Somerville Climate Forward to Review Studies at Upcoming Meetings on August 16 and 21

Monday, 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 Upgrade

Thursday, 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:

Mayor Curtatone Launches Clean & Open Elections Task Force

Tuesday, 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, and please share this link with your friends and neighbors too.

West Nile Virus Risk in Somerville Elevated to Moderate

Thursday, 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.

Hydrant Testing Citywide Begins August 21

Wednesday, 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 Arts Council presents Artbeat 2017 on July 14 and 15

Friday, 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.

Member Sought for Somerville Community Preservation Committee

Friday, 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 6

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Please join Ward 3 Alderman Robert McWatters, and the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, for a community walk to discuss upcoming renovations to Prospect Hill Park. The walk will be held on Thursday, July 6, at 6 p.m. Residents will also have the opportunity to visit and climb to the top of the Prospect Hill Tower, now open to the public during scheduled times thanks to recent renovations funded by the Community Preservation Act.

Free Summer Meals for Somerville Youth

Monday, 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!