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Spring Hill Sewer Separation Virtual Community Meeting, November 9

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to a virtual community meeting to learn about construction progress on the Spring Hill Sewer Separation project.  Somerville’s Spring Hill neighborhood is currently served by a combined sewer system, which collects both wastewater and stormwater runoff in the same pipes. Through the Sewer Separation project, the City is working to upgrade these systems by installing new storm drains that separate stormwater from the…

Notice of Water and Sewer Billing Issue

The Water & Sewer Department is currently undergoing hardware & software upgrades. If you believe there is an error with your bill, we apologize and ask that you e-mail water@somervillema.gov with your account number, address, a description of the potential error, a copy of your bill, and a photo of the water meter showing the reading (and if possible, the serial number). If you are not able to email, please call 311 at 617-666-3311 for assistance. Thank you for your understanding and…

Somerville Invites Kids of All Ages to “Truck O’ Treat” at City Hall

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville are excited to invite all local ghosts and ghouls to “Truck O’Treat” on Thursday, October 27, from 5-7 p.m. outside City Hall.  Costumes are encouraged at the family-friendly event, which will include safe Trick-or-Treating on the City Hall concourse, a spooktacular visit from a decorated City of Somerville truck, refreshments, and more.    Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written…

SomerStreets: Monster Mash on Somerville Avenue, October 30

SomerStreets: Monster Mash, the final SomerStreets festival of the year, takes over Somerville Avenue on Sunday, October 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. (rain date: November 6). Join the family-friendly festivities for tricks and treats aplenty between School Street and Warren Avenue, including: The annual costume parade, led by School of HONK. Meet at 3 p.m. at the Somerville Avenue / Warren Avenue intersection to join.  All-day live music on two stages: At 389 Somerville Ave. with Mass Ave. Music, and…

Job Creation and Retention Trust Survey and Public Meeting, October 25

The Somerville Job Creation and Retention Trust (JCRT) Board is hosting its annual public forum on Tuesday, October 25, and launching a survey to understand community priorities for JCRT funds. Since 2018, the Job Creation and Retention Trust has used linkage fees collected from commercial development projects to create and enhance employment opportunities for Somerville residents. To date, the job linkage fee has generated more than $2.1 million for job creation and retention programming. Over…

Somerville Holding Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, the Somerville Commission for Women, and RESPOND, Inc. are honored to invite residents to join them for the annual Domestic Violence Vigil on Wednesday, October 26, to remember those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2022. Due to forecasted rain, the Annual Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month scheduled to take place at Statue Park in Davis Square will be held at the Somerville Public Library's West Branch, 40 College Avenue at 6 p…

Snow Plowing Contractors Wanted (November 2022 to June 2024)

Somerville’s DPW, through the Procurement Department, is seeking contractors to provide snow plowing services for the City from November 2022 to June 2024 Interested vendors may obtain a Request for Application (RFA) packet from the Procurement Department web page, or by emailing a request to procurement@somervillema.gov This is an ongoing opportunity, however, vendors must return their completed RFA packet by Wednesday, October 5th, 2022, at 4 p.m. for early contract offers. Español CIUDAD DE…

Appointments Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

The City of Somerville seeks five members for the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC), and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for residents with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. The AAC recommends staffing appointments for more than a dozen of the City’s boards and commissions, including the Board of Health, the Licensing Commission, the Planning…

Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study Final Report and Community Meeting, October 19 

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and City staff invite you to a community meeting to discuss findings from the Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study and its proposed recommendations for developing an effective, equitable curb-management system in Somerville.  The City launched the Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study to comprehensively understand the parking system in Somerville and identify potential action steps to create a more equitable, sustainable, and accessible transportation network. The study…

Statement from Mayor Ballantyne on Somerville’s Observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The City of Somerville recognizes it was founded and built upon lands first inhabited by Indigenous Peoples of this region and acknowledges and honors these members of the community. On Monday, October 10 2022, the City of Somerville will observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day, joining more than a dozen states and over 100 cities nationwide.    We reaffirm the decision to proclaim the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day out of a commitment to the real concerns within native…

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