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Somerville Community Encouraged to Join Public Hearing on Proposed 2025 Water & Sewer Rates

The City of Somerville Water & Sewer Department is inviting all members of the community to a public hearing that will share proposed Water and Sewer rates for Fiscal Year 2025.The proposed changes to be discussed include: A 10% increase in water volumetric charges A 5% increase in sewer volumetric charges; and  No change to existing base charges for both water and sewer.  The hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 29, starting at 6 p.m. Community members have can attend the…

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne Announcing New Somerville School Building Committee Members

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is announcing the members of the School Building Committee (SBC) who will provide oversight of the City’s construction plans for a new school to meet the needs of the Winter Hill Community Innovation School and potentially the Benjamin G. Brown School. The members will work with City and Somerville Public Schools staff and consultants to oversee construction project management such as hiring project managers, architects, and construction contractors, and ensure that…

Somerville Police Chief Finalist Interview Recordings Now Available: Community Feedback Sought

Somerville community members are encouraged to provide feedback on Police Chief finalists. Search Committee interviews with finalists under consideration to become the next Somerville Chief of Police were recently recorded for public review. The interviews are now available online for viewing and comment. “Community input is a vital part of this process, and community members are encouraged to share their thoughts on the applicants,” said Mayor Katjana Ballantyne. “Somerville is seeking a…

Mayor Ballantyne and Somerville Police Department Announce Expanded Data Sets and Tools on City’s Open Data Portal

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Police Department (SPD) are making it easier for residents to access police data in Somerville. In collaboration with the City’s Department of Racial and Social Justice (RSJ) and the SomerStat Office of Innovation and Analytics, SPD is now publishing four updated or expanded police data sets to the City’s Open Data Portal. All data sets will now include new interactive data visualizations. These updates build on the administration’s goals to…

Community Invited to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Cambridge-Somerville Asian Festival

Community members are invited to join the Cambridge-Somerville Asian Festival in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month. Somerville’s event will take place on Saturday, May 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Somerville High School (81 Highland Ave). The Cambridge portion of the festival will take place on Friday, May 10, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Cambridge St Upper School (850 Cambridge St). The Cambridge-Somerville Asian Festival aims to celebrate the rich diversity of heritages within the Asian…

Join the Spring Hill Sewer Separation Virtual Spring Community Meeting on May 15

The Spring Hill Sewer Separation project is well underway, and Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen invite you to join a virtual community meeting to learn about construction progress and upgrades to come. The project aims to reduce water pollution, address flooding, and modernize Somerville’s infrastructure. Once utility work on Highland Avenue (including Eversource’s Gas Main upgrade project) is done, interim paving of eastern Highland Avenue can begin.  The…

Mayor Ballantyne and the City Council Invite Somervillians to New "Slice of the City" Spring Meet-Up Series

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City Council invite Somerville community members to the inaugural "Slice of the City" meet-up series. This new series of family-friendly pizza parties in the parks offers attendees a new way to connect and engage with city leaders and staff as well as neighbors all while enjoying Somerville’s parks. The outdoor series for all ages will feature seven early evening meet-ups, from 5 to 7 p.m., throughout the month of May – one each in each of the city’s seven wards…

Mayor Ballantyne Announcing Public Interviews for Somerville Police Chief Candidates

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Somerville Police Chief Search Committee are inviting all community members to attend public interview sessions with candidates under consideration to be the next Chief of Police for the City of Somerville on Thursday, May 9, 2024. All interviews will take place in-person at Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with a final schedule to be shared with the community in the coming days. In advance of the public interviews, candidate…

Mayor Ballantyne Announcing 2024 Somerville Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Department of Veterans’ Services are announcing that Somerville’s Memorial Day parade will be held on Sunday, May 26. The parade will step off at 11 a.m. from Davis Square, proceeding west on Holland Street through Teele Square and onto Broadway, ending at the Veterans Cemetery between Alewife Brook Parkway and North Street. The City’s annual remembrance ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the Somerville Veterans’ Memorial…

Mayor Ballantyne Inviting Somerville Class of 2024 to Apply for Municipal Scholarship Opportunity

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, and the City of Somerville Municipal Scholarship Committee are reminding Somerville residents graduating high school in 2024 to apply now for five municipal scholarship opportunities. Selected applicants will receive $1,000 to help with post-secondary education expenses. To qualify for consideration, students must be in high school, a resident of the City of Somerville at the time the financial aid is awarded, and be accepted to an accredited post-secondary…

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