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Join Somerville’s Annual National Night Out Event Tuesday, August 6: Free Family-Friendly Fun, Music, Food, and More

Community members looking for a night out this summer can look no further than the City of Somerville’s annual National Night Out Event hosted by the Somerville Police Department and the Somerville Office of Parks & Recreation.    The free event, set to take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, from 5-8 p.m. at Trum Field (541 Broadway), will include a diverse array of family-friendly activities including:  Water slides Moon bounces Face painting Balloon animals Petting zoo…

Heat Advisory for Somerville July 15-16: Take Precautions to Stay Safe and Cool

High heat is expected in Somerville and the region early this week with actual temperatures in the 90s and feels-like temperatures around 100 degrees. At this time, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Monday and Tuesday. Although there is currently no Heat Advisory in place for Wednesday, the temperature is also expected to remain in the 90s on Wednesday. Community members are encouraged to review ways to stay cool, healthy, and safe this week.  If you don’t have…

Somerville Passes Budget for Fiscal Year 2025 with Major Investments in Core City Services and Workforce Equity

On June 20, 2024, the Somerville City Council passed the Ballantyne administration’s proposed $360 million Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) budget, delivering on Mayor Katjana Ballantyne’s key investments in schools, City services, and workforce equity. "Through the FY25 budget, we're sustaining the historic investments of the past two years while affirming our resources and dedicated staff can continue driving our community forward,” said Mayor Ballantyne. “I’m grateful for the invaluable support of…

Applications Now Open for Nine Income-Restricted Apartments at 154 Broadway

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) are pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for nine (9) income-restricted apartments at The Guild, located at 154 Broadway. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 1.  The Guild consists of nine inclusionary rental units designated for households making at or below 50% AMI, 80% AMI or 110% AMI (Area Median Income). Please note that no…

Buy Fresh, Affordable Local Produce at the City of Somerville Mobile Farmers Market

The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market is gearing up for the 2024 season selling fresh produce across the city on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 11 through October 26. All produce is sourced from local farms and priced low to make healthy, fresh foods affordable and accessible to all. The mobile market accepts cash, debit cards, SNAP, Fresh Connect, WIC Farmers Market Coupons, and Senior Farmers Market Coupons.   Here’s where you can find the mobile market this summer and fall…

City of Somerville Honoring 2024 Disability Pride Month

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Commission for Persons With Disabilities (SCPD) are announcing a series of events throughout July to recognize and celebrate Disability Pride Month. This month-long celebration will feature a variety of activities designed to raise awareness, celebrate the contributions of individuals with disabilities, and foster an inclusive community spirit. “We are very thankful to Mayor Ballantyne and the Department of Racial and Social Justice (RSJ) who have…

Somerville Police Investigating Two Separate Shooting Incidents Week of June 24

The following is an important update from the Somerville Police regarding recent gun activity. The Somerville Police Department is actively investigating two recent gun incidents that occured this week (week of June 24, 2024).   The first incident occurred on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 11:58 p.m. when police responded to shots fired in the area of Summer Street near Bow Street. Several homes were damaged, and one resident reported shots were fired into their apartment.  A…

Somerville Invited to Brickbottom Neighborhood Plan Public Meeting on Monday, July 8

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City’s Planning, Preservation, and Zoning Department invite Somerville community members to a public meeting to help inform the final draft of the Brickbottom Neighborhood Plant. City Staff will present the most current version of the plan and will answer questions from the community.  The meeting will be hybrid, taking place both in-person and via Zoom.  Meeting Details Date: Monday, July 8, 2024  Time: 6 - 8 p.m. In-Person Meeting Location…

City of Somerville Announcing Resale of One (1) Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity at 9 Avon Place

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) are pleased to announce the income-restricted resale of one (1) 3-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom condominium. Located at 9 Avon Place, unit nine will be available to income-eligible households with a combined annual gross income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).  9 Avon Pl. Unit 9 is a townhouse located in the East Somerville neighborhood. There is access to free, on-site…

Somerville Hosting Tufts Street Reconstruction Community Open House, Thursday, July 11

EVENT UPDATE: The Tufts Street Open House has been postponed to Thursday, July 11. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward One Councilor Matthew McLaughlin, and City of Somerville staff invite you to a community open house to learn about the updated design for transportation safety improvements on Tufts Street.    The event will take place Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Park Playground. If there is inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to July 11. …

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