Stay Safe in the Heat This Weekend

Friday, May 20, 2022
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Boston metro region this Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, and community members are urged to take precautions. High temperatures and significant humidity are expected on both days. To stay safe, review the following heat safety tips and ways to stay cool in Somerville. Most importantly, do not leave children or pets in a vehicle even if the windows are open, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and limit your outdoor activity.

Somerville Appointments Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Friday, May 20, 2022
Open Positions: Five Term: Three years  The City of Somerville seeks five members for the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC), and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community.

Somerville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Seeks Two Members

Friday, May 20, 2022
Open Positions: Two Term: Five years The Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) Board of Commissioners seeks two new members, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. These positions do not have to be filled by SHA residents, but SHA residents are encouraged to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community.

SOMERVILLE OPEN LETTER: Joint Message and Resources Following Shooting in Buffalo, NY

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Dear Community, Students, Parents, and Guardians, On Friday, youth in our City rallied for peace including calling for safety from gun violence and the impacts of racism in all of its forms. It was an act of both frustration and hope, of both concern and determination organized by youth involved with the nonprofit Teen Empowerment. Many of us went, and we were impressed and moved.

FabVille Maker Showcase, May 19

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
FabVille, the City of Somerville’s digital fabrication lab, is hosting its first Maker Showcase to celebrate the local maker community and their diverse creations. All are welcome at this evening of free demonstrations, talks, networking, and refreshments. 

Somerville Job & Resource Fair, May 26

Friday, May 13, 2022
The City of Somerville, Somerville Community Corporation (SCC), Boynton Yards, and USQ are hosting a job and resource fair to connect residents with local employers and opportunities. 

Somerville Offers Free Taxi Rides to Local Food and Health Services 

Monday, May 9, 2022
Somerville residents can once again sign up for free cab rides to access food and medical care through its Taxi to Health program. After establishing the program in 2020 as a crisis measure during the early days of the pandemic, the City of Somerville is relaunching the initiative using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

DA Update on Somerville Police Officer

Friday, May 6, 2022
As reported by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, on May 5, 2022, former Somerville Police Officer Michael McGrath admitted to sufficient facts in Cambridge District Court to the charge of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.   

Somerville Police Update: Shots Fired - Mystic Ave.

Monday, May 2, 2022
On Sunday, May 1, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Somerville-911 Communications Center received multiple calls for shots fired in the area of 480 Mystic Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers discovered ten 9mm casings in the parking lot at Central Convenience, located at 460 Mystic Avenue. Officers also discovered ballistic damage to windows at the rear of 7 Memorial Road where bullets entered a window of a bedroom where children were sleeping. There are no known injuries at this time or evidence of injuries.

Somerville Public Library Board of Trustees Seeks New Member

Monday, April 25, 2022
Open Positions: One Term: Three years The Somerville Public Library Board of Trustees seeks one new member, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community.

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