Joint Statement on Atlanta Shootings

Friday, March 19, 2021
On Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia, a shooting rampage at area spas left eight people dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent. This tragedy is emblematic of an unacceptable cruelty taking root in our society and serves as further evidence of the blatant racism in our country designed to oppress our neighbors, friends and community members. Hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans in major U.S. cities rose by 150% last year, and within that number, women have been disproportionately targeted.

Virtual Meeting to Discuss Proposed Somerville Public Safety Building Project, March 31

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 City Councilor Matt McLaughlin, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and City staff invite you to a virtual community meeting to introduce the Public Safety Building Project. The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 31, at 6 p.m. The Public Safety Building Project will provide new facilities for the Somerville Police Department’s Headquarters and the Somerville Fire Department’s Engine 3 at 90 Washington Street in East Somerville, as well as space for additional civic, residential, and/or commercial functions.

City of Somerville Seeks Members for Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, & Urban Design Commission

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The City of Somerville is seeking to fill vacancies on essential boards and commissions appointed by the Mayor and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for community members with a range of experience, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share their talents and insights with their community. Applications for the following positions will be accepted through Friday, March 26.

Conway Field Safety & Construction Public Meeting, March 24

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, and City staff invite you to a virtual public meeting to discuss remediation at Conway Field. Representatives from the EPA and DEP will detail the site cleanup plans, safety precautions, and construction and address any questions or concerns.

Somerville DPW Yard Reopening for Contactless Waste Drop-Off

Friday, March 12, 2021
Starting Monday, March 15, Somerville residents can once again drop off select waste items at the DPW Yard at 1 Franey Road. Yard waste, electronic waste, and tires will be accepted. Note that yard waste cannot be in plastic bags. Residents may drop off eligible items weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. or between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill, is required and must be presented at the guard shack. Drop-off will be open to residents only, not contractors. The City reserves the right to refuse drop-off for any reason.

Somerville Condominium Review Board Seeks Two Members

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Open Positions: One position for a Somerville homeowner and one alternate position Term: Three years Compensation: $300 monthly Availability: Immediate The City of Somerville seeks two residents to fill vacancies on the City’s Condominium Review Board.

Message from Mayor Curtatone on the One-Year Anniversary of the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Dear Community Member, Today marks one year since the COVID-19 state of emergency was declared in Massachusetts. The past year has been undeniably difficult. We’ve lost 75 people in Somerville to COVID-19 and still more are suffering long-term effects of the disease. Many have also experienced financial and social losses in the past 12 months.

Denise Molina Capers Hired as City’s First Racial and Social Justice Director

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Fulfilling a critical step in the City of Somerville’s racial and social justice efforts, a new Director of Racial and Social Justice, who will build out a new Racial and Social Justice Office, has been hired. Denise Molina Capers, Esq. began as the City’s first Racial and Social Justice (RSJ) Director on Monday, March 22. Molina Capers’s career has focused on supporting civil rights and equity, diversity and inclusion, and empowering others to advocate on the issues that matter most to them.

New Somerville High School Now Open

Thursday, March 4, 2021
The new Somerville High School is ready for its debut. In an opening no one could have envisioned at the project’s outset, the building welcomed younger students starting March 4 as part of the district’s phased return to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Gilman Square Neighborhood Plan Meeting, 3/10

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Councilor Matthew McLaughlin, Ward 3 Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, Ward 4 Councilor Jesse Clingan, and City staff invite you to a virtual community meeting to discuss implementation of the Gilman Square Neighborhood Plan.

Watch Mayor Curtatone’s Midterm Address

Monday, March 1, 2021
  Good afternoon, Somerville. In a normal time, I would be delivering this mid-term address in this chamber with a room full of people. We'd have multiple speeches from multiple City leaders, all looking back at the past year and looking forward to what we hope to accomplish in the new year.

Somerville Remains in Limited Phase 3, Step 1 Reopening; Capacity Limits Stay Status Quo

Friday, February 26, 2021
The City of Somerville will not join the Commonwealth in the move to reopening Phase 3, Step 2 on March 1. Somerville will remain in the limited Phase 3, Step 1 stage of reopening that went into effect on February 1 until at least March 15. Capacity limits in Somerville businesses will remain at 25% or the limit set in the business’s City-approved health and safety plan until further notice. 

New Date - Tune In for Mayor Curtatone’s Midterm Address on March 1

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Starting Monday, March 1, at 2 p.m., you can tune in to watch Mayor Joe Curtatone’s midterm address. In Somerville, mayors give a midterm address every other year to update residents on work done over the past year and outline goals and priorities for the coming year.

City of Somerville Launches Call-In Lines for COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Thursday, January 28, 2021
The City of Somerville has launched phone lines that residents can call to listen to recorded updates on COVID-19 vaccine information. Five lines, each with a different language, are available. Because vaccination information is changing rapidly, these lines will be updated frequently and will only provide the latest information. For additional vaccine information, sign up for City alerts and visit the websites listed below.  

COVID-19 Update: Vaccinations, Assistance Info, Health Tips, & More

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
This is a message from the Somerville, MA Community Alert System. Dear Community Members, Here is the COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 27. Please also check for information and resources that are updated frequently. Vaccine Updates PLEASE NOTE THAT VACCINE INFORMATION IS CHANGING QUICKLY. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS THE LATEST NEWS AS OF WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27.