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(Deadline Extended) Somerville Condominium Review Board Seeks Two Members

The City of Somerville seeks two residents to fill vacancies on the City’s Condominium Review Board (CRB). One vacancy is for a full member, which is open to Somerville tenants, and one vacancy is for an alternate member, which is open to all Somerville residents.  The CRB is responsible for administering the City’s Condominium Conversion Ordinance, which governs proposed conversion of rental units to condominium units and substantial rehabilitation of existing rental units. The CRB has five…

Somerville Public Library & SustainaVille Partner on Sustainability Speakers Series This Fall

The Somerville Public Library and the City of Somerville SustainaVille initiative invite you to attend their fall speaker series, showcasing perspectives on building equitable, sustainable, and resilient communities. The three talks scheduled include: Wednesday, September 28, at 7 p.m.: Andres Sevtsuk Andres Sevtsuk, MIT Associate Professor of Urban Studies & Planning and author of Street Commerce: Creating Vibrant Urban Sidewalks, dives into urban street planning and how cities like…

Somerville Hosting Free Vaccination Clinics for the Updated COVID-19 Booster & Flu This Fall

First flu vaccine clinic for seniors (65+) scheduled for Sept. 20. First COVID-19 booster clinic for seniors scheduled for Oct. 13 All-ages flu vaccine clinics Oct. 15 & 26  COVID-19 booster clinics for ages 12+ are scheduled Wednesdays throughout October and November Pre-clinic registration required The City of Somerville will host free flu and updated COVID-19 booster vaccination clinics for residents, including clinics open only to seniors aged 65+, in September and October. In…

Special Traffic Commission Meeting to Discuss New Protected Bike Lanes & Parking Changes on Holland Street, September 21

Please join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, City staff, and Traffic Commission members for a special meeting of the Traffic Commission to discuss new plans for protected bike lanes on Holland Street on Wednesday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m.  At this meeting, the Mayor and City staff will present the new design to the Traffic Commission and answer questions. The Traffic Commission will then discuss the plan and hear public comment. Written comment will also be accepted after the meeting. The Commission…

Western Washington Street Mobility Improvements Public Meeting, September 28

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss roadway upgrades and transportation safety improvements on the western portion of Washington Street, from Line Street to Webster Avenue. The City is planning to reconstruct sidewalks, repave Washington Street, and install changes that will improve street safety and usability, including wider sidewalks at bus stops, raised crosswalks for traffic calming, and protected dedicated bike…

Ward-Based Meetings with Mayor Planned in October

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville City Council invite residents to attend the fall Community Meetings of 2022. After a hiatus during the pandemic, this twice-yearly meeting series, formerly known as the ResiStat program, will return to each of Somerville’s seven wards to share the latest City progress and neighborhood updates with residents, while also providing an opportunity for residents, elected officials, and City staff to talk with one another. These Community Meetings are a…

‘Strike Up the Bands’ at SomerStreets on Highland Avenue, September 11

Come sing along at “Strike up the Bands,” the next installment of Somerville’s SomerStreets festival series on Sunday, September 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. Programming will extend along Highland Avenue between Central Street and Lowell Street, including: Live music on two stages  A street dance performance by the YAK Crew  An artisan market by local craft vendors Aerial performances by Esh Circus Arts Parkour with Parkour Generations Boston Activities and games with Somerville Recreation A fire truck…

Somerville to Host Veterans Wellness Event and 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Department of Veterans’ Services invite residents to a pair of events to mark National Suicide Prevention Week and the anniversary of 9/11.  First, on Saturday, September 10, Veterans’ Services will host its first health and wellness event to raise awareness for National Suicide Prevention Week, promote physical and mental wellbeing, and connect residents with resources. This event will feature health education and assessments, high-energy…

Glen Street Community Garden Expansion Public Meeting, September 7

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 1 City Councilor Matt McLaughlin, and City of Somerville staff invite you to a virtual public meeting about expanding the Glen Street Community Garden in East Somerville. The City is finalizing plans to expand the existing community garden into an adjacent vacant lot at 5 Palmer Avenue, more than doubling its current size and adding approximately 15 new, appropriately sized plots that will be manageable for gardeners of all skill levels. The expansion will also…

City of Somerville to Mark International Overdose Awareness Day, Recovery Month

In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on Wednesday, August 31, and Recovery Month in September, the City of Somerville will plant 15 purple flags on the City Hall lawn in memory of the 15 Somerville residents who died of an opioid-related overdose in 2021. A larger flag will also be on display in recognition of all Somerville residents who have died of an overdose. City Hall will be illuminated with purple lights through September to bring awareness to Recovery Month.…

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