Informational Session & Public Hearing on FY17 Water & Sewer Rates, Wed., Sept. 7

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

To provide background, answer questions, and take public testimony regarding the fiscal year 2017 Somerville Water and Sewer Rate Charges, an Informational Session with Q&A followed by a Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in the Somerville High School Library, 81 Highland Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

Applications for Community Preservation Act Funding Eligibility Now Available

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SOMERVILLE – More than $1.5 million is available for historic resources, open spaces and recreation land projects in Somerville through the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The City invites residents, organizations and businesses to submit eligibility determination forms to see if they qualify for the funding. The forms and additional application materials can be found at

Announcement Regarding Somerville's Ch. 91 Appeal of Everett Casino

Monday, August 22, 2016

The City of Somerville successfully resolved a number of our community's core concerns regarding the Wynn casino project through our recent appeal of the casino's Ch. 91 license. For this reason, we will not pursue further appeal of the license via the courts. I want to be clear, our appeal was never about stopping the casino but rather about our civic duty to protect the health, safety, and quality of life of our residents. While we did not get everything we asked for, the appeal did yield significant and meaningful results for our residents, so we feel the process worked.

Community Request: Help Your Neighborhood Trees during Drought

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Current severe drought conditions have left many of our street trees in dire need of water. While our Department of Publics Works crews are working diligently to care for the needs of our parks, open spaces, and trees, we need the community’s help to provide water to our street trees during these extreme conditions.

Deadline to Register for State Primary Election is Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

With the Thursday, September 8, state primary quickly approaching, the City of Somerville would like to remind residents that the deadline for registering to vote in that election is Friday, August 19, 2016, at 5 p.m. This is also the deadline for voters wanting to change party affiliation.

Heat Safety Tips and Information

Friday, July 22, 2016

Temperatures are expected to be high through the weekend and we urge all residents to review these hot weather information and safety tips:

City Gets Authority to Prosecute Code Violations

Thursday, July 7, 2016

SOMERVILLE -- Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone have reached an agreement under which the City of Somerville’s Law Department will be able to criminally prosecute certain code violations.

The memorandum of understanding allows Assistant City Solicitor David Shapiro to act as a Special Assistant District Attorney responsible for handling Somerville cases. The agreement coordinates efforts between the City and the District Attorney’s office, and will enable the City to pursue problem property owners more efficiently.

Somerville Open Space Plan Open House 7/6 at 6pm

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Residents are encouraged to examine the plan -- which includes data on public parks, green spaces, and Somerville’s urban canopy – and to discuss open space planning in the City.

Lincoln Park Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday, June 17

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite the public to attend the Lincoln Park groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park (near the Argenziano School playground).