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Somerville to Host “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial, November 10-14

Somerville has been announced as a host city on this year’s nationwide tour of The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Moving Wall has been traveling to cities and towns across the country for nearly forty years to give those who can’t get to Washington a chance to experience the power of the memorial. This fall, it makes its way to Somerville for the first time, setting up in the Mass General Brigham Great Lawn at Assembly Row (399…

Envisioning 90 Washington Street: Design Workshop, August 4

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville invite you to a design workshop for 90 Washington Street, a 4-acre site near the East Somerville Green Line station envisioned as the future home of a new Public Safety Building and a range of civic, commercial, and residential uses. This is the latest engagement event for the 90 Washington Street project, coming after a series of community meetings and listening sessions held earlier this year. At this workshop, participants can use LEGOs to…

Free Outdoor Screening of 'Sing 2' on Thursday 7/21 @ Lincoln Park (Part of SomerMovieFest)

For more information and the full schedule visit www.somervillema.gov/SomerMovieFest 

Stay Safe in the Heat This Week

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Boston metro area Wednesday, July 20, with additional days of oppressive heat and humidity forecasted. Residents are urged to take precautions to stay safe. Review the following heat safety tips and ways to keep cool in Somerville. Most importantly, do not leave children or pets in a vehicle even if the windows are open, drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and limit your outdoor activity. If you need a place to cool off,…

Somerville Hiring Polling Place Workers for 2022 Election Cycle

The City of Somerville is hiring polling place workers for the upcoming 2022 election cycle. Hundreds of poll workers will be needed this year to conduct a successful election. Interested residents are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday, July 28, to learn more.  General Duties  Poll workers are encouraged to commit to working both election days: Tuesday, September 6, and Tuesday, November 8. Each workday starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends after the polls close at 8 p.m., with a…

Somerville Junction Park Expansion & Renovation Virtual Meeting, July 26

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 5 City Councilor Beatriz Gómez Mouakad, and City staff invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss the expansion and renovation of Junction Park, located off of Central Street near the Community Path extension. This project will combine the existing 0.6-acre park with an adjacent 0.8-acre City-owned lot that had been used for parking, creating valuable new green space in the city and a resting place along the Community Path. Potential new amenities may…

Somerville Enters New Fiscal Year with Historic Investments Planned for Youth, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, & More

$293 million FY23 budget delivers on urgent needs and lays foundation for longer-term progress across all departments  ​  Major investments include largest increase in history for Somerville Public Schools, nearly $8.3 million for affordable housing, and $1 million for participatory budgeting   The City of Somerville is entering the new fiscal year with an ambitious slate of funding priorities for the next 12 months and beyond. In late June, the Somerville City Council passed a $293 million…

ArtBeat Returns to Davis Square July 16

ArtBeat, the Somerville Arts Council's annual multicultural arts showcase, returns to Davis Square on Saturday, July 16 (rain date: July 17). Now in its 36th year, ArtBeat features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, food, performance, and activities. Come enjoy nearly 100 vendors and community groups, two stages of music, and a dance showcase at the Somerville Theater, all inspired by this year's theme: Rise.  ArtBeat runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout Davis Square, with a kickoff…

Somerville Municipal Scholarship Committee Seeks One Member

Open Positions: OneTerm: Three years The City of Somerville seeks one new member for the Municipal Scholarship Committee, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. Applicants must be Somerville residents. 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 mission of the Municipal Scholarship Committee is to award scholarships to high school graduates to…

11 Affordable Homeownership Opportunities: 60 Cross Street East & 109 Prospect Street

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce 11 income-restricted condominiums for sale to eligible, first-time homebuyer households through the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program. Six units are available to households making at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), and five are available to households making between 81% and 110% AMI.    About 60 Cross Street East: Nine income-restricted units are available at 60 Cross Condominiums,…

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