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City of Somerville Announces Sex and Gender Identification No Longer Required to Receive a Marriage Certificate

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and City Clerk Kimberly M. Wells are pleased to announce that the City of Somerville has updated its marriage certification process, so partners are no longer compelled to share their sex or gender identification. The update is part of Somerville’s ongoing commitment to creating a more equitable environment for all residents, and mirrors the recent example set by the City of Boston.  “At its core, the purpose of a marriage license is to legally…

Final Segment of Somerville Community Path Extension Now Open for Public Use

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is pleased to announce that the final segment of the Community Path Extension between School St. and the Gilman Square Green Line station entrance at Medford St is now open. While the full community path extension was officially opened in June, this section of the path remained closed due to a detour needed to complete construction of Somerville High School Reavis Field.   Following this opening, City of Somerville Department of Public Works staff will…

Public Hearing on Zoning Change Proposals to Meet MBTA Communities Requirements for Housing Needs

A virtual Public Hearing on the City’s proposals for zoning changes to meet new MBTA Communities law requirements will be held at a joint session of the City Council Land Use Committee and the Planning Board at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 19.   The Commonwealth’s new Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities law requires that all communities served by the MBTA take steps to amend their zoning to encourage multi-family housing near T stations. The…

Fall 2023 Schedule Announced for City Hall Community Meetings Series With Somerville Mayor and Councilors

Community members are invited to join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City Council at the fall 2023 City Hall Community Meetings. These meetings are held twice a year in each of Somerville’s seven wards to share the latest City and neighborhood updates with community members. They are an opportunity to get an overview of the latest City news, learn more about City programs and initiatives, meet your neighbors, find ways to get involved, and talk with…

Somerville Police Chief Search Interview Survey/Feedback Deadline Extended Through Sunday 10/22

Three finalists in the City of Somerville's Police Chief search participated in public interviews on October 10, and community members are invited to review the interview videos and provide feedback on the candidates. The deadline for community members to submit comments has been extended through Sunday, October 22, at midnight. To learn more about the finalists and the process, visit somervillema.gov/policechief.  In February 2023, the City contracted GovHR – an industry-leading…

Applications Now Being Accepted for Nine Inclusionary Rental Units in Somerville

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division, in partnership with LaCourt Orphanage Trust, LLC and 7-9 Central Street, LLC, are pleased to announce nine (9) new income-restricted rental units are now accepting applications for new residents. Ennea at 7-9 Central Street Ennea is conveniently located in the heart of the Spring Hill neighborhood of Somerville, and is a LEED Platinum, energy-efficient building.  These units will be offered to households with a tier R1…

Somerville Planning Board Seeks New Member

The City of Somerville seeks one new member for the Planning Board, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. A background in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, and/or land-use law is beneficial but not required. Applicants should be interested in job creation, affordable housing development, and open space and multimodal transportation strategies. The Planning Board reviews long-term and large-scale planning throughout the city. It approves and…

Somerville Shares Plan to Redesign Union Square Plaza & Surrounding Streets

After nearly five years of innovative public engagement that brought in a broad range of voices followed by design work to transform that input into plans, Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville are pleased to share initial plans to redesign public open space in Union Square. The Union Square Plaza and Streetscape Redesign project has reached its first major design milestone, documenting the community’s vision for the Plaza and surrounding streets in the 25% Design Ideas…

Voting Now Open for Somerville’s First-Ever Participatory Budgeting Process

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is inviting all Somerville residents ages 12 and older to vote in the City’s first-ever Participatory Budgeting process. Voting is open now through Friday, October 13, 2023. The City will begin taking steps toward implementing the winning projects later this fall. The Somerville community submitted more than 900 ideas for consideration. Throughout the summer, budget delegate volunteers collaborated closely with City staff to evaluate each idea’s need, impact,…

‘Las Chicas Artistas’ Exhibition Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month Opens September 15

As part of a range of activities to recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) invite the community to Las Chicas Artistas, an all-Spanish-language exhibition celebrating local women and women-identifying as Hispanic artists.  Opening events for Las Chicas Artistas will take place on Friday, September 22, and Friday, October 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arts Council’s BIPOC pop-up exhibition space (191 Highland Ave., Suite…

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