Somerville Climate Forward to Review Studies at Upcoming Meetings on August 16 and 21Monday, August 14, 2017
Join your fellow Somervillians in addressing our city’s impact on climate change. At upcoming community meetings, the City of Somerville’s Somerville Climate Forward initiative will take a deeper look at the studies and data that we’ll be using to develop a citywide plan climate change. The initiative, led by the Office of Sustainability and Environment, is working toward setting goals for both reducing the city’s carbon footprint as well as preparing for the local impacts of climate change.
Cedar St.-Summer St. Intersection to Close for 1 Month (Daytime Only) as Part of Cedar St. Water Infrastructure UpgradeThursday, August 10, 2017
Beginning as soon as Wednesday, August 16, work related to the ongoing Cedar Street Water & Sewer Upgrade Project will progress into the intersection of Cedar St. and Summer St., requiring the closure of the intersection to through traffic for approximately one month (during working hours only).
During work hours (see below for hours), traffic will be detoured as follows:
Don't Miss These Important Fall 2017 Election Deadlines and DatesWednesday, August 9, 2017
Wednesday, August 30th is the last day to register to vote for the September 19, 2017 Preliminary Election.
Somerville Exploring Potential Public-Private Partnership Approach to Help Achieve Economic Development GoalsTuesday, August 8, 2017
The City of Somerville’s ambitious 20-year SomerVision plan aims to realize numerous community-driven goals, and to help realize those public aims, the City is looking to public-private partnerships, known as P3’s, as a potential tool.
Deadline to Join Community Preservation Committee Extended to August 10Friday, August 4, 2017
Learn more at www.somervillema.gov/CPA
Mayor Curtatone Launches Clean & Open Elections Task ForceTuesday, August 1, 2017
SOMERVILLE – Somerville voter turnout tends to be higher than national averages, but a new task force established by Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone will take an even broader approach to expanding democratic participation. The new Clean and Open Elections Task Force, which is currently seeking members, will review ways to increase participatory democracy and support clean elections in the city through options such as public financing, expansion of early voting, and more. Interested residents are encouraged to apply for Task Force membership. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Take Our 2-minute Survey About the Community Preservation Act!Tuesday, August 1, 2017
This summer, the City’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) program is being evaluated to help us learn what its strengths are, how we can improve, and how well known the program is. Whether you are familiar with the CPA or not, you can help by taking our 2-minute survey so we can learn about your preferences and what's working for you. To take the survey, just visit somervillema.gov/CPAsurvey, and please share this link with your friends and neighbors too.
West Nile Virus Risk in Somerville Elevated to ModerateThursday, July 20, 2017
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is reporting that mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, a potentially serious disease spread by mosquito bites, have been found in Cambridge, Boston, and Belmont so far this season.
Somerville Police Officers, Center for Teen Empowerment to Host Second Annual Community Walking Dialogues in July & AugustThursday, July 13, 2017
The Somerville Police Department and the Center for Teen Empowerment, Somerville invite all community members to attend one of this summer’s planned Walking Dialogues, a series of discussions that aims to strengthen and maintain communication between police officers and the Somerville community.
Hydrant Testing Citywide Begins August 21Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The Somerville Fire Department will begin the annual inspection of all fire hydrants on Monday, August 21, 2017 and conclude on Saturday, September 1, 2017.
Somerville Public Library Announces 2017 “Somerville Reads” Book ChoiceTuesday, July 11, 2017
“El Deafo” by Cece Bell chosen as 2017 citywide reading campaign title. Annual “Somerville Reads” program kicks off in September.
Somerville Arts Council presents Artbeat 2017 on July 14 and 15Friday, July 7, 2017
During the heat of summer (held on the third weekend in July), artists and festival goers converge on Davis Square, transforming it into one of the area's largest and most innovative arts festivals. Each year we develop a theme that serves as a launching point for artists and the community to express themselves.
Prospect St., Webster Ave., in Union Square to Become Two-Way Streets for Vehicles, Bicycles Starting in Summer 2017Friday, July 7, 2017
Utility, Milling and Paving Work to Precede Traffic Pattern Change. Switchover Date TBD in Late July or Early August.
Nepal Festival Set for Sun, July 9 in Union SquareWednesday, July 5, 2017
Celebrate the Nepali community in Somerville with music, dance and food!
SomerMovie Fest: City's Annual Free Film Festival Returns July 6 through August 24Monday, July 3, 2017
Member Sought for Somerville Community Preservation CommitteeFriday, June 30, 2017
Do you have a passion for affordable housing, historic preservation, and parks and open space? The City of Somerville wants your help and is now accepting applications for one public position on the Community Preservation Committee, which oversees the selection of projects to be recommended for funding by an estimated $2 million in annual Community Preservation Act (CPA) revenues. Residents are encouraged to apply and applications must be submitted by August 3, 2017.
Prospect Hill Park Walking Tour for Upcoming Renovations, July 6Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Somerville’s Annual Family Fun Day & Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations Set for June, Will Honor City’s 175th AnniversaryTuesday, June 27, 2017
Summertime in Somerville officially kicks off with the annual Family Fun Day in on Saturday, June 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at Trum Field (rain date June 25).
Free Summer Meals for Somerville YouthMonday, June 19, 2017
Enjoy FREE breakfast and lunch prepared by Somerville's award-winning Food and Nutrition Services Department, available all summer for youth under the age of 19. Look for the Food and Nutrition truck to get your nutritious free meal!