With the groundbreaking for the new Somerville High School building project behind us and construction underway, 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.
Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergangon Friday, August 24, at 9 a.m. for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Hoyt Sullivan Playground. Located at 117 Central St., Hoyt Sullivan Playground design highlights natural features and encourages exploratory adventure play.
Although timelines are subject to change, current plans for the construction of the Green Line Extension (GLX) call for the full closure of the Broadway Bridge, just east of Ball Square, for one full year beginning in late 2018. While the bridge is closed, detours will be in place for cars, bikes, pedestrians, and MBTA bus routes 80 and 89.
Please join Somerville Commissioner of Veterans’ Services Bryan Bishop, Ward 5 Alderman Mark Niedergang, and project design team CBA Landscape Architects on Tuesday, August 21, for the final 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 the final design concept for the park redesign.
SOMERVILLE – Thanks to Solar Flair, Solarize Somerville resident participants, and the City of Somerville, local non-profit CASPAR, Inc. (Cambridge and Somerville Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation) expanded its far-reaching positive impacts on the community, and now they’re helping out the environment too. The organization was previously selected to receive a 5kW solar array donation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and lower utility bills.
Members of the public are invited to attend and speak at a July 9 Public Hearing on the application of the Union Square Neighborhood Council (USNC) to be designated by the City as the neighborhood council for the Union Square area. Responsibilities of the designated council will include negotiating a Community Benefits Agreement with the Union Square Master Developer, Union Square Station Associates, as well as providing a representative voice for the neighborhood in present and pending proceedings of significance before City departments, boards, and commissions.
Members of the public are invited to attend and speak at a July 9 Public Hearing on proposed changes to the Demolition Review Ordinance, which currently regulates the demolition of structures 50 years of age or older that are not within an existing Local Historic District. The hearing, held by the Board of Aldermen Legislative Matters Committee of the Whole, will take place Monday, July 9, 6 p.m., at City Hall in the Aldermanic Chambers. At 6 p.m., the hearing will be preceded by a presentation on the ordinance by Director of Planning George Proakis.
SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville recently received formal notification from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the City’s Assessment of Fair Housing Report has been accepted without conditions.
SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville recently released a first-of-its-kind local workforce development strategic plan, the Talent Equity Playbook. The report highlights Somerville’s current and future jobs environment and labor market, workforce development resources, community priorities, actionable workforce development strategies, and ways to measure progress.
Fifteen (15) homeownership units at Alloy in Assembly Row will be available within the next few months. If you haven’t already signed up to receive notifications, you can add your email or mailing address to the Inclusionary Housing Listserv by clicking below and you will be notified with more information on these units as soon as we have it. In the meantime, if you have not already taken a first-time homebuyers class make sure to do so as you will be required to submit a valid first-time homebuyers certificate or verification of enrollment in a c
Join the Somerville Arts Council and ArtsUnion in the Union Square Plaza on Saturday, June 30 for a nighttime artisan and flea market featuring live music by local artists from 5 to 10 p.m. The event will include three musical acts and over 35 vendors featuring fantastic vintage and artisan wares under the stars in the heart of Union Square. There will also be a beer garden sponsored by Brass Union.
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.
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.