Somerville Launches Revised Lead Paint Safety Program

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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.

Rock and Read with the 2018 Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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.

Applications Now Available for FY19 Somerville Community Preservation Act Funds

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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:

Members Appointed to the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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.

Submit Comments on the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan by June 1

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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.

ArtFarm Community Meeting May 8

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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].


Henry Hansen Park Redesign Community Meeting #2, May 1

Friday, April 27, 2018

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.