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Mayor Ballantyne Announces “New Small Business Vitality” Grant Program

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Economic Development Division announce the New Small Business Vitality grant program. Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the program is designed to foster the vitality and growth of small businesses, providing essential support to budding entrepreneurs. The New Small Business Vitality Grant offers up to 12 months of rental support for new physical storefronts up to a maximum of $50,000.  “It’s well known that the startup costs and…

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne Announcing 2024 Integrated Pest Management Plan to Combat Rodent Issues

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Somerville’s Inspectional Services Department are proud to announce Somerville’s 2024 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan, a comprehensive strategy crafted through collaborative efforts between various city departments and community stakeholders. Aimed at enhancing rodent management efforts, the updated plan incorporates Integrated Pest Management principles to effectively address rodent issues across residential, public, and commercial areas within the city.…

Curbside Yard Waste Pickup Resumes Week of April 15 in Somerville

Somerville’s yard waste pickup begins for the season the week of April 15th. That week's collection is on a one-day delay due to the Patriots’ Day Holiday on Monday, April 15, so put all trash, recycling, and yard waste out one day later than you normally would. A full yard waste calendar is available at somervillema.gov/yardwaste and is also in the Environmental Service Guide mailed to all households this month. Yard waste should be put out with your trash and recycling on your normal pickup…

Mayor Ballantyne Invites Local Teens to Apply for Mayor’s 2024 Summer Jobs Program

Applications are now open for the City of Somerville Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne encourages all interested local teens to apply. Interested teens can apply online now at somervillema.gov/summerjobs. Applications are due by Sunday, April 28. All applicants will be interviewed the week of May 13.  About the Mayor’s Summer Job Program Every summer, the City of Somerville hires local teens to work with a variety of City departments, such as the Recreation Department, the…

Join the Mystic River Outfall and Sewer Separation Community Meeting on April 24

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 4 Councilor Jesse Clingan, and City staff invite you to join a virtual community meeting to learn about flood relief and water quality improvement efforts planned for Winter Hill, Ten Hills, and the surrounding neighborhood.  The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Visit the project website at somervillema.gov/mysticoutfall to learn more and attend the meeting. For those unable to attend, a recording of the presentation will be…

SustainaVille Week 2024: Celebrate Climate Action in Somerville, April 20-27

Join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Office of Sustainability and Environment for a series of free and family friendly events and interactive activities to celebrate SustainaVille Week, April 20-27, an annual celebration of climate action in Somerville during the week of Earth Day. See the full schedule of events online here: www.somervillema.gov/sustainavilleweek. “Whether it’s planting a pollinator garden, advocating to decarbonize new construction in our area, recycling,…

Mayor Ballantyne Invites Somerville to Celebrate the ‘Week of the Young Child’ April 8-12, 2024

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Somerville Public Schools, and Somerville’s early childhood community invite Somerville parents, children, and educators to celebrate the Week of the Young Child from April 8 to 12, 2024. The Week of the Young Child was designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. This week of celebrations will include programming and activities across the city, family-…

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne Invites Community to Join the West Broadway Reconstruction Open House Saturday, April 13 

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 7 Councilor Judy Pineda Neufeld, and the City of Somerville Office of Mobility are inviting the community to an open house to discuss proposed new designs for Broadway between Clarendon Avenue and Alewife Brook Parkway. The event will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Somerville Neighborhood School (177 Powder House Blvd).  The City of Somerville is planning to reconstruct sidewalks and repave Broadway between Clarendon Avenue and…

Somerville Street Sweeping Resumes Monday, April 1

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Parking Department are reminding all residents that regular street sweeping schedules officially resume Monday, April 1, and will continue through December 31, 2024.    Somerville's street cleaning program is an essential public works program that not only keeps our city cleaner but also reduces the risk of flooding and icing due to clogged storm drains.  Residents and community members can check street signs to know when parking is unavailable due to…

Mayor Ballantyne Inviting Somerville Community to Spring Civic Day Celebration

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne invites community members to attend the city’s spring Civic Day celebration on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) and on the City Hall concourse. Civic Day aims to provide community members of all ages with fun, interactive opportunities to learn about City government, programs, services, and ways to get involved. Currently planned activities include lawn games, face painting, trivia, City Hall scavenger hunts, and exploring a…

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