COVID-19 Remembrance Ceremony Moved to Rain Date: 12/18

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone invites all interested to come together to remember those we have lost to COVID-19 and to recognize the many other losses our community has faced throughout the pandemic. We invite attendees to gather for a simple ceremony, a participatory remembrance project, and musical accompaniment on Saturday, December 18 (the rain date), from 1 to 2 p.m., at Symphony Park, 46 Pearl Street. (This event was previously scheduled for December 11, but due to weather will be held on December 18.)  

Somerville High School Ribbon Cutting, December 8

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Superintendent Mary Skipper, and local elected officials for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovated and reconstructed Somerville High School campus on Wednesday, December 8, at 6 p.m. The new building opened to students in March 2021 to support the District’s return to in-person learning while final renovations continued on a 750-seat auditorium. Those renovations finished in early November, and all building construction is now complete. 

Prepare for the 2021/2022 Snow Season by Reviewing Parking Rules, Signing Up for Alerts

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Because this winter begins in an odd-numbered year, snow emergency parking will be on the odd side of the street all winter, unless posted signage says differently. Check streets signs in your neighborhood so you know where you can park ahead of winter weather. You can also learn more about the City’s snow policies at

COVID-19 Boosters Available to All Adults and Other Covid Updates

Monday, November 22, 2021
Here is the COVID-19 update for Monday, November 22. Please also check for information and resources that are updated frequently.   Incidence rate rising again: After a brief dip in local case numbers in October, Somerville’s Covid-19 incidence rate has risen more than 50% over the past two weeks. See the latest Somerville case data at

FabVille Reopens to Somerville Residents

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Somerville’s free community digital fabrication lab, FabVille, is now open for in-person use at Somerville High School (SHS). FabVille provides all Somerville residents with free workspace and access to 3D printers, laser cutters, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines to inspire innovative design and prototyping. The lab is open Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. for SHS students and faculty and from 5 to 8 p.m. for community members. Before visiting, all participants must sign up for a free membership at

Dilboy Stadium Track and Field Ribbon Cutting, November 19

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 7 Councilor and Mayor-elect Katjana Ballantyne invite you to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Dilboy Stadium Track and Field on Friday, November 19, at 10:30 a.m.  

Gilman Square Street Design Public Meeting, November 22

Friday, November 5, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Councilor Matt McLaughlin, Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, and Ward 4 Councilor Jesse Clingan invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss proposed streetscape changes in Gilman Square. This meeting will primarily focus on the feasibility study for constructing an accessible path from Marshall Street to the Medford Street bridge and Community Path, as well as options for protected bicycle lanes on Medford Street and Pearl Street from School Street to Skilton Avenue. 

90 Washington Street Community Meeting, December 13

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and City staff invite you to a virtual kickoff to envision a new 90 Washington Street. Join this meeting on Monday, December 13, at 6 p.m. to provide input on the Public Safety Building project and talk with community members and neighbors about the opportunities on the rest of the site. What would you like to see here? What are your concerns? How can we create a cohesive site that also connects with the rest of the neighborhood?

Update About Somerville General Election Ballots

Thursday, October 28, 2021
The Somerville Elections Department would like to inform all Somerville voters that the ballots for the 2021 general election do not include the usual notation indicating which candidates are incumbents seeking re-election. The incumbents are correctly listed first in order on the ballots; however, they are not identified as “candidates for re-election,” as is standard. 

Highland Avenue Redesign Public Meeting, November 17

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, Ward 5 Councilor Mark Niedergang, and Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis invite you to a virtual public meeting to discuss the redesign of Highland Avenue.

Somerville Hosting Two Veterans Day Ceremonies on November 11

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The City of Somerville is hosting two Veterans Day ceremonies to honor those who have served in the military. Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway at North Street ― 10 a.m. The first event will take place Thursday, November 11, at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway at North Street. Speaking remarks will begin at 10 a.m. featuring City Council President Matthew McLaughlin and Somerville Director of Veterans’ Services Ted Louis-Jacques. A wreath-laying ceremony will follow. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  

Somerville Domestic Violence Vigil Moved to West Branch Library, 10/26

Monday, October 25, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Commission for Women, and RESPOND Inc. invite residents to join them for the annual Domestic Violence Vigil on Tuesday, October 26, to remember and honor those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2021. Due to rain, the vigil will now take place in the atrium at the West Branch Library, 40 College Avenue, from 6 to 7 p.m. Note that masks are required indoors.  

Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study Kick-Off, November 9 and 10

Friday, October 22, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Parking Study Task Force invite you to a virtual community meeting to kick off the Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study. The Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study will collect data to comprehensively understand Somerville’s parking system and develop recommendations to guide the City in bringing its parking policies in alignment with its goals, community values, and future needs. 

West Branch Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, November 5

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 6 City Councilor Lance Davis, and the Somerville Library Trustees for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and restored West Branch Library on Friday, November 5, at 11 a.m.    After a short speaking program, guests will be invited to tour the library and mingle in the landscaped backyard. Face coverings are required indoors.   

Somerville Seeks Part-Time Multilingual Youth and Adult Community Outreach Workers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The City of Somerville is looking for part-time multilingual community outreach workers to conduct surveys and collect community input on COVID-19 recovery and other public health–related initiatives.   The City seeks six adults and six youth (age 16 to 18) to engage with the community through a variety of outreach methods including but not limited to event tabling, community walkabouts, office hours, drop-ins at partner organizations and businesses, focus groups, flyering, phone calls, and door-knocking (door-knocking by adults only for select initiatives).