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City of Somerville 2023 Happiness Survey Now Open to All

How’s it going, Somerville? We want to know! Starting today, July 21, the City’s biennial Happiness Survey, mailed to a random sample of 5,000 Somerville residents in June, is now open for everyone to complete online. The survey will close on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. The survey is available online in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Nepali, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese here: somervillema.gov/HappinessSurvey. The site also provides background information about the…

Somerville Community Invited to Participate In Civilian Oversight Listening Sessions

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and The Somerville Civilian Oversight Task Force, established by the City’s Department of Racial and Social Justice (RSJ), invites community members to attend an upcoming public listening session led by Task Force members about civilian oversight of law enforcement.  The Civilian Oversight Task Force was established by the City to explore civilian oversight models for local law enforcement, gather data, and engage in research and community outreach to inform the future…

Help Guide the Future of the Armory Building: Join the Next Public Meeting July 24 or August 1

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville invite you to a public meeting to help guide the future of the historic Armory building.   The City of Somerville acquired the Armory building in 2020 to preserve it as an arts space. In 2022, the City initiated a master planning process to guide the building’s transition into a public arts center. As the next step in that process, the Somerville Arts Council and the City’s consultant, Create Today, are hosting three public meetings to present…

City of Somerville & MBTA Move to Improve Bus Service on East Broadway

The City of Somerville and the MBTA are installing a series of quick-build traffic changes on Broadway east of McGrath Highway to improve bus service and roadway safety for all users.  This summer, the City will install dedicated bus lanes on both sides of Broadway between McGrath Highway and Minnesota Avenue, extending the existing bus lanes by about two-tenths of a mile. To complement this work, the MBTA will consolidate and relocate a number of bus stops on Broadway between McGrath Highway…

Applications for Summertime Public Events Licenses Due July 10

Planning an event in Somerville this summer? Public Event license applications for events before Labor Day must be submitted online by Monday, July 10. Doing so ensures adequate processing time for the application to be submitted to the City Council before its summer recess begins at the conclusion of its meeting on July 13. A Public Event license is required for any event that would close or physically occupy a public sidewalk, square, park, school playground, or other area; travel through a…

New Streamlined Application Process for Zoning Relief and Historic Preservations

Beginning today, July 5, 2023, the City of Somerville Planning, Preservation, and Zoning (PPZ) Division will accept all new applications for permits for the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals through the City’s Citizenserve Portal, the same online portal currently used for building permits and licensing by the City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD). The transition to Citizenserve centralizes all zoning relief and historic preservation project…

Somerville Passes FY24 Budget with Major Investments in Affordability, Youth, & Infrastructure

On June 22, 2023, the Somerville City Council passed the Ballantyne administration’s proposed $337.4 million Fiscal Year 2024 budget, delivering on Mayor Katjana Ballantyne’s key investments in City services, programs, and the advancement of community priorities. The budget prioritizes investments in core services such as schools, rodent control, traffic safety, and ADA compliance, as well as in resources needed to advance the community’s ambitious goals, from supporting youth, seniors, and…

City of Somerville Awards $10 Million to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne announces the award of $10 million by the City of Somerville to more than 35 local nonprofit groups to help strengthen and grow their organization and programming. The $10 million distribution is part of the City’s investment of its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation to support community organizations.  "Building a city that supports progress for all doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes thoughtful and collaborative partnerships with our nonprofit…

Somerville Prevention Partnering with Repair the World to Host Multiple Narcan Distribution Events in July

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Somerville Prevention, a division of the City of Somerville’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS), are announcing four Narcan Distribution Events happening in Somerville throughout the month of July. The City is partnering with the nonprofit Repair the World to host these potentially life-saving events.  Each event is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. on a Saturday in July, weather permitting*:  July 1: Union Square (in front of the Somerville…

Two Income-Restricted Apartment Rental Opportunities at 300 Somerville Ave and 124 College Ave

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), in partnership with 300 Somerville Avenue Realty, LLC and Lacourt Realty, LLC, are pleased to announce an income-restricted rental opportunity of two (2) 2-bedroom apartments.  Located at 300 Somerville Ave. in Union Square and 124 College Ave. near Powder House Square, these apartments will be available to income-eligible households with a combined annual gross income at or below 50% of…

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