Additional Types of Outdoor Performances, Outdoor Retail Can Resume 4/19

Monday, April 12, 2021
With vaccines being made available to all residents over 16 beginning Monday, April 19, the City of Somerville will expand its reopening guidelines to allow more types of outdoor performances and outdoor retail to resume on that date. The City will also work with gyms on plans to safely reopen changing rooms and showers.

Pearl Street Mobility Improvements Public Meeting, April 21

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 1 Councilor Matthew McLaughlin invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss roadway upgrades and traffic safety improvements on Pearl Street. As part of the Pearl Street Reconstruction and Traffic Safety Improvements project, sidewalks will be reconstructed, the road will be repaved, and traffic safety upgrades will be installed on the eastern section of Pearl Street, between McGrath Highway and Mount Vernon Street. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

Healey Schoolyard Renovation Meeting, 4/15

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 4 City Councilor Jesse Clingan invite residents to participate in a community meeting on the Healey Schoolyard renovation project on Thursday, April 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Landscape architects from Warner Larson Landscape Architects will review the construction schedule and plans, which include the Healey tot lot and schoolyard, a new U-12 recreation field, and a new ADA ramp and staircase that will connect the Healey School and Mystic Housing.

First-Ever Regional Bike Share Public Meeting, April 13

Monday, April 5, 2021
Join the first-ever Bluebikes regional community meeting to learn more about public transportation by bike.  Bluebikes is the local bike share system, co-owned and managed by the municipalities of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville. This meeting, organized and co-hosted by the municipalities, will review bike share in 2020, outline plans for 2021, and discuss questions and comments from attendees. 

MassNotify App Alerts Users of Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Friday, April 2, 2021
The cities of Somerville and Methuen are working with state public health officials on a pilot of MassNotify, a new tool that helps fight COVID-19 with smartphones. The pilot begins Monday, April 5. MassNotify can send you an “exposure alert” if you were in close contact with someone who anonymously shared through MassNotify that they tested positive for COVID-19.

Some Reopening Restrictions to Ease Starting April 5

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
As more residents have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, including essential and service industry workers, the City of Somerville is moving forward with some additional modest business reopening steps starting Monday, April 5. Somerville is still reopening at a more cautious pace than the state, remaining in a modified Phase 3, Step 1 of the State’s reopening plan until further notice.

Cities of Somerville and Revere Announce COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Veterans, April 3

Friday, March 26, 2021
The City of Somerville Office of Veterans’ Services, in partnership with the Revere Office of Veterans’ Services and the VA Boston Healthcare System, have announced a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Veterans of all ages. The clinic will take place on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Beachmont Post 6712 located at 150 Bennington Street, Revere, MA 02151.

Some Outdoor Performances Allowed to Resume in Somerville

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Because COVID-19 is less likely to be transmitted in outdoor settings, the City of Somerville has updated its COVID-19 guidelines to allow some outdoor performances to resume, both in public and private spaces, such as parks, plazas, or restaurant outdoor dining areas. Performances must have no or very low aerosol projection, meaning activities that do not include speaking or other vocal projection. For example, dance performances or instrumental music using non-wind-instruments are allowed, but a performance involving singing, speaking, or playing a woodwind or brass instrument is not.

Public Invited to Brickbottom Visioning Workshop April 7

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Join the City of Somerville planning team and fellow community members to help shape the future of the Brickbottom area of Somerville through an interactive workshop. This will be the first of several events to help us create a Vision Plan that reflects the community's shared vision for the future of this area and can serve as a guide for future development. In this first session, we will discuss the existing conditions as well as several key improvement opportunities identified in our community outreach thus far.

Joint Statement on Atlanta Shootings

Friday, March 19, 2021
On Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia, a shooting rampage at area spas left eight people dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent. This tragedy is emblematic of an unacceptable cruelty taking root in our society and serves as further evidence of the blatant racism in our country designed to oppress our neighbors, friends and community members. Hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans in major U.S. cities rose by 150% last year, and within that number, women have been disproportionately targeted.

Virtual Meeting to Discuss Proposed Somerville Public Safety Building Project, March 31

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 City Councilor Matt McLaughlin, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and City staff invite you to a virtual community meeting to introduce the Public Safety Building Project. The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m. The Public Safety Building Project will provide new facilities for the Somerville Police Department’s Headquarters and the Somerville Fire Department’s Engine 3 at 90 Washington Street in East Somerville, as well as space for additional civic, residential, and/or commercial functions.

City of Somerville Seeks Members for Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, & Urban Design Commission

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The City of Somerville is seeking to fill vacancies on essential boards and commissions appointed by the Mayor and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for community members with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. Applications for the following positions will be accepted through Friday, March 26.

Conway Field Safety & Construction Public Meeting, March 24

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and City staff invite you to a virtual public meeting to discuss remediation at Conway Field. Representatives from the EPA and DEP will detail the site cleanup plans, safety precautions, and construction and address any questions or concerns.

Somerville DPW Yard Reopening for Contactless Waste Drop-Off

Friday, March 12, 2021
Starting Monday, March 15, Somerville residents can once again drop off select waste items at the DPW Yard at 1 Franey Road. Yard waste, electronic waste, and tires will be accepted. Note that yard waste cannot be in plastic bags. Residents may drop off eligible items weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. or between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill, is required and must be presented at the guard shack. Drop-off will be open to residents only, not contractors. The City reserves the right to refuse drop-off for any reason.

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