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 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!

Residents Invited to Participate in Union Square Neighborhood Council

Monday, June 19, 2017

With the recent passing of Union Square Zoning, the redevelopment transition in the Union Square neighborhood is taking off. A neighborhood council is forming to influence the transformation and help shape the future of Union Square, and neighborhood residents and business owners are invited to participate.

Community Meeting to Discuss Beacon Street Project, June 26

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Please join Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, MassDOT and Beacon St. Reconstruction Project staff on Monday, June 26, for a community meeting to discuss the ongoing roadway reconstruction. Alderman Heuston and project staff will provide important updates, including information on current construction, information about the protected bicycle track, impacts to and mitigation for residents and businesses, and an updated project timeline.

Winter Hill Schoolyard Construction Set to Begin June 21

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Construction for phase one of the Winter Hill Schoolyard project is scheduled to begin on the Thurston St. level on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The first phase involves transferring the asphalt court on the lower level into a turf playing field.

Events to Celebrate Somerville's 175th Anniversary

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The celebrations continue! In honor of Somerville’s 175th Anniversary of our separation from Charlestown, and the beginning of our path to become an independent – and now incredibly vibrant – small city, Somerville has been hosting special events all year long. With event season in full swing, here are a number of ways you can stay involved, and capture some special, one-time 175th Anniversary events!