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Citing Public Safety Risk, Somerville Building Commissioner & Fire Chief Order Closure of City’s 90-92 Union Square Building

The Somerville Building Commissioner, in consultation with the Somerville Fire Chief, has ordered that the City’s 90-92 Union Square building close to the public on August 31 due to a public safety risk. In 2019, City and independent inspectors determined that the building, which dates to the late 1880s, needed significant structural repair. Emergency repairs were made at the time, but the assessments found that a complete gut renovation is required for full and lasting building repair. In…

Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities Seeks Additional Members

Somerville residents are invited to apply for four vacancies on the Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Three of the vacancies must be filled by people who identify as having a disability.  The Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities is committed to ensuring equity and inclusion for Somerville residents, workers, and visitors. The Commission works closely with the City’s Department of Racial and Social Justice and ADA Coordinator to carry out its mission and ensure…

Somerville Hosting Two Firefighter Exam Registration Events in August

Interested in serving your community as a member of the Somerville Fire Department? Then join current members of the SFD, along with the City’s Human Resources and Racial and Social Justice Departments, to learn more and get on-site assistance with the application for the firefighter exam. More information on both events can be found below. Firefighter Exam Registration Event #1: Date: August 17, 2023 Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: Somerville Fire Station Training Room (266 Broadway)…

Winter Hill Community Innovation School Update

In June, the City initiated an additional building assessment of the Winter Hill Community Innovation School (WHCIS). Today, our consultant informed the City, who immediately informed Somerville Public Schools, of the unexpected presence of asbestos in material not typically found to contain asbestos. The City closed the building, which has not been currently holding classes, and it will remain closed to all until further notice as we work to investigate the findings and remediate the material…

Somerville Earns Purple Heart Community Designation

Somerville has been named a Purple Heart Community by the Military Order of the Purple Heart organization, joining more than 100 municipalities in Massachusetts and hundreds more nationwide in recognizing those wounded or killed in combat for their country. The Military Order of the Purple Heart awards the designation to cities and towns, schools, teams, and other entities committed to honoring and commemorating Purple Heart medal Recipients and their families. The Purple Heart is the nation’s…

Somerville Rent Stabilization Public Comment Period Deadline Extended

Update The City of Somerville has extended the public comment period for rent stabilization. Written comments will now be accepted through August 31, 2023. Written comments can be sent by email to adtf@somervillema.gov or via mail at:   City of Somerville, Attn: Luis Quizhpe  Office of Community Development and Strategic Planning  93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143   Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville invite community members to provide public comments about rent…

Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change Seeks One Member

The City of Somerville’s Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC) seeks one new member, 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. CEUCC applicants should have some combination of knowledge about climate change, as well as lived or professional experience with environmental justice communities or…

Somerville Public Library Board of Trustees Seeks New Member

The Somerville Public Library Board of Trustees seeks one new member, 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 Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Somerville Public Library. The Board works with the Library Director to oversee the library’s operating and administrative policies. The Trustees…

Buy Fresh, Affordable Local Produce at the City of Somerville Mobile Farmers Market

The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market is back for its 13th season, now selling fresh produce across the city on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October 28. All produce is sourced from local farms and priced low to make good food affordable and accessible for all. The Mobile Market accepts cash, credit, debit, SNAP, P-EBT, and Farmers Market Coupons for payment. All are welcome!    Here’s where you can find the Mobile Market this summer and fall:  Thursday afternoons, 4–6 p.m.:…

Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes This Summer

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has detected West Nile virus (WNV) in Massachusetts for the first time this year in mosquito samples from Brookline and Worcester. Although no human or animal cases of WNV or Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been reported, Somerville residents should take steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses.   While WNV and EEE can infect people of all ages, people over 50 are at higher risk for severe WNV, and people…

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