Basic Immigration Law Training for NonProfit and Community Volunteers

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The City of Somerville invites residents, employees of Somerville nonprofit organizations, and employees of nonprofits that directly serve Somerville residents to apply to participate in an intensive, 40-hour Introduction to Immigration Law class offered in partnership with The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).

Prospect Hill Tower Virtual Tour Video Now Available Online

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SOMERVILLE – You can now visit Prospect Hill Tower year round through the newly released virtual tour video: Prospect Hill Tower was built in 1903 with funds from the Union Square Women’s Organization to commemorate the site where the first American flag was raised during the Revolutionary War. The video provides viewers with a tour of the interior of the Tower, with views of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville from the top, and information about the history of Prospect Hill.

SPFJr. Youth Leaders Want Peers to Know, “Most SHS Students DON’T Smoke!”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) announced today that its youth leadership group, Somerville Positive Forces, Junior Edition, will take to the streets on March 8 to promote smoking prevention messages in a colorful way along sidewalks around Somerville High School as part of the National “Kick Butts” Campaign.

Public Hearing on the Union Square Master Land Disposition Agreement Mar. 8

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Somerville Redevelopment Authority (SRA) invites the public to comment on the Master Land Disposition Agreement (MLDA) with Union Square Station Associates (US2) at a special SRA meeting and public hearing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. The MLDA between the Somerville Redevelopment Authority and Union Square Master Developer US2 was submitted to the SRA for review at their meeting on February 16, 2017. The SRA will hear comments at the March 8th meeting, and comments are also currently being accepted via email.

Somerville Condominium Review Board Seeking New Member

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The City of Somerville's Condominium Review Board, which is charged with enforcing the condominium conversion ordinance to protect tenants in rental properties being converted to or sold as condominiums, has an open position.

Somerville Seeking Community Members to Fill a Range of Board, Commission Vacancies

Monday, January 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE – Are you looking to get more involved in the City of Somerville? Consider this your chance!

The City of Somerville is seeking Somerville residents to fill vacancies on a number of existing boards and commissions. Term limits and duties vary. Brief descriptions are included below, and full information on the vacancies, as well as information about each board and commission can be found at the links below:

Personal Property Inspections Begin Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

Personal Property Inspections (equipment used in the conduct of business) will begin on Monday, January 23 and continue for approximately three months.  The Assessing Office Personal Property consultant will be visiting new businesses as well as approximately 1/3 of existing businesses to inventory equipment used in the conduct of business.  Representatives of Real Estate Research Consultants (RRC) will be in the field with identification and the Assessors’ ask for and appreciate your cooperation.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Assessing at 617 625-6600 x3100.

Somerville Seeking Consultant to Develop Climate Action Plan

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to work closely with the Office of Sustainability and Environment to develop the city’s Climate Change Action Plan, which will serve as the comprehensive strategy for addressing climate change in Somerville.

MLK Day Celebrations in Somerville Planned for Jan. 16

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Health and Human Services Department and the Somerville Public Schools announce the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, entitled, “One Somerville,” to be held on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of national Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Watch or Read Mayor Curtatone's Midterm Address (Jan. 9, 2017)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Good evening President White, Vice President Ballantyne, Chair Pitone and Vice Chair Green; honorable members of the Board of Aldermen, School Committee, and Somerville Delegation, Superintendent Skipper; honored guests, friends, family, and staff. And above all, welcome, Somerville residents.

Update: Somerville Police Capture Federal Prison Escapee

Thursday, January 5, 2017


(1/15/17 - 4:17 p.m.)

The suspect in this morning’s attempted robbery in Cambridge, and a subsequent attempted robbery in Somerville this afternoon, has been captured by Somerville Police. Police have confirmed that the suspect in custody is James Morales, the subject of a Mass. State Police manhunt over the past several days.

We appreciate your vigilance and cooperation as this situation unfolded today.


Somerville State of the City Address Scheduled for Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Mayor’s annual State of the City Address, and mid-term addresses by the President of the Board of Aldermen and the Chairperson of the Somerville School Committee will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall, 93 Highland Ave.

241st Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill, January 1, 2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

SOMERVILLE – In its annual tradition, the City of Somerville will kick off the New Year (and Somerville’s 175th Birthday celebrations) on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, with a reenactment ceremony for the 241st anniversary of the "Grand Union" flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park. The ceremony begins at Prospect Hill at noon, however a processional led by a re-enactor portraying General George Washington on horseback will leave from the City Hall Concourse at 11:30 a.m. As always, members of the public are invited to participate, and are encouraged to wear traditional colonial clothing.

Historic Somerville Merchandise on Sale for Holiday Season

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Just in time to complete your holiday shopping, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission has “Preserving Somerville” merchandise available for sale! The T-shirts (youth and adult sizes), long-sleeved shirts, and tote bags, designed by Somerville High School students, come in a variety of colors that can be viewed on the Commission’s website at Full color woven and washable afghans are also available and include images of iconic historic sites in the City.