Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Overhaul Rescheduled for April 3

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Members of the public are invited to attend a public hearing by the Somerville Planning Board and the Board of Aldermen’s Land Use Committee on Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m., to provide feedback. The hearing will be held in the Aldermanic Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 93 Highland Ave. Feedback can also be submitted online at, where detailed information on the overhaul, timeline, and upcoming meetings and events are also available.

"The Wellbeing of Somerville": Read the 2017 Report and Take Part in the Followup Survey

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The City of Somerville and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) recently completed a community health needs assessment called The Wellbeing of Somerville Report 2017. As a follow up to this report, the City and CHA are working together to better understand the healthcare service needs and health priorities of the Somerville community. We invited residents to take a survey to help us to identify and prioritize health needs for you, your family, and the Somerville Community.

Residents Sought for Newly Established Mayor's Appointments Advisory Committee

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for positions on Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s recently established Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC). The committee will be tasked with reviewing applications and making recommendations for vacant Mayor-appointed posts on boards and commissions with regulatory or decision-making authority.

Rescheduled Grand Union Flag Raising on Prospect Hill Set for March 4

Friday, February 16, 2018

After having to be canceled due to extreme cold, Somerville’s annual Grand Union Flag Raising is back! The event, rescheduled from January 1 to March 4, 2018, will kick off with a procession from City Hall to Prospect Hill Tower, followed by a reenactment ceremony for the 242nd anniversary of the "Grand Union" flag-raising ceremony at Prospect Hill Park.

West Branch Library Landscape Meeting February 24, Community Meeting February 26

Friday, February 16, 2018

Please join Ward 6 Alderman Lance Davis, the Somerville Capital Projects and Planning Department, the Somerville Public Library, and the project design team for upcoming meetings to discuss plans for the West Branch Library. A walkthrough landscape meeting will be held on Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the West Branch Library, 40 College Ave. A full community meeting will be held on Monday, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church located at 31 College Ave. where we will review and discuss the findings from the walkthrough.

Somerville Seeks Members and Advisors for Internet Task Force

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville is forming an Internet Access Task Force to explore options to preserve and expand affordable and neutral internet service across the City. Community members interested in serving as members are encouraged to apply. Area experts willing to serve as occasional or one-time advisors are also sought for a wide range of knowledge areas from public utilities management and small cell technology to federal communications policy.

Somerville, Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge Launch "SNAP Card to Ride" Bike Share

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SOMERVILLE- The Metro-Boston public bike share system, Hubway, is now available at a significant discount to income-eligible families and individuals. The City of Somerville along with Boston, Cambridge,  Brookline, the Department of Transitional Assistance, and bike share operator Motivate announced earlier this month the launch of the "SNAP Card to Ride" program.