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Prepare for MBTA Orange and Green Line Closures in Somerville

Prepare for MBTA Orange and Green Line Closures in Somerville  The MBTA is suspending service on the entire Orange Line and part of the Green Line for one month to make necessary repairs and improvements. The Orange Line will close starting Friday, August 19, and the Green Line will close from Government Center to Union Square station starting Monday, August 22.   Since the MBTA announced these closures, City of Somerville staff have been meeting daily with MBTA and State officials to support…

Applications Open for 66 Affordable Rental Units at Assembly Row

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce a rental lottery for 66 income-restricted units at Alta Revolution in Assembly Row (290 Revolution Drive), available through the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Units are available to households making at or below 50%, 80%, and 110% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units are available. The first apartments will be ready for occupancy this December.  Two virtual…

Somerville Cyclist Fatally Injured on Broadway

On Friday, August 12, a 72-year-old Somerville man was fatally injured in a collision while cycling near 1055 Broadway just outside of Teele Square. Somerville Police officers responded to the report of the crash at 11:20 a.m. The operator of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The cyclist was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.  The Office of the Middlesex District Attorney, which has jurisdiction…

Somerville Board of Elections Commissioners Seeks One New Member

                    Open Positions: One                     Term: Three years  The City of Somerville seeks one registered Democrat to serve on the Board of Elections Commissioners. The Board consists of four people who represent each of the two leading political parties (Democratic and Republican), as defined in Chapter 50, Section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws.  The Board supports all functions of the Elections Department and assumes nearly all responsibilities relating to primaries and…

Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities Seeks Four Members

The Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) seeks four new members, and Somerville residents are encouraged to apply. Three of the openings must be filled by people who identify as having a disability, and one must be filled by a Somerville resident who is a family member of a person with a disability. The SCPD serves critical functions in the city, such as coordinating and carrying out programs to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Additionally, commissioners…

Somerville Appointments Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Open Positions: Five Term: Three years  The City of Somerville seeks five members for the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC), and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. The AAC makes nonpartisan and informed recommendations for appointments to more than a dozen of the City’s boards and commissions,…

State Primary Election: Early Voting & Vote By Mail Info

Early Voting and Voting by Mail in the Massachusetts Primary Election  The Massachusetts State Primary election is Tuesday, September 6. This election will narrow the field for Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, and Sheriff. Somerville voters can vote early in person or by mail. Register to Vote by August 27 You can register…

JUMANJI: NEXT LEVEL ― Free Outdoor Screening Tonight @ Seven Hills Park

Learn more at https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2022/08/05/jumanji-next-level-somerm...

Somerville to Host “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 10-14

Somerville has been announced as a host city on this year’s nationwide tour of The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Moving Wall has been traveling to cities and towns across the country for nearly forty years to give those who can’t get to Washington a chance to experience the power of the memorial. This fall, it makes its way to Somerville for the first time, setting up in the Mass General Brigham Great Lawn at Assembly Row (399…

Envisioning 90 Washington Street: Design Workshop, August 4

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville invite you to a design workshop for 90 Washington Street, a 4-acre site near the East Somerville Green Line station envisioned as the future home of a new Public Safety Building and a range of civic, commercial, and residential uses. This is the latest engagement event for the 90 Washington Street project, coming after a series of community meetings and listening sessions held earlier this year. At this workshop, participants can use LEGOs to…

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