City of Somerville Seeking Climate Forward Ambassadors

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The City of Somerville is seeking community members looking for an opportunity to learn something new, get more involved in the community, and become local leaders as Climate Forward Ambassadors. The City's Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) is launching the new ambassador program to educate a diverse group of Somerville residents about climate change. The goal is to increase the Somerville community’s capacity to engage in climate action.

2019 Roll Call of Heroes Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony: Sun., May 26 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sunday May 26, 2019
4:00pm
Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144

Annual Observance of Memorial Day as we honor and remember our fallen heroes. 69 heroes from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the 1983 Beirut Bombing are laid to rest here in the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. This ceremony provides an opportunity for our City to come together the honor the service and sacrifice of all who serve.

West Branch Library Renovation Groundbreaking, Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis, and Somerville Library Director Cathy Piantigini invite you to celebrate the start of renovations to the West Branch Library at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m., at 40 College Avenue in Davis Square. Once work is completed, the West Branch will be accessible, will include community meeting space, and will be set up to meet modern library and community needs while preserving historic features.

Somerville Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, May 4

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares for the annual Spring Cleanup, on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. All participants are invited to meet at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive from 9 to 10 a.m. for breakfast, a short speaking programs, and information from local environmental organizations before heading out to cleanup sites.

Third Annual SustainaVille Week Celebrates the Environment and Going Green, April 27-May 4

Friday, April 5, 2019

Join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Somerville’s SustainaVille program, and other City and community partners in celebrating the third annual SustainaVille week. From Saturday, April 27 through Saturday, May 4, there will be a variety of activities for all ages celebrating sustainability and climate action. Activities include an Arbor Day and Gardening Fair, a self-guided citywide sustainability tour, and an interactive panel discussion about the changing world of waste and recycling. The full schedule of events is below.

Patriots’ Day Celebration, April 15 at Foss Park

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Celebrate Patriots’ Day at the City’s annual festivities at Foss Park on Mon., April 15. “Paul Revere” will stop by during a reenactment of his historic ride from Boston to Lexington. Attendees can also enjoy the Colonial Fair where they can play games and complete a “Colonial Passport.” There will be Colonial-era refreshments and music by the Somerville High School band. The Patriots’ Day Celebration will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Brandon Wilson at 617-625-6600 ext.

Community Update on City of Somerville - Tufts Partnership Agreement Negotiations 4/16

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The public is invited to a community update on the status of negotiations between the City and Tufts University for a new Partnership Agreement between the City and the university. Hosted by Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the members of the Mayor’s Tufts Partnership Negotiating Committee, the update will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m.

City Of Somerville Announces 2019 Teen Summer Jobs Program

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Attention Somerville Youth! The Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program will be accepting applications for summer 2019 starting Monday, April 1. Through the annual program, more than 100 Somerville teens will be placed within City departments as well as with private business partners in Somerville. Eligible students must be Somerville residents, enrolled in high school, and at least 16 years of age. Limited opportunities are available for youth that are at least 14 years of age with the Department of Recreation.

Public Hearing on Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety April 3 at 6 p.m.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Members of the public are invited to attend and speak at a Public Hearing on traffic safety, traffic calming, and the Traffic Calming Petition submitted by the Somerville Pedestrian and Transit Advocacy Group and signed by approximately 350 people. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Upcoming Vision Zero Safe Streets Meetings and Public Hearing

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The City of Somerville has been working to produce a strategic plan to guide its safe streets work, using the global “Vision Zero” movement as a framework to eliminate traffic crashes that result in severe injuries and fatalities.  A series of community engagement opportunities have been scheduled for residents and stakeholders to discuss the City’s public policy framework around safe streets. Upcoming opportunties include: 

Mayors of Cambridge and Somerville Partner to Establish United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mayor Marc C. McGovern and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced this morning the establishment of the United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants, a partnership between the Mayors’ Offices and the Cambridge Community Foundation.

“By unifying efforts to raise funds for the most vulnerable families in our community, we can help valued neighbors and stabilize families impacted by the stress and uncertainty of ongoing shifts in TPS and DACA
status, and those seeking asylum.”

City Seeking Members for Boards and Commissions

Friday, March 15, 2019

The City of Somerville is seeking to fill vacancies on five 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 Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Joint Statement On New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Friday, March 15, 2019

In Somerville, we pride ourselves on being a city that is home to people from all around the world and of every religion. So, when an atrocity like the mosque attacks in New Zealand takes place, we feel it here. We want to state emphatically our revulsion over this type of prejudice-driven violence and our solidarity with the people in our local Muslim community.

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