Affordable Homeownership Opportunity at 375 Canal Street, Assembly Row

Monday, January 10, 2022
Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce an income-restricted resale homeownership opportunity in Assembly Row.  Unit 602 at 375 Canal Street is a one-bedroom condo available to households with a yearly gross income at or below 80% of Area Median Income ($70,750 for a one-person household, or $80,850 for a two-person household). 

Watch Mayor Katjana Ballantyne's Inaugural Address

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Good evening, Somerville. I stand before you tonight for an inauguration ceremony that will be unlike any our city has ever seen. Normally, I’d be addressing a crowd of people and I’d be able to thank Senator Markey and Paula Magnelli in person for their kind words.

Watch Mayor Katjana Ballantyne's Inaugural Address

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Good evening, Somerville. I stand before you tonight for an inauguration ceremony that will be unlike any our city has ever seen. Normally, I’d be addressing a crowd of people and I’d be able to thank Senator Markey and Paula Magnelli in person for their kind words.

Mayor-Elect Ballantyne Announces Executive Staff

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
After conducting a thorough vetting process, Mayor-elect Katjana Ballantyne has announced today two key executive staff selections, new administrative support, and a team of three Senior Transition Advisors.

Somerville Commits $9M in ARPA Funds to Childcare, Rental Assistance, and a Universal Basic Income Pilot Project

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Somerville’s outgoing and incoming Mayors jointly announced the City’s first major allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars today, dedicating $9 million in funding to childcare, rental assistance, and a Universal Basic Income pilot project. This joint commitment by Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Mayor-elect Katjana Ballantyne comes after the City’s initial round of community engagement seeking to identify priorities for ARPA funding.

Take a Brief Survey to Help Somerville Prepare for Natural Hazards

Thursday, December 9, 2021
The City of Somerville and Metropolitan Area Planning Council invite you to take a brief survey to help the City prepare for natural hazards like flooding, extreme heat, and intense storms.    What are you most concerned about? Do you have ideas about how to protect vulnerable communities, infrastructure, and natural resources? Responses will inform the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan to better protect the public and critical resources and address the impacts of climate change.  

Iluminaciones Light Sculpture on Display in Union Square Starting December 9

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
As we enter the darkest season of the year, an alleyway in Union Square will be lit by a large-scale light sculpture called Iluminaciones by Zebbler Studios. The pixel-mapped LED sculpture debut will be the evening of Thursday, December 9, to kick off the Somerville Arts Council’s month-long Illuminations celebration. Iluminaciones can be found between 329 and 341 Somerville Avenue.

Conway Park Athletic Field Ribbon Cutting, December 9

Friday, December 3, 2021
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Conway Park athletic field on Thursday, December 9, at 1 p.m.  To date, this complex project has achieved several critical milestones: The retaining wall has been repaired, contaminants have been removed (with the help of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), and the athletic field, which features a plant-based infill, has been installed and surrounded with new trees.  

COVID-19 Remembrance Ceremony Moved to Rain Date: 12/18

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone invites all interested to come together to remember those we have lost to COVID-19 and to recognize the many other losses our community has faced throughout the pandemic. We invite attendees to gather for a simple ceremony, a participatory remembrance project, and musical accompaniment on Saturday, December 18 (the rain date), from 1 to 2 p.m., at Symphony Park, 46 Pearl Street. (This event was previously scheduled for December 11, but due to weather will be held on December 18.)  

Somerville High School Ribbon Cutting, December 8

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Superintendent Mary Skipper, and local elected officials for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovated and reconstructed Somerville High School campus on Wednesday, December 8, at 6 p.m. The new building opened to students in March 2021 to support the District’s return to in-person learning while final renovations continued on a 750-seat auditorium. Those renovations finished in early November, and all building construction is now complete. 

Prepare for the 2021/2022 Snow Season by Reviewing Parking Rules, Signing Up for Alerts

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Because this winter begins in an odd-numbered year, snow emergency parking will be on the odd side of the street all winter, unless posted signage says differently. Check streets signs in your neighborhood so you know where you can park ahead of winter weather. You can also learn more about the City’s snow policies at somervillema.gov/snow.

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