COVID-19 Boosters Available to All Adults and Other Covid Updates

Monday, November 22, 2021
Here is the COVID-19 update for Monday, November 22. Please also check for information and resources that are updated frequently.   Incidence rate rising again: After a brief dip in local case numbers in October, Somerville’s Covid-19 incidence rate has risen more than 50% over the past two weeks. See the latest Somerville case data at

FabVille Reopens to Somerville Residents

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Somerville’s free community digital fabrication lab, FabVille, is now open for in-person use at Somerville High School (SHS). FabVille provides all Somerville residents with free workspace and access to 3D printers, laser cutters, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines to inspire innovative design and prototyping. The lab is open Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. for SHS students and faculty and from 5 to 8 p.m. for community members. Before visiting, all participants must sign up for a free membership at

Dilboy Stadium Track and Field Ribbon Cutting, November 19

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 7 Councilor and Mayor-elect Katjana Ballantyne invite you to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated Dilboy Stadium Track and Field on Friday, November 19, at 10:30 a.m.  

Gilman Square Street Design Public Meeting, November 22

Friday, November 5, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Councilor Matt McLaughlin, Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, and Ward 4 Councilor Jesse Clingan invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss proposed streetscape changes in Gilman Square. This meeting will primarily focus on the feasibility study for constructing an accessible path from Marshall Street to the Medford Street bridge and Community Path, as well as options for protected bicycle lanes on Medford Street and Pearl Street from School Street to Skilton Avenue. 

90 Washington Street Community Meeting, December 13

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and City staff invite you to a virtual kickoff to envision a new 90 Washington Street. Join this meeting on Monday, December 13, at 6 p.m. to provide input on the Public Safety Building project and talk with community members and neighbors about the opportunities on the rest of the site. What would you like to see here? What are your concerns? How can we create a cohesive site that also connects with the rest of the neighborhood?

Update About Somerville General Election Ballots

Thursday, October 28, 2021
The Somerville Elections Department would like to inform all Somerville voters that the ballots for the 2021 general election do not include the usual notation indicating which candidates are incumbents seeking re-election. The incumbents are correctly listed first in order on the ballots; however, they are not identified as “candidates for re-election,” as is standard. 

Highland Avenue Redesign Public Meeting, November 17

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, Ward 5 Councilor Mark Niedergang, and Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis invite you to a virtual public meeting to discuss the redesign of Highland Avenue.

Somerville Hosting Two Veterans Day Ceremonies on November 11

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The City of Somerville is hosting two Veterans Day ceremonies to honor those who have served in the military. Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway at North Street ― 10 a.m. The first event will take place Thursday, November 11, at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway at North Street. Speaking remarks will begin at 10 a.m. featuring City Council President Matthew McLaughlin and Somerville Director of Veterans’ Services Ted Louis-Jacques. A wreath-laying ceremony will follow. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  

Somerville Domestic Violence Vigil Moved to West Branch Library, 10/26

Monday, October 25, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, the Somerville Commission for Women, and RESPOND Inc. invite residents to join them for the annual Domestic Violence Vigil on Tuesday, October 26, to remember and honor those who lost their lives to domestic violence in 2021. Due to rain, the vigil will now take place in the atrium at the West Branch Library, 40 College Avenue, from 6 to 7 p.m. Note that masks are required indoors.  

Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study Kick-Off, November 9 and 10

Friday, October 22, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Parking Study Task Force invite you to a virtual community meeting to kick off the Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study. The Citywide Parking and Curb Use Study will collect data to comprehensively understand Somerville’s parking system and develop recommendations to guide the City in bringing its parking policies in alignment with its goals, community values, and future needs. 

West Branch Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, November 5

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 6 City Councilor Lance Davis, and the Somerville Library Trustees for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and restored West Branch Library on Friday, November 5, at 11 a.m.    After a short speaking program, guests will be invited to tour the library and mingle in the landscaped backyard. Face coverings are required indoors.   

Somerville Seeks Part-Time Multilingual Youth and Adult Community Outreach Workers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The City of Somerville is looking for part-time multilingual community outreach workers to conduct surveys and collect community input on COVID-19 recovery and other public health–related initiatives.   The City seeks six adults and six youth (age 16 to 18) to engage with the community through a variety of outreach methods including but not limited to event tabling, community walkabouts, office hours, drop-ins at partner organizations and businesses, focus groups, flyering, phone calls, and door-knocking (door-knocking by adults only for select initiatives). 

Reminder: Vote by Mail Applications Due October 27 for General Election

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
If you would like to vote by mail in the November 2 general election, your completed ballot application must be received (not postmarked) by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27. Voters can download an application at or pick one up at the Elections Department in City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue. You can fill out and submit your application on the spot. Please remember that face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces.

Town Hall With Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Thursday, October 28

Monday, October 18, 2021
As Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone prepares to leave office in January after serving 18 years as Mayor, the City of Somerville will host an in-person community conversation with him. The discussion will look back at both City and community efforts during his administration, check in on the ongoing response to the pandemic, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities in the city’s future. Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Byron Barnett (recently retired from 7News WHDH) will facilitate the town-hall-style event, which will be open to attendees' questions.

Brickbottom Vision Planning Virtual Open House, 10/27

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Join the City of Somerville Planning team and fellow community members for a second workshop on imagining the future of the Brickbottom neighborhood. During this interactive workshop, participants can share their ideas and provide feedback on draft materials that came out of the first workshop held in April. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 27, at 6 p.m.

Public Comment Sought on FY22 Community Preservation Act Applications

Thursday, October 14, 2021
The City of Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC) is seeking public comment on Fiscal Year 2022 Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding applications for historic preservation and open space projects. This year, more than $1M is available to support projects in these categories. Feedback from residents will help inform the CPC’s award recommendations.  

Forum on the City of Somerville’s ARPA Funding, Wed., Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Ensuring an equitable and prosperous recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is the City’s top priority. To do that - we need your help. Get involved today to help set the City’s priorities for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. To get the conversation started, please join us for a Virtual Forum on ARPA Funding on Wednesday, October 27, at 7 p.m.