Book a Sunsetters Performance in Your Neighborhood this Summer!
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The Somerville Sunsetters are coming to a street near you! The Sunsetters, a traveling youth performance troupe that performs classic show tunes and modern musicals in Somerville neighborhoods throughout July and August, is now booking shows for the summer 2019 season. Residents interested in hosting a performance in your neighborhood should contact Jackie Rossetti at 617-625-6600 ext. 2614, or [email protected].
Somerville Historic Preservation Commission Releases Revised Events Schedule for 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
With the annual Historic Preservation Month (May) events behind us, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) announced this week a revised schedule for spring events that were postponed due to inclement weather, as well as a revised schedule for Docent Tours of the Prospect Hill Tower, the Old Power House, and the Milk Row Cemetery. Rescheduled events will be held as follows:
SomerVision2040 to Host Forum for Local Artists on Thursday, June 13
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Are you a local artist? Join City of Somerville staff for a forum for local artists as part of SomerVision2040 on Thursday, June 13 beginning at 6 p.m. We’ll discuss your concerns and ideas about how the City can better support our arts and creative economy. The forum will be held at the Lowell St. VNA, 259 Lowell St. (park on Lowell St.).
Auditions for 2019 Somerville Sunsetters Set for May 28
Friday, May 24, 2019
Calling all Somerville youth! The Somerville Sunsetters, a singing and dancing youth group that performs throughout Somerville in July and August, is returning for Summer 2019! Auditions will be held for Somerville youth between the ages of 12 and 18 on Tuesday evening, May 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Argenziano School. All Somerville residents meeting the age eligibility may audition, and are asked to bring a song of your choice on your mobile device or on a CD to perform to.
Rhode Island Man Arrested for Armed Somerville Bank Robbery
Thursday, May 23, 2019
A Rhode Island man was arrested and charged today in federal court in Boston in connection with an armed bank robbery in Somerville on May 1, 2019, that resulted in shots fired.
Daniel Rosado, 32, of Providence, R.I., was charged with one count of armed bank robbery, one count of brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Rosado will appear in federal court in Boston later today.
Public Meeting to Discuss Next Phase of Construction on Somerville Ave., June 4 (UPDATE: MEETING POSTPONED)
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Please note: This meeting has been postponed. More information will be provided when it’s been rescheduled.
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and Ward 3 City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to a public meeting for an update on the Somerville Ave. Utilities & Streetscape Improvements project and ongoing construction in the Union Square area.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the Academy Room at the Somerville Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St.
Reminder: Medford St. Bridge Closes 5/17 Through Spring 2020 for GLX Work
Thursday, May 16, 2019
As part of the Green Line Extension project, the Medford St. bridge, behind Somerville High School, will close to all traffic starting Friday, May 17, at about 9 p.m. Crews will be onsite through about 2 a.m. Saturday setting up the closure. This bridge is expected to reopen in the spring of 2020.
Work within the MBTA rail right-of-way is not subject to the City’s noise ordinance, but pile driving and demolition operations are contractually prohibited between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
FBI & City Offer $10k Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest of Somerville Bank Robbery Suspect (UPDATE: Reward Doubled)
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Update (5/9/2019): The FBI Boston Violent Crimes Task Force and the Somerville Police Department are doubling the reward to $20,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of a bank robber, believed to be armed and dangerous.
The following is a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation:
One-Month Somerville Community Path Closure (Buena Vista Rd. to Cameron Ave.) Begins Mid-May for Upgrades
Friday, May 3, 2019
A section of the Somerville Community Path, from Buena Vista Rd. to Cameron Ave. behind the Davis Square T station, is expected to close on or around Monday, May 13, for the final phase of the Community Path Drainage & Retaining Wall Upgrades project. It’s anticipated to reopen around mid-June.
Night Market and Live Music Series Kicks Off in Union Square
Friday, May 3, 2019
Join the Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Flea for a roaming series of three night markets that will take place throughout the city between May and July. The after-hours pop-up markets will feature live music as well as artisan and vintage vendors, and more, in Union Square, Ball Square, and Winter Hill.
Applications Available for Fiscal Year 2020 Community Preservation Act Funding
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Applications for this coming fiscal year’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds as well as the fiscal year 2020 Community Preservation Plan, which sets the funding allocations and priorities for the year, are now available.
Powder House Blvd. Office Hours Canceled, Community Meeting Scheduled for May 22
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Please note that the May 22 community meeting has been moved to 6:30 p.m. (originally 6 p.m.)
Spring 2019 ResiStat Meeting Schedule Announced
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the City Council invite residents to attend the first ResiStat Community Meetings of 2019. These meetings are held twice a year in each of Somerville’s seven Wards to share the latest City news, data, and neighborhood updates with residents and provide an opportunity for residents, elected officials, and City staff to talk with each other.
City of Somerville Seeking Climate Forward Ambassadors
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The City of Somerville is seeking community members looking for an opportunity to learn something new, get more involved in the community, and become local leaders as Climate Forward Ambassadors. The City's Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) is launching the new ambassador program to educate a diverse group of Somerville residents about climate change. The goal is to increase the Somerville community’s capacity to engage in climate action.
West Branch Library Renovation Groundbreaking, Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis, and Somerville Library Director Cathy Piantigini invite you to celebrate the start of renovations to the West Branch Library at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m., at 40 College Avenue in Davis Square. Once work is completed, the West Branch will be accessible, will include community meeting space, and will be set up to meet modern library and community needs while preserving historic features.
Medford St. Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, 2019, Through Spring 2020
Monday, April 22, 2019
The Medford St. bridge, in Gilman Square behind Somerville High School (SHS), will close for construction starting Friday, May 17. It’s expected to remain closed through the spring of 2020.
For the duration of this closure, all traffic will be detoured around the work zone via Pearl St. and McGrath Highway. Detour maps and directions are available on www.mass.gov/GLX in the Bridge Closures section.
Community Preservation Committee Survey: How Do You Think Funds Should Be Spent?
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Let the Community Preservation Committee know how you think this year's $2 million in new funding for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space/recreation should be spent. Take this short survey: https://form.jotform.com/91006624977159.
Learn more at www.somervillema.gov/cpa
Somerville Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, May 4
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, and Comcast Cares for the annual Spring Cleanup, on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. All participants are invited to meet at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive from 9 to 10 a.m. for breakfast, a short speaking programs, and information from local environmental organizations before heading out to cleanup sites.
Open Letter from Mayor Curtatone and Superintendent Skipper on Education Reform
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
“We do not want to be a state with pockets of excellence. We want excellence to be the norm.”
7-Month Washington St. Bridge Closure Starts Monday, April 8; Shuttle Service Starts Tuesday, April 9
Friday, April 5, 2019
For the next phase of work on the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, the Washington St. bridge, in East Somerville near McGrath Highway, will close for construction beginning Monday, April 8, at about 10 p.m. This bridge will close for two separate phases: first, from April 8 through approximately November 2019, then again from about April 2020 through August 2020.