5 p.m. This is also the deadline for voters wanting to change party affiliation.