Central Hill Parking Update Meeting, August 15

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Join City staff on Thursday, August 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Winter Hill Community School cafeteria, 115 Sycamore St., for a quarterly meeting on parking changes on the Central Hill Campus. There is also a form on www.somervillema.gov/shsparking where community members can submit questions, comments, or leave suggestions about parking around Central Hill. 

Powder House Blvd. Community Meeting Scheduled for July 31

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Please join the City of Somerville for a community meeting in regards to ongoing construction and design elements on Powder House Blvd. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powder House Blvd., and will include a brief presentation with construction updates, parking study results, questions about the temporary, short-term solution to stripe a bike lane in one direction on a portion of the Boulevard, (see below), and the completion of traffic calming measures this summer.

POSTPONED: Pedestrian Path at Former Powder House Community School to Close for Approximately 4 Months for Park Construction

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

As part of the ongoing reconstruction of the former Powder House Community School, located at 1060 Broadway, the pedestrian walkway connecting Broadway and Holland St. will need to be closed for approximately four months as the project team begins work on the new green space adjacent to the building. The walkway was originally expected to close in mid- to late-July, however that start date has been postponed. A new start date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sacramento St. Underpass, Between Beacon St. and Somerville Ave., to Close for 3 Months for Accessibility Improvements

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Sacramento St. underpass, beneath the MBTA Fitchburg Commuter Rail tracks between Beacon St. and Somerville Ave., will close to cyclists and pedestrians starting Thursday, July 18, for approximately three months. During the closure, cyclists and pedestrians should use Beacon St. and Somerville Ave. to travel around the work zone.

As part of this project, the existing stairs, concrete ramps, and railings will be reconstructed to improve usability and bring the underpass in compliance with ADA regulations. 

Questions?

Community Meeting to Discuss Central Hill Campus Plan, July 22

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen on Monday evening, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss the plan for the Central Hill Campus (Phase I). The meeting will be held in the Central Library, 71 Highland Ave.

City Seeking Members for Boards and Commissions

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The City of Somerville is seeking to fill vacancies on eight essential boards and commissions appointed by the Mayor and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for community members with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. The Mayor’s office will be accepting applications for the open positions through Monday, August 5, 2019.

Pedestrian Path at Former Powder House Community School to Close for Approximately 4 Months for Park Construction, Beginning in Mid-to-Late July

Monday, July 8, 2019

As part of the ongoing reconstruction of the former Powder House Community School, located at 1060 Broadway, the pedestrian walkway connecting Broadway and Holland St. will need to be closed for approximately four months as the project team begins work on the new green space adjacent to the building. The walkway is expected to close in mid- to late-July, and remain closed through approximately November. During the closure, pedestrians may access Holland St. by heading west on Broadway to Teele Square, or east on Broadway to Paulina St.
 

Healey Schoolyard Design Community Meeting Tuesday, July 9

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and Ward 4 Alderman Jesse Clingan on Tuesday evening, July 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for the first community meeting with our landscape architecture team from Warner Larson Associates. The meeting will be held in the Healey School cafeteria at 5 Meacham St. Warner Larson will present their qualifications, review the criteria for the new schoolyard design, and discuss the layout possibilities.

Independence Day Fireworks June 27 and Related Detours

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Independence Day celebration will begin with free entertainment at 6:30 p.m., concluding with a 30-minute fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m.

The following street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect on Thursday evening:

Celebrate Somerville’s Haitian Community, July 6

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Join the City of Somerville’s SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Somerville Arts Council, and local non-profit organization Haitians United in a celebration of Somerville’s Haitian community. Enjoy a night of art, music, dance, and food on Saturday, July 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Two Affordable Rental Units Available: 38 Day Street & 1119-1133 Broadway

Friday, June 7, 2019

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), in collaboration with Shree Ganesh Realty Trust & Darin Associates announce Affordable rental opportunities for two (2) rental apartments, at 1119-1133 Broadway and 38 Day Street, respectively. The apartments are available through the Inclusionary Housing Program via an application and lottery process for eligible households with a combined gross income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (“AMI”).

Eastbound Traffic on Somerville Ave. to be Restored Monday, June 10; New Daytime Detour Begins Late June

Friday, June 7, 2019

Somerville Ave. will reopen to eastbound traffic through Union Square starting Monday, June 10. A detour has been in place between Dane St. and the Somerville Ave./Washington St. intersection since February. Over the next few weeks, Barletta, the City’s contractor for the Somerville Ave. Utility and Streetscape Improvements Project, will gradually transition out of their current work zone and into the next phase of construction. They’ll move to Bow St. just west of Stone Ave. for approximately one month. Northbound traffic on Webster Ave.

Celebrate Arts, Culture, and Local Business in Ball Square on June 15

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Join the Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Flea for a perfect summer day while supporting local businesses and artists in Ball Square. The annual Joe’s Jazz & Blue’s Festival will kick off the day from noon to 6 p.m., followed by the Somerville Arts Council’s Night Market from 5 to 10 p.m.

Book a Sunsetters Performance in Your Neighborhood this Summer!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Somerville Sunsetters are coming to a street near you! The Sunsetters, a traveling youth performance troupe that performs classic show tunes and modern musicals in Somerville neighborhoods throughout July and August, is now booking shows for the summer 2019 season. Residents interested in hosting a performance in your neighborhood should contact Jackie Rossetti at 617-625-6600 ext. 2614, or [email protected].

Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Releases Revised Events Schedule for 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

With the annual Historic Preservation Month (May) events behind us, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) announced this week a revised schedule for spring events that were postponed due to inclement weather, as well as a revised schedule for Docent Tours of the Prospect Hill Tower, the Old Power House, and the Milk Row Cemetery. Rescheduled events will be held as follows:

SomerVision2040 to Host Forum for Local Artists on Thursday, June 13

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Are you a local artist? Join City of Somerville staff for a forum for local artists as part of SomerVision2040 on Thursday, June 13 beginning at 6 p.m. We’ll discuss your concerns and ideas about how the City can better support our arts and creative economy. The forum will be held at the Lowell St. VNA, 259 Lowell St. (park on Lowell St.).

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