Spring Hill Sewer Separation Community Meeting Feb. 3

Friday, January 17, 2020

Join the Somerville Engineering Department, Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, and Ward 5 Councilor Mark Niedergang on Monday, February 3, for a community meeting to discuss upcoming sewer and roadway infrastructure upgrades planned in the Spring Hill area. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Somerville High School cafeteria, 81 Highland Ave.

Somerville Partners with Cambridge Startup “GoPetie” for Dog Licensing via Smart Phone Apps

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Somerville residents will now be able to license their dogs online and on their mobile device thanks to a new partnership with Cambridge startup GoPetie.

In addition to licensing dogs in person at City Hall, residents now also have the option to either license dogs through the City’s website at www.somervillema.gov/DogLicensing or through the free GoPetie mobile app. Pet owners can add details in the app including a physical description and photos of their dogs to make it easier for Animal Control to identify and reunite lost pets.

Polling Place Workers Sought for March 3, 2020 Election

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The City of Somerville Elections Department is seeking polling place workers for the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. To be eligible to work in a polling place you must be a registered Massachusetts voter. Inspectors are paid $165 for the day and work from 6:30 a.m. until shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m. with a two-hour break. For more information, please contact Maria Pierotti at 617-625-6600 ext. 4200 or [email protected].


Community Dialogue: Next Steps for Police-Community Relations Following “Boston Straight Pride Parade” & Counter-Protest

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

As part of its multi-pronged response to resident concerns regarding the “Boston Straight Pride Parade” and counter-protest of August 31, 2019, the City of Somerville invites all members of the public to participate in a community dialogue. The forum will be held just outside of Union Square, in the Argenziano School Cafetorium at 290 Washington St., on Wednesday, January 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

See Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone's January 6, 2020 Inaugural Address

Monday, January 6, 2020

Good evening and Happy New Year! Welcome. 

Welcome to U.S. Senator Ed Markey, State Senator Pat Jehlen, State Representatives Denise Provost and Mike Connolly, Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern, Somerville Mayor Emeritus Gene Brune, and former Somerville Mayor the Honorable Dorothy Kelly Gay. 

Important Information for Tenants, Landlords, and Residential Property Owners

Thursday, January 2, 2020

As part of a broad and ongoing effort to address the regional housing crisis, Mayor Curtatone and the City Council, with input from many community members, have collaborated to implement several housing-related policy reforms in 2019. Each is designed to help protect our residents from displacement while balancing the needs of home- and property owners.

City of Somerville Seeking Climate Forward Ambassadors for Winter/Spring 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The City of Somerville is seeking community members interested in learning more about climate change, and the City’s actions toward addressing its challenges. In 2019, the City’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) launched a Climate Forward Ambassador Program, stemming from Somerville Climate Forward, the City’s climate action plan, to educate residents about climate change and increase the community’s capacity to engage in climate action.

Community Meeting to Discuss Central Hill Campus Plan, January 8

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Please join the Somerville Public Space and Urban Forestry Division, and Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen on Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss the final landscape plan for the Central Hill Campus (Phase I). The meeting will be held in the Somerville High School cafeteria, 81 Highland Ave.

Annual Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill, January 1, 2020

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

In its annual tradition, the City of Somerville will kick off the New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, with a reenactment ceremony for the anniversary of the "Grand Union" flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park. Important note: the park is currently closed for renovations, so the event will be held along Munroe St. adjacent to the park. The road will be closed during the morning events. A processional led by a re-enactor portraying General George Washington on horseback will leave from the City Hall Concourse at 11:30 a.m., followed by a ceremony at Prospect Hill Park.

Winter Hill Community Meeting on Vacant Star Market Site: Tuesday, December 17

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Join the City’s Economic Development team and Ward 4 City Councilor Jesse Clingan for a community meeting on Tuesday, December 17, to discuss the vacant site of the former Star Market on Broadway. The meeting, which will be an open house-style event, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Healey School cafeteria, 5 Meacham St. Community members can drop in at any time to chat with city staff, talk to neighbors, and learn more about what an urban renewal plan could mean for the site.

WSNS Schoolyard Design Community Meeting Wednesday, December 11

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Please join the Somerville Department of Public Space and Urban Forestry, Ward 7 City Councilor Katjana Ballantyne, and the Somerville Public Schools on Wednesday evening, December 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss layout and design options for the new West Somerville Neighborhood School schoolyard. The meeting will be held in the WSNS cafeteria, 177 Powder House Blvd.
For more information contact Arn Franzen at [email protected].

Somerville Parks & Recreation Announces New, Family-Friendly Field Trips

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Somerville Parks and Recreation Department is launching a new program: family-friendly field trips to fun locations in and around the Boston area! Beginning in December 2019, Parks and Recreation will sponsor trips to places like the Stone Zoo, the Blue Man Group, Museum of Fine Arts, and more! Activities are appropriate for all ages, but children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A full list of dates, activities, and pricing is below and is also available at www.somervillerec.com.