Somerville Board of Health Meeting to Discuss Indoor Mask Mandate

Monday, February 28, 2022
In response to updated CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance on indoor masking, the Somerville Board of Health will hold a special meeting to discuss the local indoor mask mandate. The meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, March 3, beginning at 6 p.m. For information on how to join the meeting, please visit  

Somerville Pilots New Rodent-Control Technology

Monday, February 28, 2022
"It will not only catch rodents – it will expand our ability to collect data, to quantify the issue, and to identify additional steps we can take to make the greatest impact citywide.” ―Mayor Katjana Ballantyne As part of Mayor Katjana Ballantyne’s 100-Day Agenda and the City’s ongoing commitment to mitigating rodent activity, the City of Somerville is launching a five-month pilot program to bring the latest rodent-control technology to Somerville this week.

Traffic Board Public Hearing on Central Hill Parking Changes, February 24

Thursday, February 17, 2022
The City of Somerville Traffic Board will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, February 24, 2022, regarding the one-year parking-regulation changes for City and school staff on Central Hill, near City Hall, Somerville High School, and the Central Library. These changes were approved at the Somerville Traffic Commission meeting on November 18, 2021 (Agenda Items 5a-d and 6).

Virtual Workshop Series: Somerville Bicycle Network Planning

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Mobility Division invite you to participate in a virtual workshop to help inform Somerville’s citywide bicycle network plan.  The City is developing its first bicycle network plan to establish a comprehensive network of streets where people of all abilities will feel comfortable and safe riding their bikes throughout Somerville. At these small-group workshops, attendees will take part in an interactive mapping exercise to draw potential routes and brainstorm ways to build a connective network across the entire city. 

Update Regarding Somerville Shooting Incident, February 15

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at approximately 1:17 p.m., the Somerville Police Department responded to numerous 911 calls for multiple shots fired in the area of Mystic Avenue and within the Mystic Housing Development.

Somerville Awards $2.7 Million in Community Preservation Act Funds

Thursday, February 10, 2022
The City of Somerville is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. At the recommendation of the Somerville Community Preservation Commission (CPC), the City Council approved more than $1.2 million in fiscal year 2022 CPA funds to be administered to the following open space and historic preservation projects: 

Take a Survey to Guide Somerville’s ARPA Investments

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
As the next step in an ongoing engagement process, the City of Somerville has launched an online survey to identify community priorities for Somerville’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. 

90 Washington Street Redevelopment Public Meeting, February 16

Friday, February 4, 2022
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and City of Somerville staff invite you to attend the second community meeting to discuss 90 Washington Street, a 4-acre site near the East Somerville Green Line station envisioned as the future home of a new Public Safety Building and a range of civic, commercial, and residential spaces. 

Somerville Launches Preschool and Child Care Financial Assistance Initiative

Thursday, February 3, 2022
The City of Somerville is now accepting applications for full-day preschool and child care financial assistance through its new Child Care Access and Affordability Program. To qualify, children must be between 15 months and 4 years old by August 31, 2022, and families must meet income eligibility requirements outlined at Tuition assistance will be provided at child care programs that have partnered with the City of Somerville. Partners for the 2022-23 school year will be finalized in March.

Memorialization Committee Seeks One Resident Member

Monday, January 31, 2022
The City of Somerville’s Memorialization Committee; which names public assets like buildings, streets, and parks; is accepting applications to fill one resident position. The committee meets on an as-needed basis. Appointees will serve a two-year term and must be confirmed by the City Council. If you are interested in applying, please send a statement of interest to by Friday, February 19.

Mayor Ballantyne Announces Inclusive, Equity-Focused 100-Day ‘Somerville Progress for All’ Agenda

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
In her inaugural address on Monday, January 3, newly elected Mayor Katjana Ballantyne laid out her vision for an administration that is inclusive and transparent, examines every issue through an equity lens, and strives to ensure progress made in the city positively affects all residents and businesses. She also promised to announce her 100-day work plan, and today she delivers on that promise with the release of the 100-Day Somerville ‘Progress for All’ Agenda.