On January 22, the City of Somerville community meeting on police-community relations following the "Boston Straight Pride Parade" & Counter-Protest was held to gather additional public comment. The Draft Report on Community Feedback is now available online and open for public comment on the City website here: somervillema.gov/CBIDraftReport.
Join Ward 5 Councilor Mark Niedergang and the Somerville Engineering Department on Wednesday, February 26, for a community meeting to discuss water, sewer, and roadway upgrades planned on Hall St. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy School cafeteria, 5 Cherry St.
Join the City of Somerville, Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis, and Ward 7 Councilor Katjana Ballantyne for a community meeting on Monday, February 24, to discuss planned improvements to Holland St. and College Ave. The meeting will be held in the Atrium Room of the Tufts Administration Building, 167 Holland St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. City staff will introduce the purpose and scope of this project, provide existing conditions data, and present concepts for potential roadway improvements to support sustainable, multi-modal transportation and improve traffic safety.
The Somerville Public Library and St. Mark Community Education Program announced this week that they will partner for spring 2020 to offer a free, twelve-part Citizenship Interview Preparation Class for residents seeking to apply for American citizenship. Classes will be offered on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from March 7 through May 23, at the Central Library (79 Highland Ave.). The class is designed to prepare students for all parts of their citizenship test. It will cover the literacy test, 100 questions about U.S.
In an effort to protect the natural grass field at Lincoln Park and prolong longevity for spring use, a temporary fence will be installed along the perimeter of the playing field from early February 2020 until approximately mid-April 2020 (weather permitting). It is imperative we give the field time to freeze and thaw in an undisturbed manner so that the field will be available for use by our many local organizations as well as the community at large.
The Somerville Health and Human Services (HHS) Department is sharing information to help keep the public informed about a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus -- named “2019-nCoV” -- that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to spread.
Join staff from the City of Somerville’s Mobility Division, City Councilors Jesse Clingan, Ben Ewen-Campen, and Matt McLaughlin, City Staff and Gilman Square Neighborhood Association (GSNA) for a community meeting about the future of Gilman Square, on Wednesday, February 12. Staff will present conceptual designs for intersection and road improvements that will support multi-modal transportation and future development in Gilman Square, and receive feedback from community members about the design.
With heavy media coverage of a new strain of Coronavirus and its appearance in the U.S., the City of Somerville and the Department of Health and Human Services is issuing this update on the City’s preparations and precautions, as well as steps you and your family can take to help ward off illness, including the Flu which is currently in peak season.
Beginning in February 2020, Somerville community members will see preventive maintenance operations on trees in some City-owned parks, thanks to a new Parks Tree Health Program launched by the Public Space and Urban Forestry Division in fall 2019. The new program analyzes and proactively maintains trees located in City-owned parks using best arboreal practices to promote healthy tree growth.
A Public Information Meeting will be held by MassDOT to discuss the planning study for the proposed Intersection Improvements at McGrath Highway (Route 28) / Mystic Avenue (Route 38) project in Somerville, MA.
WHERE: East Somerville Community School Auditorium
The Somerville Planning Board is now accepting comments on the SomerVision 2040 plan, which updates and extends Somerville’s community-driven SomerVision 2030 plan. The plan is the result of months of work by the SomerVision 2040 Committee, community members, and City staff. Both SomerVision plans set goals and priorities around important issues that affect Somerville like housing, mobility, public space, and development. Comments can be sent to the Planning Board at [email protected].
The next time you visit the City of Somerville website to pay your tax or water bills, the online system will look a little different. In December 2019, the City’s Treasury Department changed to “City Hall Systems,” a new bill payment vendor that will make paying and viewing bills online more convenient and user-friendly.
Absentee ballots are now available for the Tuesday, March 3, presidential primary election. Massachusetts voters may use an absentee ballot if they will be out of the city on election day, have a disability that prevents them from voting at a polling place, religious reasons, or if they are confined in a correctional facility. Voters can request an absentee ballot by downloading and returning the absentee ballot form available at www.somervillema.gov/AbsenteeBallots.
Somerville voters can cast their ballots ahead of the March 3 primary election during early voting hours from Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28. All early voting sessions will take place at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave. Early voting hours are:
Join the Somerville Engineering Department, Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, and Ward 5 Councilor Mark Niedergang on Monday, February 3, for a community meeting to discuss upcoming sewer and roadway infrastructure upgrades planned in the Spring Hill area. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Somerville High School cafeteria, 81 Highland Ave.
For the first time in the City’s history, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Department of Infrastructure and Asset Management (IAM) have allowed National Grid to replace a gas main during the City’s winter moratorium to expedite efforts to eradicate gas leaks in Somerville.
The City of Somerville Elections Department is seeking polling place workers for the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. To be eligible to work in a polling place you must be a registered Massachusetts voter. Inspectors are paid $165 for the day and work from 6:30 a.m. until shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m. with a two-hour break. For more information, please contact Maria Pierotti at 617-625-6600 ext. 4200 or [email protected].
Welcome to U.S. Senator Ed Markey, State Senator Pat Jehlen, State Representatives Denise Provost and Mike Connolly, Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern, Somerville Mayor Emeritus Gene Brune, and former Somerville Mayor the Honorable Dorothy Kelly Gay.