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Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: Saturday, August 27

Early Voting and Voting by Mail in the Massachusetts Primary Election  The Massachusetts State Primary election is Tuesday, September 6. This election will narrow the field for Representative in Congress, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Governor's Council, State Senator, State Representative, District Attorney, and Sheriff. Somerville voters can vote early in person or by mail. Register to Vote by August 27 You can register…

Orange Line and GLX Service Returns

The following is an update from the MBTA: We suspended Orange Line service from August 19 through September 18, 2022. This shutdown gave crews full, uninterrupted access to the tracks, allowing them to complete multiple projects more than five years faster than originally planned.  Regular Orange Line and Green Line service resumes with the first trains the morning of Monday, September 19.  The Orange Line shutdown overlapped with diversions on the Green Line E Branch (August 6 – 21) and the …

Join Somerville’s Participatory Budgeting Working Group

The City of Somerville is convening a Participatory Budgeting Working Group to help plan what participatory budgeting will look like in Somerville, and all residents are invited to apply. “Participatory budgeting” means members of the public decide how to spend money in a public budget. Earlier this year, for the first time in Somerville, Mayor Ballantyne earmarked $1 million in the City’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget for participatory budgeting. Residents and community-based organizations will be…

Annual Fire Hydrant Inspection & Testing, August 22 to September 3

The Somerville Fire Department will conduct its annual inspection of all fire hydrants between Monday, August 22, and Saturday, September 3.  During inspections, water will be flushed from the hydrants and their mechanical operations will be checked. As a result, some sediment may be disturbed in the water mains, potentially causing rusty water in homes or businesses. The rusty water will appear dirty or discolored but does not pose a health hazard. It could stain fabric, however, so residents…

Applications Open for 66 Affordable Rental Units at Assembly Row

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce a rental lottery for 66 income-restricted units at Alta Revolution in Assembly Row (290 Revolution Drive), available through the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Units are available to households making at or below 50%, 80%, and 110% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units are available. The first apartments will be ready for occupancy this December.  Two virtual…

Somerville Cyclist Fatally Injured on Broadway

On Friday, August 12, a 72-year-old Somerville man was fatally injured in a collision while cycling near 1055 Broadway just outside of Teele Square. Somerville Police officers responded to the report of the crash at 11:20 a.m. The operator of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The cyclist was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.  The Office of the Middlesex District Attorney, which has jurisdiction…

Somerville Board of Elections Commissioners Seeks One New Member

                    Open Positions: One                    Term: Three years  The City of Somerville seeks one registered Democrat to serve on the Board of Elections Commissioners. The Board consists of four people who represent each of the two leading political parties (Democratic and Republican), as defined in Chapter 50, Section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws.  The Board supports all functions of the Elections Department and assumes nearly all responsibilities relating to primaries and…

Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities Seeks Four Members

The Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) seeks four new members, and Somerville residents are encouraged to apply. Three of the openings must be filled by people who identify as having a disability, and one must be filled by a Somerville resident who is a family member of a person with a disability. The SCPD serves critical functions in the city, such as coordinating and carrying out programs to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Additionally, commissioners…

Somerville Appointments Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Open Positions: FiveTerm: Three years  The City of Somerville seeks five members for the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC), 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 AAC makes nonpartisan and informed recommendations for appointments to more than a dozen of the City’s boards and commissions,…

JUMANJI: NEXT LEVEL ― Free Outdoor Screening Tonight @ Seven Hills Park

Learn more at https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2022/08/05/jumanji-next-level-somerm...

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