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. 

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:

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.

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.

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.