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Important Elder Information: Scam Alert

Monday, May 9, 2022 On Thursday afternoon, March 6, an emerging scam was brought to the attention of the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, and subsequently shared with the Somerville Police Department.  It was reported that a 90-year-old Somerville woman was the victim of a "Grandparent Scam" in which she willingly provided funds to an unknown caller posing as an out-of-state attorney, who asked her to assist her "grandson." She was told her grandson had been arrested in the state where he resides on…

SOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL VOTED ELIGIBLE BY STATE FOR POSSIBLE RENOVATION OR NEW BUILDING FUNDING

Monday, May 9, 2022 SOMERVILLE - Somerville is one step closer to a renovated or new high school after the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) voted on Wednesday to invite Somerville Public Schools into MSBA's eligibility period, which is the first step in the application process for State funding for renovation or replacement of the school. The City and School District now have 270 days from the vote in which to take the required steps needed for the MSBA to then approve the district for the next…

LIBRARY SEEKS TEENS FOR STORYCORPS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

Monday, May 9, 2022 SOMERVILLE LIBRARY SEEKS TEENS TO SHARE THEIR ORAL HISTORIES FOR NATIONAL STORYCORPS PROJECT Somerville Public Libraries Selected as One of Ten Sites Nationally for StoryCorps Oral History Project (as heard on National Public Radio); Library to Record Teen Stories SOMERVILLE – Anyone who lives in Somerville knows the city has a million stories to tell, and now, thanks to a national StoryCorps grant, the country will get to hear—and preserve at the National Library of Congress—some of the…

ARTS COUNCIL SURVEY SEEKS TO UNDERSTAND CITY’S CREATIVE ASSETS

Monday, May 9, 2022 SOMERVILLE - Help the Somerville Arts Council better understand the economic assets of the creative community in Somerville by participating in a quick community survey, launched with the UMass Center for Policy Analysis. .     The survey can be found at www.somervilleartscouncil.org/creativesurvey, is open to all residents and will be available through December 6. It takes only 12 questions and five minutes to complete.     "Much of our success at the Somerville Arts Council…

ICE RINK DEDICATION CEREMONY TO HONOR THE 5 VETERANS WHO FOUNDED SOMERVILLE YOUTH HOCKEY

Monday, May 9, 2022 SOMERVILLE – Five Somerville veterans who founded Somerville Youth Hockey and exemplify service to country and community will be honored when the new ice rink at 570 Somerville Ave., next to the Veterans Memorial Rink, is officially dedicated as the Founders Rink at a special event on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. The rink’s new sign will be unveiled at the event and the founders’ families will be presented with copies of the plaque that honors the five men who, after serving our nation in the…

Unofficial Preliminary Election Results 9-24-13

Monday, May 9, 2022 Click here for the unofficial election results 9-24-13.

Three Somerville Students Arrested by Berkshire County D.A.'s Office

Monday, May 9, 2022 PRESS RELEASE BERKSHIRE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICEDAVID F. CAPELESS, DISTRICT ATTORNEY7 North Street, PO Box 1969, Pittsfield, MA  01202-1969 Contact:          FREDERICK A. LANTZ Phone:             413-443-5951 FAX:               413-499-6349 Three Somerville, Massachusetts High School students have been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that took place in Otis this past weekend. Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless says 17 year old GALILEO MONDOL and two…

FIRE DEPT. REMINDS RESIDENTS OF IMPORTANT FIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION TIPS

Monday, May 9, 2022 SOMERVILLE - Chief Fire Engineer Kevin Kelleher and the Somerville Fire Department remind all residents that with higher temperatures and dry weather comes the increased risk for fire hazards, and ask residents to take necessary preventive steps in your home to decrease this risk. The following is a list of steps to consider in your home: Check batteries and operations in smoke detectors. DO NOT use grills on porches, on any floor of your home. If you use air conditioners…

CITY TO SEEK RESIDENT FEEDBACK ON ACCESSIBILITY PLAN

Monday, May 9, 2022 SOMERVILLE - An exhaustive six-month self-evaluation of the City's accessibility will be developed into a living, multiyear action plan over the next two months, with the help of the community, in an effort to ensure that residents have equal access to the city's streets, sidewalks, buildings, parks and programs.   The Self-Evaluation Plan, required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), includes both a physical inventory of the City's infrastructure and existing policies, practices…

Learn to Repair Your Windows Rather than Replace Them

Monday, May 9, 2022 Need to improve your old windows? Thinking about replacing them? Think again! Come to a hands-on workshop sponsored by the City of Somerville Historic Preservation Commission and Historic Somerville on How to Repair Windows Yourself on Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road. With proper tools, knowledge, and care, your windows can last for many years. This workshop will be a hands-on demonstration with an actual window from the Somerville Museum. Why…

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