Mayor Ballantyne Announces Inclusive, Equity-Focused 100-Day ‘Somerville Progress for All’ Agenda

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
In her inaugural address on Monday, January 3, newly elected Mayor Katjana Ballantyne laid out her vision for an administration that is inclusive and transparent, examines every issue through an equity lens, and strives to ensure progress made in the city positively affects all residents and businesses. She also promised to announce her 100-day work plan, and today she delivers on that promise with the release of the 100-Day Somerville ‘Progress for All’ Agenda.

Affordable Homeownership Opportunity at 375 Canal Street, Assembly Row

Monday, January 10, 2022
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce an income-restricted resale homeownership opportunity in Assembly Row.  Unit 602 at 375 Canal Street is a one-bedroom condo available to households with a yearly gross income at or below 80% of Area Median Income ($70,750 for a one-person household, or $80,850 for a two-person household). 

Watch Mayor Katjana Ballantyne's Inaugural Address

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Good evening, Somerville. I stand before you tonight for an inauguration ceremony that will be unlike any our city has ever seen. Normally, I’d be addressing a crowd of people and I’d be able to thank Senator Markey and Paula Magnelli in person for their kind words.

Watch Mayor Katjana Ballantyne's Inaugural Address

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Good evening, Somerville. I stand before you tonight for an inauguration ceremony that will be unlike any our city has ever seen. Normally, I’d be addressing a crowd of people and I’d be able to thank Senator Markey and Paula Magnelli in person for their kind words.

Mayor-Elect Ballantyne Announces Executive Staff

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
After conducting a thorough vetting process, Mayor-elect Katjana Ballantyne has announced today two key executive staff selections, new administrative support, and a team of three Senior Transition Advisors.

Somerville Commits $9M in ARPA Funds to Childcare, Rental Assistance, and a Universal Basic Income Pilot Project

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Somerville’s outgoing and incoming Mayors jointly announced the City’s first major allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars today, dedicating $9 million in funding to childcare, rental assistance, and a Universal Basic Income pilot project. This joint commitment by Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Mayor-elect Katjana Ballantyne comes after the City’s initial round of community engagement seeking to identify priorities for ARPA funding.

Take a Survey to Inform Parking and Curb-Use Policies in Somerville

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
The City of Somerville invites Somerville residents, workers, and visitors to complete a survey to inform citywide parking policies.  This survey will provide vital insights into existing travel patterns and public priorities for parking management and curbside space. It is one component of the Citywide Parking and Curb-Use Study, a multipronged effort to collect data and develop recommendations to make Somerville’s parking system work more equitably, efficiently, and consistently for residents, businesses, and visitors. 

Take a Brief Survey to Help Somerville Prepare for Natural Hazards

Thursday, December 9, 2021
The City of Somerville and Metropolitan Area Planning Council invite you to take a brief survey to help the City prepare for natural hazards like flooding, extreme heat, and intense storms.    What are you most concerned about? Do you have ideas about how to protect vulnerable communities, infrastructure, and natural resources? Responses will inform the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to better protect the public and critical resources and address the impacts of climate change.  

Iluminaciones Light Sculpture on Display in Union Square Starting December 9

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
As we enter the darkest season of the year, an alleyway in Union Square will be lit by a large-scale light sculpture called Iluminaciones by Zebbler Studios. The pixel-mapped LED sculpture debut will be the evening of Thursday, December 9, to kick off the Somerville Arts Council’s month-long Illuminations celebration. Iluminaciones can be found between 329 and 341 Somerville Avenue.

Conway Park Athletic Field Ribbon Cutting, December 9

Friday, December 3, 2021
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Conway Park athletic field on Thursday, December 9, at 1 p.m.  To date, this complex project has achieved several critical milestones: The retaining wall has been repaired, contaminants have been removed (with the help of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), and the athletic field, which features a plant-based infill, has been installed and surrounded with new trees.  

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