Submit Comments on the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan by June 1
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Over the past five years residents and business owners have work with planners from the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development to envision the future of Davis Square. Now, there’s another opportunity to weigh in. The Davis Square Neighborhood Plan was recently released and is ready for review. If you are interested in submitting comments on the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan, please send them to [email protected] by Friday, June 1.
Somerville Arts Council and Somerville Media Center Partner on Cinema Somerville Outdoor Film Festival
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Media Center announce the third annual Cinema Somerville Outdoor Film Festsival, set for Saturday, May 19, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Medal of Honor Recipient Among Heroes to be Honored at 2018 Somerville Heroes Salute on May 19
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The 2018 Somerville Heroes Salute is set to honor eight Somerville heroes during the annual recognition ceremony, including a Profile in Courage Lifetime Achievement Award to Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Thomas G. Kelley.
2018 Preservation Month Events Schedule Announced
Monday, May 7, 2018
Throughout the month, the SHPC partners with other local organizations to host events honoring Somerville’s history and historic assets.
ArtFarm Community Meeting May 8
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Join the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and Ward 2 Alderman J.T. Scott on Tuesday, May 8, for a community meeting to discuss the City’s newest open space at ArtFarm. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Argenziano School cafeteria, 290 Washington St. ArtFarm is located on the site of the former waste transfer station at 10 Poplar St.
For more information contact Luisa Oliveira at [email protected].
Henry Hansen Park Redesign Community Meeting #2, May 1
Friday, April 27, 2018
Please join Somerville Commissioner of Veterans’ Services Bryan Bishop and project design team CBA Landscape Architects on Tuesday, May 1, for the second community meeting to discuss the redesign of Henry Hansen Park. The community meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Visiting Nurse Association, 259 Lowell Street. The design team will present several concepts for the park redesign.
2nd Public Hearing on Proposed Transfer Fee Home Rule Petition Monday, May 7
Friday, April 27, 2018
Members of the public are invited to attend the second public hearing hosted by the Board of Aldermen to discuss the updated proposal for a transfer fee home rule petition.
Public Hearing to Discuss Tree Removal for Prospect Hill Park Project, May 2
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The City of Somerville Tree Warden invites all interested residents and community members to a public hearing on Wednesday, May 2, to discuss upcoming tree removal as part of the rehabilitation of Prospect Hill Park. The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Academy Room at the Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. Any objections to their removal must be submitted in writing prior to or during the hearing.
Reminder: Bike Month Kickoff Event to be Held Sunday, April 29
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Join the Somerville Bicycle Advisory Committee (SBAC) on Sunday, April 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Aeronaut Brewery (14 Tyler St.) for a celebration to kick off Bay State Bike Week. The event will feature live music and a special presentation (at 2 p.m.) and book signing by the nationally renowned urban planner, safe streets advocate, and author of “Walkable Cities” Jeff Speck. Additionally, more than 20 bike advocacy organizations, businesses, and agencies will be in attendance, including representatives from MassDOT, MassBike, Boston Cyclists Union, and more.
FY18 Community Preservation Act Affordable Housing Funding Applications Now Available: Deadline May 23, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Residents, organizations, and businesses are invited to submit applications for the funding of eligible affordable housing programs or projects via its annual distribution of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds.
Somerville to Offer Residents the Opportunity to Purchase Minibonds
Friday, April 20, 2018
Minibonds will allow residents the chance to earn tax-exempt interest while investing directly in Somerville’s future.
Union Square and Inman Square Neighborhood Transportation Forum, 4/24
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Alderman-at-Large Stephanie Hirsch, Ward 2 Alderman J.T. Scott, Ward 3 Alderman Ben Ewen-Campen, and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development invite you to a forum on Tuesday, April 24 to discuss a potential rerouting of the MBTA #91 bus route in the Lincoln Park neighborhood as well as other transportation and traffic safety matters in the Union and Inman Square area. The forum will be broken down into five subject-specific segments, so you can drop in for a topic you’re most interested in or stick around for them all. The schedule will be:
Somerville Seeking Applicants for Fair Housing Commission Vacancy
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The City of Somerville invites all interested and eligible residents to apply for the Commission’s vacant post.
Public Hearing on State of Affordable Housing in Somerville to Be Held Mon., April 30
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
There will be a Public Hearing before the Board of Aldermen’s Committee on Housing and Community Development on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 6:30 PM, in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, on the Order of Alderman Ben Ewen-Campen, Chair of the Committee, for public input on the condition of affordable housing units in the City, and whether there is an affordable housing crisis that constitutes a public emergency (Docket #205334). The public is invited to attend and be heard.
Community Preservation Plan Hearing & Pre-Application Workshop on April 25
Friday, April 13, 2018
Plan establishes the annual funding allocations for Community Preservation Act funds; Workshop offers tips on how to apply for funding
Public Hearing to Discuss Tree Removal for Somerville Ave. Utility & Streetscape Improvements Project, May 2
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Learn more at https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2018/05/02/public-hearing-discuss-tr...
Somerville Fair Housing Information Session, 4/24
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
In recognition of Fair Housing Month, the City of Somerville’s Fair Housing Commission invites the public to a community information session on Tuesday, April 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m. on why it is important for renters and buyers, as well as landlords and owners, to understand Fair Housing, and how it can protect you.
Cambridge/Somerville Joint Alewife Brook Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Progress Report for 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This notice is required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an annual update on the progress of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control measures to improve the water quality of Alewife Brook. You are receiving this notice because your property lies within the extended 100-year floodplain of Alewife Brook as established and currently in effect by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Public Hearing to Discuss Removal of Remaining Trees for Beacon Street Reconstruction Project, April 23
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The City of Somerville Tree Warden invites all interested residents and community members to a public hearing on Monday, April 23, to discuss the upcoming removal of six trees as part of the construction process for the Beacon Street Reconstruction Project. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 220 Washington St. These trees are the remaining trees to be removed by Newport Construction as part of the approved project plans.
Somerville Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday, April 21
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Community BBQ with family friendly activities to be held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House following cleanup at noon with partners Groundwork Somerville & Comcast Cares