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Somerville Families Invited to Start Planning Their Summer Fun at 2024 Summer Camp and Activities Fair

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is announcing that the City’s Summer Camp and Activities Fair is returning for 2024, providing families with the opportunity to learn about summer activity options available to their children and to get detailed information from program representatives about summer camps, recreational activities, and learning opportunities for children of all ages. The Fair will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School gym (50 Cross St).…

Join the Somerville Council on Aging Board of Directors

Are you passionate about supporting the well-being of seniors in Somerville? The Somerville Council on Aging Board of Directors is actively seeking three new members, and we invite all residents to consider applying. What is the Somerville Council on Aging Board of Directors?The mission of the Somerville Council on Aging Board of Directors is to inform, assist, and advocate for individuals aged 60 or older residing in Somerville. We work collaboratively with seniors and various agencies to…

Somerville Early Voting and Voting by Mail Information for Massachusetts Presidential Primary Election

The Presidential Primary election for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is Tuesday, March 5. The primary election is open to all registered voters in Somerville. Somerville voters can vote early in person or by mail.Register to Vote by February 24You can register one of three ways: •    Register to vote online at, or in person at City Hall (93 Highland Ave.)•    Call the Elections Department (617-625-6600 ext. 4200) and request a voter registration form. •    …

Somerville Polling Place Hiring Workers for 2024 Presidential Primary

The City of Somerville is hiring polling place workers for the upcoming 2024 Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.  No experience is required to be an election inspector, you will receive $200 for participating in this important civic activity. More information on election worker roles and payments please see below.   Get paid $200 for doing a civic activity Receive a 2 hour lunch/time off period No experience necessary. The location warden will tell you what to do. Please call 617-…

Mayor Ballantyne's Testimony on Somerville’s Rent Stabilization Home Rule Petition- S.2545

The Honorable James Arciero - Chair, Joint Committee on Housing State House, Room 146 Boston, MA 02133   The Honorable Lydia Edwards -Chair, Joint Committee on Housing   State House, Room 413-C Boston, MA 02133 Re: S.2545, An Act authorizing the city of Somerville to regulate rent in residential dwelling units Dear Chairs Arciero and Edwards, and members of the Committee, I am proud to convey my emphatic support for Somerville’s Rent Stabilization Home Rule Petition- S.2545. Rent stabilization…

Somerville Job Creation and Retention Trust Committee Seeks One New Member

The City of Somerville Job Creation and Retention Trust (JCRT) is now accepting applications for one local business representative to join the committee as a new member.  The JCRT assists the City of Somerville in the creation and maintenance of employment opportunities within and near Somerville for local residents.  The time commitment for JCRT committee members is typically two-three hours per month, including a monthly evening meeting.  Other potential time commitments include possible…

Interim Paving and Streetscape Planning for Highland Avenue

To help community members stay informed on planned work for Highland Avenue, the City of Somerville is sharing important information regarding the current timeline for utility work, upcoming interim paving, and the streetscape redesign process.  Mayor Katjana Ballantyne’s fiscal year 2024 budget, approved by the City Council in June, allocates $375,000 for interim paving of eastern Highland Avenue from Central Street to McGrath Highway. This stretch is one of Somerville’s most traveled roadways…

City of Somerville Reopening Search for Next Chief of Police

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is announcing the reopening of Somerville’s nationwide search for its next Chief of Police. The comprehensive search will be led by the City’s Racial and Social Justice and Human Resources Departments. GovHR, a national public-sector executive recruitment firm, will continue to act as the City’s external consultant to identify candidates with the requisite experience and principles to lead the Somerville Police Department.  Interested candidates will find more…

Mayor Ballantyne's Testimony for H.4138, The Affordable Homes Act

/**/ January 22, 2024Video recording of the entire hearing: Honorable James Arciero ChairJoint Committee on Housing State House Room 146 Boston, MA 02133 The Honorable Lydia Edwards ChairJoint Committee on Housing State House Room 413-C Boston, MA 02133  Re: H.4138, The Affordable Homes Act Dear Chairs Arciero and Edwards, and members of the Committee, I submit this testimony representing both the City of Somerville as Mayor and as Co-…

Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

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