City Seeks Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assessment Grant

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The City of Somerville is responding to a call for grant proposals from the EPA. Application will be made to the EPA Brownfield Grant Program. The City is seeking a total of $200,000 in funding to use toward a citywide assessment of brownfield issues.

For more information, or to comment on the grant application, please contact Steven Azar, Senior Planner, by mail at the Office of Strategic Planning and Development, City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143, by phone at (617) 625-6600 x 2561 or by email at sazar@somervillema.gov.

OCTOBER 28TH SOMERSTREETS EVENT TO FEATURE OKTOBERFEST, GIANT PUMPKIN CARVING, AND MORE!

Monday, October 15, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The City of Somerville will host the final
event in the 2012 SomerStreets series with a 2-mile celebration along
Somerville Avenue, entitled "Monster Mashed-Up @ SomerStreets" on Sunday,
October 28th from noon - 4pm. 
An Oktoberfest celebration, co-sponsored by Sally O'Brien's and Bull
McCabe's, has also been planned in conjunction with SomerStreets, scheduled for
1:00 - 6:00pm between Washington Street and Bow Street.  Monster Mashed-Up is the longest of the four
SomerStreets events, running from Washington Street to Beacon Str

CITY ANNOUNCES "SOMERVILLE BY DESIGN" INITIATIVE

Monday, October 08, 2012
SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone announced today the kickoff of a new initiative to implement the
urban design and land use goals of the City's SomerVision Comprehensive
Plan.  The program, called "Somerville by
Design," will officially launch with an event at the Center for Arts at the Armory
on Wednesday, October 17th.

MAYOR LAUNCHES “REBOOT” OF LINCOLN PARK PLANNING PROCESS

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that he has directed the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) to appoint a design consultant to manage a new and more comprehensive planning process for proposed upgrades to recreational facilities at Lincoln Park.

SHPC Fall Events 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012
The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission
(SHPC) announces two September events in their fall series:

 

Somerville Dog Festival 9/16

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Foundation for Animals for the 3rd annual Somerville Dog Festival on Sunday, September 16th, from 10am to 3 pm at Trum Field. This is a FREE, family-friendly event that benefits local animal-related charities. Activities include: 

SFD THANKS CITY FOR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT DURING ANNUAL HYDRANT TESTING PROGRAM

Monday, September 03, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Chief Engineer Kevin Kelleher issued the following statement today: 

" The Somerville Fire Department would like to thank the residents and businesses of Somerville for their patience and cooperation during our annual fire hydrant testing conducted from August 6th through August 18th. During those two weeks, Somerville firefighters tested over fifteen hundred [1500] fire hydrants." 

SHAPE UP SOMERVILLE DIRECTOR ACCEPTS POSITION AT STATE DPH

Monday, August 27, 2012
SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone announced this week that, in a meeting last week, the Director of the
City's Shape Up Somerville (SUS) program, Jaime Corliss, tendered her
resignation in order to accept a leadership position with Mass in Motion, a
program of the state's Department of Public Health.  Corliss has served as the SUS Director since
May of 2009, and will assume her new role, Manager of Community Initiatives
within the Division of Prevention and Wellness next month.

"Jaime has been a treme

MassDOT / Davis Square Construction

Thursday, August 09, 2012

MassDOT is scheduled to install a raised crosswalk on Holland Street at
the MBTA Station.  Weather permitting, construction will begin on Sunday,
August 19th at approximately 2:00 a.m. and continue through
Wednesday, August 22nd.  During this period, the Buena Vista
Parking Lot will remain open. However no vehicular traffic will be allowed on Holland Street from
Winter Street to Dover Street.

INSPECTIONAL SERVICES SUPT. EDWARD NUZZO TO TRANSFER TO CITY’S CAPITAL PROJECTS DEPT.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that Inspectional Services Superintendent Edward Nuzzo will be appointed to the position of Capital Projects Manager in the City’s newly reorganized Department of Capital Projects.  A licensed construction supervisor with over 25 years of experience, Nuzzo previously served the City as a capital projects manager from 1998 to 2010.

East Broadway Construction Meeting

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 1 Alderman Bill Roche
invite all interested residents and stakeholders to attend a community meeting
on Monday, August 13th to present the construction schedule for the
East Broadway Streetscape Project.  The meeting will be held at the Cross
Street Center, 165 Broadway, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please contact
Carlene Campbell-Hegarty at ccampbell@somervillema.gov
or (617) 625-6600 ext. 2615 for more information.

 

 

SOMERVILLE SLATED FOR $18 MILLION GRANT FROM BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, July 30, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone and Director of Libraries, Maria Carpenter, announced today that the
City of Somerville has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library
Commissioners (MBLC) to be placed on a waiting list for an $18 million
construction grant to partially fund a new public library in the heart of Union
Square.  Fourteen other communities were listed,
but Somerville received the highest grant award in the state and placed first
in the second round of review.

FIRST HUBWAY BIKE-SHARING KIOSKS ARRIVING IN SOMERVILLE THIS MONTH

Monday, July 30, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Somerville
Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Hayes Morrison announced today
that kiosk installation was under way in Somerville for the popular
metro-Boston Hubway bike-sharing system. 
The first wave of kiosk setup would include locations at Union Square,
Beacon Street near its intersection with Washington Street and at the City Hall
Concourse.

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