City Gets Authority to Prosecute Code Violations

Thursday, July 7, 2016

SOMERVILLE -- Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone have reached an agreement under which the City of Somerville’s Law Department will be able to criminally prosecute certain code violations.

The memorandum of understanding allows Assistant City Solicitor David Shapiro to act as a Special Assistant District Attorney responsible for handling Somerville cases. The agreement coordinates efforts between the City and the District Attorney’s office, and will enable the City to pursue problem property owners more efficiently.

Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market Returns 7/8

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The City of Somerville and Shape Up Somerville, in partnership with Groundwork Somerville, announces the return of the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market for its sixth season, beginning on Friday, July 8.

Somerville Open Space Plan Open House 7/6 at 6pm

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Residents are encouraged to examine the plan -- which includes data on public parks, green spaces, and Somerville’s urban canopy – and to discuss open space planning in the City.

Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday, June 17

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite the public to attend the Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park (near the Argenziano School playground).

Medical Marijuana Facility Permit Process Information Session, April 26

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Now that medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, the City of Somerville has established a Medical Marijuana Treatment Facility Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from the City’s Department of Health and Human Services, the Planning Department, and the Police Department. The Advisory Committee will serve to administer a fair and objective municipal review process for all parties interested in opening a Medical Marijuana Treatment Facility in Somerville.

City to Offer Second “How to Open a Business” Workshop March 31

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Are you a local entrepreneur interested in starting a business, but not sure where to start? Come to the City of Somerville’s second “How to Open a Business” Workshop on Thurs., March 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Canopy (212 Elm St., 3rd floor), to speak with City staff and business liaisons to learn more!

High School Meetings and Tours to Highlight Renovation/Rebuild Options

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Somerville High School Building Committee has two upcoming meetings planned where residents can learn more about options for future plans for Somerville High School and share their comments.

A regular meeting of the Building Committee is scheduled for Monday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kennedy School, 5 Cherry St. This meeting will include updates on the process so far, information on what’s coming next, and an opportunity for public comment.

Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program Seeking Applicants for 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

The City of Somerville is sponsoring the 2016 Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program (UAAP). Taught by Green City Growers, a Somerville-based urban agriculture company, the program is now seeking applicants for the 2016 class. The UAAP, which started as a pilot in 2013, will train 20 residents in urban growing techniques in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer service in garden projects across the city.

Athletic Fields Master Planning Public Meetings on Mar. 9 and Mar. 15

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone invites all interested persons to two presentations and discussions on the City’s Athletic Fields Master Planning process on March 9 and 15. City park planners, Recreation staff, and SomerStat analysts will share data on permitted field usage citywide, discuss factors that guide field planning and maintenance, and lay out recommendations for field improvements and maintenance investments. A Q&A will follow and community members are invited to provide feedback. To enable more residents to participate, the same meeting will be held twice on different dates: