SOMERVILLE’S EDWARD LEATHERS PARK WINS 2012 BLSA LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARD

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SOMERVILLE - On April 26, 2012, the City of Somerville
and landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand received a Merit Award in the
Parks and Recreation Facilities category for Edward Leathers Community Park, a
one-acre park located on Walnut Street between Medford Street and Pearl Street.
The award was bestowed by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and marks
the third year in a row the City has been recognized by the BSLA for landscape
design; Albion and Grimmons Park were honored in 2010 and
2011, respectively.  Somerville

City, SomDog to Host Seminar on 5/21

Monday, May 14, 2012

Please join the City of Somerville, SomDog, and Magical Mutt Training for a FREE seminar and video discussion on healthy and unhealthy play of dogs, and discuss ways to make a dog park fun
for all.  The seminar will be held on Monday, May 21st from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Super Stop and Shop, 2nd Floor community room,
779 McGrath Highway.  For more information contact Carlene Campbell-Hegarty at ccampbell@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600,
ext 2615.

City Seeking SomerStreets Vendors

Monday, May 14, 2012

The City of Somerville is seeking
craft vendors, musicians, performance artists, dancers, visual artists,
storytellers and other creative artists to participate in SomerStreets, one of
the area's largest public events where we close the streets to cars and open
them to residents for walking, cycling, running, etc.   The 2012
SomerStreets series schedule is:

 

SOMERVILLE TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL “KIDS TO PARKS DAY” EVENT MAY 19TH

Monday, May 14, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The City of
Somerville will join more than 50,000 communities across 45 states this year
for the second annual Kids to Parks Day. 
A grassroots movement started by National Parks Trust, Kids to Parks events
are planned nationwide to celebrate America's parks through active play on
Saturday, May 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  In
Somerville, events are planned at several parks throughout the City, including
Hodgkins-Curtin Playground, Albion Park, Lexington Park and the Community Path,
Blessing of the Bay Boat House and Shore Drive,

FOR COMCAST CUSTOMERS, CITY CABLE MOVES ON JUNE 5TH FROM CH16 TO CH22

Thursday, May 10, 2012

SOMERVILLE
- Director of Communications and Cable Thomas P. Champion announced
today that the City of Somerville's "City Cable" government
access channel, currently broadcast at Ch16 on the Comcast cable
system, will be moving to Ch22 effective June 5, 2012. The move is a
result of adjustments Comcast is making to accommodate the
FCC-mandated relocation of a Massachusetts-based shopping channel,
WWDP. The City's Education Channel (Ch15) and Somerville Community
Access Television (SCAT, Ch3) are unaffected by the change.

MAYOR SALUTES “VISIONARY” VOTE OF BOSTON MPO TO AUTHORIZE FUNDING FOR RTE 16 GREEN LINE STATION

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone today praised the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization for what he described as its "wise and visionary" decision to authorize $8.1 million in funding for the study, design and construction of the Route 16 station of the Green Line Extension Project (GLX). At its April 19th meeting, the MPO voted 19 to 2 in favor of a Patrick administration proposal to include funding for the project in the Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2013 - 2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

2012 SOMERVILLE SUNSETTERS AUDITIONS TO BE HELD MAY 14TH

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

SOMERVILLE -Auditions for the 2012 Somerville Sunsetters
will be held on Monday, May 14th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at Somerville
High School, 81 Highland Ave.  All
Somerville residents in grades 7 - 12 are eligible to audition, including students
entering the 7th grade and
graduating high school seniors.

SCAP Annual Meeting 5/23

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will host their Annual
Meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and all
members of the public are invited to attend. 
The 8th annual meeting, to be held in the Highlander Café, 81
Highland Ave., will feature presentations and discussions about the work of
Somerville Youth and SCAP Youth Leaders to reduce alcohol and drug use in the
Somerville community, other SCAP programming, and will honor and thank members
and supporters.  Refreshments will be
served, and prizes will be raf

Dog Owners Task Force Meeting Schedule Change

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The Somerville Dog Owners Task Force (DOTF) announces
that their regular meeting schedule has been changed from the second Thursday
to the third Thursday of each month.  The next meeting will be held on
Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 pm in the Second Floor Conference Room
(next to the Mayor's Office at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave).   For more information on the meetings or the
Task Force, please contact Carlene Campbell-Hegarty, at 617-625-6600 ext.

ANNUAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH EVENTS SET FOR MAY

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A.
Curtatone and Executive Director of the Somerville Historic Preservation
Commission (SHPC) Brandon Wilson announce the schedule of events for the 2012
"Preservation Month" celebrations. 
Throughout the month of May, the SHPC and other local organizations
partner to host numerous events honoring Somerville's history and historic
districts.  Remaining events include:

CITY CALLS FOR RESPONSES TO ON-LINE VIEWER SURVEY FOR LOCAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY CABLE TV

Monday, April 30, 2012

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville, with the participation of Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT), has issued a request for residents to participate in a brief on-line survey about their viewing habits and preferences for the City’s public access cable television channels and SCAT’s Channel 3.  The City of Somerville provides an Education Channel (Channel 15 on local cable service) that offers schools-related programming and a City

SOMERVILLE SPRING CLEANUP SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 28th

Monday, April 23, 2012

SOMERVILLE – Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone for the annual Somerville Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00am- noon at locations throughout the city. The annual cleanup is sponsored by Comcast. A rain date has been set for Sunday, April 29th. Volunteers should meet a ward captain at 10:00am at the following locations:

RESISTAT COMMUNITY MEETINGS ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Aldermen invite residents to attend their local Spring 2012 ResiStat Community Meetings, a twice-yearly effort to share the latest City data and news directly with residents and gather their feedback.

MAYOR CURTATONE, TRAFFIC & PARKING CONVENE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT RESEARCH AND POLICY GROUP

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SOMERVILLE -Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that he has created a Transportation Research, Innovation and Planning (TRIP) Team to advise the City on new technologies and procedures designed to increase accessibility, capacity, convenience and safety
in all modes of local transportation. The advisory panel is composed of representatives drawn from the city's residential and business communities as well as Somerville-based transportation and parking policy experts.

CITY PARTNERS WITH WELCOME PROJECT’S “YUM” CAMPAIGN TO HOST “A TASTE OF IMMIGRANT CITY” RESTAURANT EVENT 4/25

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SOMERVILLE - The general public is invited to join Mayor
Joseph Curtatone, Shape Up Somerville and the Welcome Project's "YUM"
Restaurant Campaign on Wednesday, April 25th for YUM: 
A Taste of Immigrant City
, a tasting event to showcase some of the
City's worldwide cuisine as interpreted by Shape Up Somerville-approved
restaurants.  Ten immigrant-run
restaurants from across the City will feature menu items from all over the
world, and this year YUM restaurants and Shape Up Somerville have partnered to
offer healthy menu options in li

Public Meeting to Discuss DEP-Conway Park Scheduled for 4/27

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The City of Somerville will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and receive comments on the environmental remediation at
Conway Park/15A Bleachery Row (DEP Release Tracking Number 3-0011753).

SOMERVILLE SPRING CLEANUP SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 28th

Monday, April 16, 2012

SOMERVILLE
- Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone for the annual Somerville
Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00am- noon at locations
throughout the City.  The annual cleanup is sponsored by Comcast.  A
rain date has been set for Sunday, April 29th
 Volunteers should meet a ward captain at 10:00am at the following
locations:

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