"The Wellbeing of Somerville": Read the 2017 Report and Take Part in the Followup Survey

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The City of Somerville and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) recently completed a community health needs assessment called The Wellbeing of Somerville Report 2017. As a follow up to this report, the City and CHA are working together to better understand the healthcare service needs of the Somerville community. We invite you to take a few minutes to complete the survey below to help us to identify and prioritize health care needs for you, your family, and the Somerville Community. The survey is available in multiple languages and the links are below.

Somerville Commission for Women to Host Women’s History Month Event March 26

Monday, March 5, 2018

Please join the Somerville Commission for Women on Monday, March 26, for a special event in honor of Women’s History Month. “Shaping the Future: Our Community Dialogue,” will be held at the Culinary Arts Bistro located in Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave. (gym entrance) beginning at 6 p.m., and will include Q&A breakout sessions with local female elected officials including representatives from Somerville’s State Delegation, as well as a brief presentation about the Somerville Commission for Women and its ongoing programs and initiatives.

18th Annual Rabies Clinic to Be Held Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to Noon

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Health & Human Services Department, and Somerville Animal Control are pleased to host the 18th Annual Rabies Clinic in the yard at the DPW Highway Garage on Saturday, April 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon. The City's annual rabies clinic gives residents an easy and affordable opportunity to have their dogs and cats vaccinated against the rabies virus. On-site dog licenses are also available. All Somerville residents are required to license their dogs, and a current rabies vaccine is required to obtain a license. 

Residents Sought for Newly Established Mayor's Appointments Advisory Committee

Tuesday, 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 4

Friday, 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 26

Friday, 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 Seeks Members and Advisors for Internet Task Force

Wednesday, 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 Share

Tuesday, 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.

Residents Encouraged to Return Completed 2018 Census Form

Friday, 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.