City to Host Public Meetings to Discuss Zoning Overhaul Process

Thursday, November 12, 2015

City to Host Public Meetings to Discuss Zoning Overhaul Process

Join the OSPCD Planning Division for the next step in the Somerville Zoning Overhaul process.

Each of these meetings will discuss the ideas presented last year in the new zoning ordinance, respond to comments provided in the public review process, and propose changes to the ordinance based upon this feedback.

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Reminder: Share Your #SquareFlair, Join the “Square” Party This Weekend!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Share Your #SquareFlair, Join the “Square” Party This Weekend!

Somerville residents, show us what’s awesome about your neighborhood and your local business district by sharing your #SquareFlair! During the week of Nov. 1 – Nov. 6, use the hashtag #squareflair to show us what you love about your square, an example of how you support your neighbors and your favorite local business, and any way you get involved in your City to help your square win 2015 commemorative All-America City banners!

Mayor Curtatone Joins National Coalition of #ClimateMayors

Sunday, November 01, 2015

SOMERVILLE – With 30 days to go before world leaders convene under the United Nations banner to negotiate a new global agreement to combat climate change, Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today in announcing his membership in the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA), along with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, bringing the total to 32 mayors and cities across the United States.

Sign Up for Bulb Blitz 2015!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Join the City of Somerville for the fifth annual Somerville Bulb Blitz on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, and help prepare your neighborhood for a bright and colorful spring 2016! Residents are invited to join City staff to plant bulbs that will bloom in Spring 2016. Since the Bulb Blitz began in 2011, residents have planted more than 12,300 bulbs citywide! Participants should bring their own tools (bulb planters, shovels, hoes, gloves, etc.). To sign up, visit http://tinyurl.com/2015bulbblitz.

SCAP Conducts Annual ‘Compliance Checks’ at Local Liquor Licensees

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SCAP Conducts Annual ‘Compliance Checks’ at Local Liquor Licensees

Somerville youth conduct compliance checks, sticker shock campaign as part of prevention, enforcement strategies.

SOMERVILLE – Annual compliance checks at all licensed Somerville liquor outlets will take place from November 2015 through June 2016, conducted by Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) and the Somerville Police Department, the Somerville Office of Prevention (SOP) announced today. 

Somerville: Share Your #SquareFlair, Help Your Neighborhood Get Celebratory Banners!

Monday, October 26, 2015

SOMERVILLE – Can you just not hide your Somerville pride? Somerville residents, show us what’s awesome about your neighborhood and your local business district by sharing your #SquareFlair! During the week of Nov. 1 – Nov. 6, use the hashtag #squareflair to show us what you love about your square, an example of how you support your neighbors and your favorite local business, and any way you get involved in your City to help your square win 2015 commemorative All-America City banners! Winners will be announced on Saturday, Nov.

Small Business Assistance Program Targets East Somerville

Monday, October 19, 2015

Small Business Assistance Program Targets East Somerville

Will offer guidance and technical assistance on business operations to eight businesses

SOMERVILLE – The City program that helped small retail and restaurant owners in Magoun Square, Winter Hill and Union Square improve their businesses earlier this year is now aiming to support East Somerville businesses, through a partnership with East Somerville Main Streets and Retail Visioning.

Gilman Square Station Area Plan Wins Urbanism Award

Monday, October 19, 2015

Gilman Square Station Area Plan Wins Urbanism Award

Mayor Curtatone and City’s community-driven plan for area around new Green Line Station earn recognition from the Congress for the New Urbanism New England

Somerville to Change Snow Emergency Parking Policy

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Somerville to Change Snow Emergency Parking Policy 

Alternating odd- and even-side parking takes effect for winter 2015, with switch to even-side parking beginning during 2016-17 season. Major outreach campaign kicks off in 2016

2nd Annual Haiti and Brazil Hit the 'Ville Festival is Sun., 10/18 in Union Sq.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

2ND ANNUAL HAITI AND BRAZIL HIT THE ‘VILLE FESTIVAL SUNDAY, Oct. 18
Food, music, arts, kids' activities and more bring two of Somerville's largest communities together.

SOMERVILLE - Somerville's Haitian and Brazilian communities are coming together for "Haiti and Brazil Hit The ‘Ville," a cultural festival on Sunday, Oct. 18, featuring music, dance, food, family-friendly activities and more for the entire community.

Somerville to Host 'Community Conversations' Series on Race and Racism

Sunday, September 27, 2015

SOMERVILLE TO HOST ‘COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS' SERIES ON RACE AND RACISM
Residents invited to share their experiences, concerns, ideas

 

SOMERVILLE -The City of Somerville will host a new round of its Community Conversations Series, focusing on race and racism in light of ongoing national conversations surrounding this topic, beginning on Oct. 5, 2015, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today.

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