EXCESSIVE HEAT WEATHER ALERT

Monday, July 16, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Due to today’s forecast of an unusually high heat and humidity index, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has issued the following advisory:

CITY TO PROVIDE CONTRACT MEDIATION SERVICES FOR PROPOSED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN UNION SQUARE

Monday, July 09, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that the Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) and representatives of the neighborhood organization Union Square Rising had accepted his invitation to participate in a mediation process to address issues arising from SCC’s proposal to construct a new mixed-use housing project at the site of the former Boys and Girls Club on Washington Street in Union Square.

CITY HOLDS THE LINE ON WATER RATES; NO INCREASE IN FY13

Thursday, June 28, 2012

 

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announces that
water/sewer rates will remain unchanged in Fiscal Year 2013.  Although the City's assessments from the MWRA
increased by a combined 2.6%, the City will maintain rates at the FY12 rate
(please see below for breakdown of rates).  

 

CITY HALL GARDEN YIELDS FRESH PRODUCE; NEW BLOG AND FACEBOOK PAGE HELP CITY GROWERS SHARE IDEAS ABOUT URBAN AGRICULTURE

Monday, June 25, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that the new container garden installed on the steps of Somerville City Hall has been yielding a steady – and tasty – harvest of fresh produce.  The project was created this past spring to promote the City’s urban agriculture initiative and to serve as visible reminder to city hall visitors and workers alike of the ways that urban gardening can improve the diet and the overall health of Somerville residents.

2012 FITNESS CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SOMERVILLE - As announced at
the City's June 3rd "Carnaval @ SomerStreets" event on Broadway, the
winners of Mayor Curtatone's 2012 Fitness Challenge have been crowned,
including the Top 5 individual winners, and a winning overall team, comprised
of Somerville teachers from the Somerville High School Social Studies
department.  Winners
were presented with gift certificates at a brief ceremony in the Mayor's Office
last week.

 

North Street Playground Community Meeting 6/27

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mayor
Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 7 Alderman Robert Trane invite all interested
residents and stakeholders to a community meeting on Wednesday, June 27th
to discuss final design plans for the North Street Playground.  The meeting will be held in the Clarendon
Housing Community Room, located at 268 Rear, Powderhouse Blvd.

SOMERVILLE BECOMES FIRST COMMUNITY IN NEW ENGLAND TO HOST DATA ON CLOUD-BASED SOCRATA PORTAL

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone today announced that the City of Somerville has partnered with
Socrata, Inc to use the Seattle-based company's hosted OpenData service to
provide direct public access to large amounts of municipal data covering a
variety of departments.   With the
cloud-based service, the City of Somerville will be able to share data
collected through its 311 constituent service system directly with the general
public in an interactive format.  When
the new data portal site goes live sometime in July, the web address will be

SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP SERIES FOR JOB SEEKERS

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The Somerville Public
Library is pleased to announce two new workshops for job seekers.  These workshops will be presented by Gary
Gekow, a Senior Employment Specialist with 24 years of recruiting experience in
the Boston staffing industry.  Mr. Gekow
works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in
various specialties.  Dates and topics of
the workshops are listed below.  All
workshops will be held at the Central Branch Library, 79 Highland Avenue, as
follows:

SOMERVILLE SUNSETTERS PERFORMANCE DATES STILL AVAILABLE

Monday, June 04, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Performance dates are still available for the
2012 Somerville Sunsetters, who will begin shows on Thursday, June 28th
during the City's annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Trum
Field.  Let by Somerville Youth Arts
Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte, the Sunsetters are a traveling youth music
troupe, performing popular show tunes and contemporary pop music hits on City
streets throughout July and August at sunset. 
The group began in the 1970s, performing through the 1980s until they
were reinstated by Mayor Joseph A.

Morse-Kelley & Dickerman Playgrounds Ribbon Cuttings Set for 6/9

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 3 Alderman Thomas F.
Taylor invite all residents to attend a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
for Morse-Kelley and Dickerman Playgrounds on Saturday, June 9th from
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  The ceremonies
will begin at Morse-Kelley Playground at the corner of Summer and Craigie Streets,
and will conclude at Dickerman Playground at Kimball Street and Craigie Street.  

SOMERVISION NEXT STEPS: REVAMPED RESIDENTIAL ZONING AND NEW DESIGN PROJECTS FOR: MCGRATH HIGHWAY AREA; BRICKBOTTOM; COMMUNITY PATH EXTENSION

Monday, May 28, 2012

SOMERVILLE – With the final version of the City’s SomerVision
Comprehensive Plan now published through the City’s web site, Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone and Strategic Planning and Community Development Director Michael F.
Glavin announced today that the twenty-year plan, approved last month by the
Somerville Board of Aldermen and City Planning Board would serve as the basis
for a new round of initiatives across the city. 
 The first of these will kick off
in June with a release of a study of the RA and RB zoning districts that
encompass the majority of Somerville's residentia

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, CEREMONIES SET FOR MAY 27th

Monday, May 21, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The annual
Memorial Day Ceremonies, concluding with the largest Memorial Day Parade in the
region, are set for Sunday, May 27th, beginning at 8 a.m.   Sponsored by American Legion Post #19 in
conjunction with the Somerville Allied Veterans' Council, scheduled events will
begin at 8:00 a.m. at the American Legion Post #19, 124 Highland Ave., with a
short procession down Highland Ave.

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