Conway Park & Playground Update 6/19/18Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Learn more at www.somervillema.gov/ConwayField
Learn more at www.somervillema.gov/ConwayField
With the outdoor grilling season well underway, the Somerville Fire Department is reminding residents that the use of charcoal, wood or propane grills is not allowed on porches, balconies, fire escapes or roofs.
Learn more at www.somervillema.gov/GrillSafety
SOMERVILLE – Mitigating lead paint hazards in Somerville’s housing supply is one of the priorities on Mayor Curtatone’s affordable housing agenda. This month, the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development Housing Division kicks off a new program – Lead Paint Safe Somerville – designed to help address those hazards.
A new date for the closure of a portion of the Community Path (Buena Vista Road to the Cambridge City line) has been announced. The closure is now set to begin on June 24, 2018, and will last for approximately three months.
With construction on the new Somerville High School building project underway and set to ramp up in the summer months, gradual changes to parking options on the Central Hill Campus (which includes City Hall, Somerville High School, and the Somerville Public Library) and the surrounding public streets have begun.
The Somerville Public Library invites all members of the community to participate in the 2018 Summer Reading Program, running from June 19 to August 15. All three library locations will be offering a variety of programs and prizes around this year’s national Collaborative Summer Reading Program theme, Libraries Rock!™. For the second year in a row, the Somerville Public Library will be offering programs for readers of all ages, including children, teens, and adults.
More information at https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2018/06/17/annual-historic-bike-ride
The Fixer Fair celebrates repair! Don’t recycle it, FIX it. Don't buy a new one, make your old one better! Join the Somerville Arts Council on Sunday, June 10 in Union Square for the Fixer Fair, from noon to 3 p.m.
Please join the City of Somerville and Somerville Public Schools on Tuesday, June 12, to celebrate the first major milestone in the Somerville High School rebuilding project.
SOMERVILLE – Application materials for this year’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds as well as the FY19 Community Preservation Plan, which sets the funding allocations and priorities for the year, are now available.
An estimated $1.1 million is available for projects that preserve Somerville’s historic resources and expand and improve our parks and recreation land, including $210,000 earmarked for open space acquisition. This year marks the first year that the minimum funding allocations have changed since the program began in FY15. This year’s funding allocations are:
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville High School Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) on Tuesday, June 5, at 2:45 p.m., to raise the Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month and LGBTQ Youth Pride.
This month, the Somerville Board of Aldermen approved and allocated more than $8.3 million in Community Preservation Act funding to ten open space and historic preservation projects and the 100 Homes Initiative, upon the recommendation of the Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC).
Mayor Curtatone and President of the Board of Aldermen Katjana Ballantyne have announced their appointments to the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC): Jennifer Blundell, Victor DoCouto, and William Durkin. The AAC will be tasked with making nonpartisan and informed recommendations for appointments to critical City boards and commissions. Members will review and select applicants based on relevant qualifications and skills and their ability and commitment to represent and serve the interests of the entire community.
Mayor Curtatone announced today that the City has formally submitted a borrowing authorization request and a request for appropriation to the Board of Aldermen to acquire the parcel at 90 Washington St.
Over the past five years residents and business owners have work with planners from the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development to envision the future of Davis Square. Now, there’s another opportunity to weigh in. The Davis Square Neighborhood Plan was recently released and is ready for review. If you are interested in submitting comments on the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan, please send them to [email protected] by Friday, June 1.
The Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Media Center announce the third annual Cinema Somerville Outdoor Film Festsival, set for Saturday, May 19, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
The 2018 Somerville Heroes Salute is set to honor eight Somerville heroes during the annual recognition ceremony, including a Profile in Courage Lifetime Achievement Award to Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Thomas G. Kelley.
Throughout the month, the SHPC partners with other local organizations to host events honoring Somerville’s history and historic assets.
Join the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and Ward 2 Alderman J.T. Scott on Tuesday, May 8, for a community meeting to discuss the City’s newest open space at ArtFarm. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Argenziano School cafeteria, 290 Washington St. ArtFarm is located on the site of the former waste transfer station at 10 Poplar St.
For more information contact Luisa Oliveira at [email protected].
Please join Somerville Commissioner of Veterans’ Services Bryan Bishop and project design team CBA Landscape Architects on Tuesday, May 1, for the second community meeting to discuss the redesign of Henry Hansen Park. The community meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Visiting Nurse Association, 259 Lowell Street. The design team will present several concepts for the park redesign.