Residents Sought for Newly Established Mayor's Appointments Advisory CommitteeTuesday, February 20, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for positions on Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s recently established Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC). The committee will be tasked with reviewing applications and making recommendations for vacant Mayor-appointed posts on boards and commissions with regulatory or decision-making authority.
Rescheduled Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill Set for March 4Friday, February 16, 2018
After having to be canceled due to extreme cold, Somerville’s annual Grand Union Flag Raising is back! The event, rescheduled from January 1 to March 4, 2018, will kick off with a procession from City Hall to Prospect Hill Tower, followed by a reenactment ceremony for the 242nd anniversary of the "Grand Union" flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park.
West Branch Library Landscape Meeting February 24, Community Meeting February 26Friday, February 16, 2018
Please join Ward 6 Alderman Lance Davis, the Somerville Capital Projects and Planning Department, the Somerville Public Library, and the project design team for upcoming meetings to discuss plans for the West Branch Library. A walkthrough landscape meeting will be held on Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the West Branch Library, 40 College Ave. A full community meeting will be held on Monday, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church located at 31 College Ave. where we will review and discuss the findings from the walkthrough.
Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Seeking Volunteers for 2018 Docent ProgramFriday, February 16, 2018
The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) and Historic Somerville are currently seeking volunteers for the City’s Docent Program, which offers guided tours and information about Somerville’s historic sites.
$1.9 Million Awarded to Combat Homelessness in Somerville and ArlingtonThursday, February 8, 2018
More than $1.9 million in federal grant funding has been awarded for homeless assistance programs in Somerville and Arlington through the federal Continuum of Care Program Competition, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced this week.
Applications Due March 1 for 2018 Urban Agriculture Ambassador ProgramThursday, February 8, 2018
The City of Somerville’s Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program (UAAP) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class.
Somerville Seeks Members and Advisors for Internet Task ForceWednesday, February 7, 2018
SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville is forming an Internet Access Task Force to explore options to preserve and expand affordable and neutral internet service across the City. Community members interested in serving as members are encouraged to apply. Area experts willing to serve as occasional or one-time advisors are also sought for a wide range of knowledge areas from public utilities management and small cell technology to federal communications policy.
Somerville, Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge Launch "SNAP Card to Ride" Bike ShareTuesday, February 6, 2018
SOMERVILLE- The Metro-Boston public bike share system, Hubway, is now available at a significant discount to income-eligible families and individuals. The City of Somerville along with Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, the Department of Transitional Assistance, and bike share operator Motivate announced earlier this month the launch of the "SNAP Card to Ride" program.
City’s “HeatSmart CoolSmart” Program Ends Soon; Residents & Businesses Encouraged to Sign Up by February 15Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The City of Somerville’s HeatSmart CoolSmart program ends soon, and residents and can sign up through February 15, 2018 for the program which could reduce utility bills and increase a building’s efficiency.
Allen Street Playground Community Meeting February 12, 2018Monday, January 29, 2018
Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Ward 2 Alderman JT Scott, and Alderman at Large Stephanie Hirsch for a community meeting on Monday, February 12, to discuss upcoming renovations to the Allen Street Playground. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Public Safety Building at 220 Washington St.
Residents Encouraged to Return Completed 2018 Census FormFriday, January 26, 2018
Over the next few weeks, Somerville residents will be receiving the 2018 Annual City Census in the mail and we urge everyone to fill out and return theirs. High census participation provides an accurate population count and helps the City plan municipal services and adapt as the population changes. The Elections Department also uses the census to help keep voting rolls up to date.
Quarterly Public Meetings to be Held to Discuss Updates to Gradual Parking Changes on Central Hill CampusThursday, January 25, 2018
All interested residents are invited to attend public quarterly meetings where City staff will provide updates about parking changes, new data collection, and strategies for impact mitigation.
Somerville and Five Other Cities File Amicus Brief on Tax Ballot MeasureThursday, January 25, 2018
Also referred to as the “millionaire tax,” the proposed amendment to the State Constitution would add a 4 percent surtax on income over $1 million.
Somerville Seeking Residents to Serve on Central Hill Campus Working GroupThursday, January 25, 2018
The City is seeking residents impacted by the changes in parking to serve on the Central Hill Campus Parking Working Group.
FY 2018 Property Tax Update Now AvailableThursday, January 18, 2018
Philips, Global Leader in Health Technology and Innovation, Coming to Cambridge CrossingThursday, January 11, 2018
The Cities of Cambridge and Somerville announced today that Philips will move its North American headquarters to Cambridge Crossing in 2020.
New Passenger Drop-Off, Pickup Zones Established in Davis SquareThursday, January 11, 2018
In an effort to increase safety in one of Somerville’s busiest areas, new street signs are up and five spaces across Davis Square are now designated as passenger drop-off and pickup only zones.
City Hall Annex Temporarily Closed Due to Burst PipeTuesday, January 9, 2018
Somerville City Hall Annex will be temporarily closed until further notice for emergency repairs related to a burst pipe. Some departments have been moved to temporary locations, which are listed below, while others will work remotely.