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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…

SomerMovieFest 2023: Somerville Community Invited to Enjoy Free Outdoor Film Screenings

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne invites the Somerville community to kick back and enjoy free outdoor movies this summer. The City of Somerville’s annual SomerMovieFest returns this year with a series of seven family-friendly films being shown in parks around Somerville.  Screenings begin at dusk and the schedule is as follows:   Movie Date and Time All times are approximate based on sunset Location Footloose Thursday, July 6, 8:58 p.m.  Lincoln Park (290 Washington St.) Minions: The Rise…

Somerville Workers and Small Employers Invited to Attend Employment-Based Residency Information Session

The City of Somerville and Pathways for Immigrant Workers will host a free immigration legal information session for small employers and lower-wage workers on Wednesday, July 13, 2023, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Connexion located at 149 Broadway.  The information session will share how small employers can sponsor lower-wage workers for employment-based permanent residency. Employers and workers will be invited to schedule an individual assessment with Pathways for Immigrant Workers to determine…

Somerville’s Annual Fireworks Display Planned for June 29

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville will host a Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Trum Field on Thursday, June 29 (rain date: Friday, June 30).  Festivities start at 6 p.m. with DJ Philip Tan playing pop, soul, funk, and other classic tunes, followed by a live performance by local funk band Midnight Motion. Grab a bite from local food vendors like Nibble Kitchen, Italian Wizard, and more. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Please expect parking restrictions…

Somerville Issues Free Transit Passes to Low-Income Residents

The City of Somerville, in partnership with the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), is launching a pilot program to distribute 500 fully subsidized MBTA passes to low-income households in Somerville. This program is the latest of several initiatives the City has undertaken recently to deliver economic relief to residents and expand access to sustainable and equitable transportation options. Funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars, this pilot is among the first means-tested…

Somerville Water and Sewer Department Conducting Its Annual Hydrant Flushing Program

The City of Somerville’s annual Water System Flushing Program will begin the week of May 9 and conclude in late October. This annual program flushes pipes at high velocities to clean water mains and maintain the highest possible water quality. Flushing will be done on Mondays and Thursdays between 6 p.m. and midnight to minimize disruptions to water service. In most cases, residents will not notice any changes to their water service. However, some homes may experience a temporary, slight drop…

Four Affordable Homeownership Opportunities: 395 Alewife Brook Parkway

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division, in partnership with 395 ABP LLC, are pleased to announce an income-restricted homeownership lottery for four affordable condominium units at The Parkway 395 (395 Alewife Brook Parkway). These deed-restricted condominiums are open to eligible first-time homebuyer households at a below-market price through the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Two 2-bedroom units with dens are available to households with an annual gross…

Applications Open for 41 Income-Restricted Rental Units at Arris

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce that applications are now open for 41 income-restricted rental units at Arris (20 Inner Belt Rd. & 56 Roland St.) in the Inner Belt/Brickbottom neighborhood, available through the City of Somerville’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Units are available to households making at or below 50%, 80%, and 110% of the Area Median Income. The lottery includes 8 studio apartments, 18 one-bedroom apartments, 14…

Community Path Extension Opening: Info About Additional Lighting, the MBTA Lease Agreement, and Detours

The City of Somerville is thrilled to share that the long-awaited Somerville Community Path Extension will open on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The path will be accessible by 7 a.m. on Saturday. The City of Somerville is looking forward to celebrating this achievement with the community.  More details about a joint opening celebration with the Commonwealth, MBTA, and City will be shared soon.  The City sent a separate celebratory announcement out jointly with the MBTA. This notice offers a few…

Somerville Opens New ARPA Funding Round to Support General Operations for Local Nonprofits

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is announcing $2 million in City funding support for area nonprofits, leveraging funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The online program portal is now open and will accept applications until July 31, 2023, at 5 p.m. “I know firsthand how challenging it can be for nonprofit organizations to create innovative, impactful programming, while simultaneously paying the day-to-day bills all organizations face,” said Mayor Ballantyne. “Which is why I’m thrilled to…

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