Somerville Seeks Residents to Serve on Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The City of Somerville is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC). The CEUCC provides the City and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment with technical and policy advice on the topics of climate change and energy. 


Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Rhode Island man was arrested and charged today in federal court in Boston in connection with an armed bank robbery in Somerville on May 1, 2019, that resulted in shots fired. 

Daniel Rosado, 32, of Providence, R.I., was charged with one count of armed bank robbery, one count of brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Rosado will appear in federal court in Boston later today.

City’s SomerStreets Program Returns for 2019 First Event of the Season along East Broadway on June 2

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SomerStreets: Carnaval returns for the 10th year of shaking up East Somerville! SomerStreets will kick off the 2019 season Sunday, June 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, June 9).

On June 2nd, enjoy the best of the East Broadway Business District and community including food, music, and activities from around the world. Programming will extend along East Broadway from McGrath Highway to Pennsylvania Ave. The festival kicks off with an opening Parade at 2 p.m. beginning at the corner of Kensington Ave. and Broadway.

Somerville Arts Council’s Third Annual “Big Gay Dance Party” in Union Square Saturday, June 1

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Somerville Arts Council and the Department of Health and Human Services present the Big Gay Dance Party! In celebration of Pride Month 2019, this third annual ArtsUnion will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in Union Square Plaza. The event features music by LUNAMARIPOSA, who will be spinning a variety of songs throughout the evening, and drag performances by Amanda Playwith and Severity Stone. The event is free and open to all ages. In addition to dancing there will be tabling by local community organizations that serve the LGBTQ+ community.

Conway Park Contamination and PIP Plan Information Session 5/29

Friday, May 17, 2019

A public information session regarding contamination at Conway Park will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at the Public Safety Building (Police Headquarters) at 220 Washington Street, at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the Meeting is to present the Draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the Site in accordance with 310 CMR 40.1405 (5)(a)(2), provide an update with respect to Site activities, and to solicit feedback from the public.

Public Meeting to Discuss Next Phase of Construction on Somerville Ave., June 4 (UPDATE: MEETING POSTPONED)

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Please note: This meeting has been postponed. More information will be provided when it’s been rescheduled.

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and Ward 3 City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to a public meeting for an update on the Somerville Ave. Utilities & Streetscape Improvements project and ongoing construction in the Union Square area. The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the Academy Room at the Somerville Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St.

Reminder: Medford St. Bridge Closes 5/17 Through Spring 2020 for GLX Work

Thursday, May 16, 2019

As part of the Green Line Extension project, the Medford St. bridge, behind Somerville High School, will close to all traffic starting Friday, May 17, at about 9 p.m. Crews will be onsite through about 2 a.m. Saturday setting up the closure. This bridge is expected to reopen in the spring of 2020.

Work within the MBTA rail right-of-way is not subject to the City’s noise ordinance, but pile driving and demolition operations are contractually prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Spring 2019 ResiStat Meeting Schedule Announced

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the City Council invite residents to attend the first ResiStat Community Meetings of 2019. These meetings are held twice a year in each of Somerville’s seven Wards to share the latest City news, data, and neighborhood updates with residents and provide an opportunity for residents, elected officials, and City staff to talk with each other.

City of Somerville Seeking Climate Forward Ambassadors

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The City of Somerville is seeking community members looking for an opportunity to learn something new, get more involved in the community, and become local leaders as Climate Forward Ambassadors. The City's Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) is launching the new ambassador program to educate a diverse group of Somerville residents about climate change. The goal is to increase the Somerville community’s capacity to engage in climate action.

2019 Roll Call of Heroes Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony: Sun., May 26 at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sunday May 26, 2019
Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Somerville, MA 02144

Annual Observance of Memorial Day as we honor and remember our fallen heroes. 69 heroes from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the 1983 Beirut Bombing are laid to rest here in the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. This ceremony provides an opportunity for our City to come together the honor the service and sacrifice of all who serve.

West Branch Library Renovation Groundbreaking, Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis, and Somerville Library Director Cathy Piantigini invite you to celebrate the start of renovations to the West Branch Library at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m., at 40 College Avenue in Davis Square. Once work is completed, the West Branch will be accessible, will include community meeting space, and will be set up to meet modern library and community needs while preserving historic features.

Medford St. Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, 2019, Through Spring 2020

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Medford St. bridge, in Gilman Square behind Somerville High School (SHS), will close for construction starting Friday, May 17. It’s expected to remain closed through the spring of 2020. 

For the duration of this closure, all traffic will be detoured around the work zone via Pearl St. and McGrath Highway. Detour maps and directions are available on in the Bridge Closures section.

Somerville Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, May 4

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares for the annual Spring Cleanup, on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. All participants are invited to meet at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive from 9 to 10 a.m. for breakfast, a short speaking programs, and information from local environmental organizations before heading out to cleanup sites.