Celebrate Pride with Somerville’s Annual Flag Raising & Big Gay Dance Party

Thursday, May 26, 2022
First, please join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Public School Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) on Wednesday, June 1, at 3 p.m. to raise the Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and LGBTQ+ Youth Pride. The ceremony will take place on the City Hall concourse, 93 Highland Avenue. Mayor Ballantyne, Somerville LGBTQ Liaison Jack Treanor, and student representatives from GSA will speak at the event. Following the raising of the flag, the Mayor invites attendees to join her in City Hall for a reception. 

Somerville Police Investigating BB Gun Shooting Incident

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
On Monday, May 23, Somerville Police responded to 101 Highland Avenue for a report of a fight. When police arrived they were informed that two juvenile males were on the sidewalk after dismissal of nearby Somerville High School when they were approached by a group of other juveniles.  

Information Session and Public Hearing on FY 2023 Water and Sewer Rates, June 7

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The City of Somerville will hold a virtual information session and public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 water and sewer rates on Tuesday, June 7. The information session will start at 6 p.m. and the public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to testify is welcome to attend and will be heard. Additional Q&A time will be offered following the hearing if attendees have remaining topics of discussion.  

Somerville Commission for Women Seeks Four Members

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Open Positions: Four Term: Three years The Somerville Commission for Women (SCW) seeks four new members, and all women who live in Somerville 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 Human Rights Commission Seeks Four Members

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Open Positions: Four Term: Three years The City of Somerville seeks four new members for the Human Rights Commission (HRC), 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.

Supervised Consumption Site Virtual Forum, June 1

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The City of Somerville and Fenway Health invite you to a virtual community forum to discuss a local supervised consumption site (SCS) on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. This forum will discuss what SCSs are, what the need is in Somerville, and ongoing efforts to explore establishing an SCS. This is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and share feedback.  

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.

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