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Somerville Commission for Women Seeks Four Members

Open Positions: FourTerm: Three years The Somerville Commission for Women (SCW) seeks four new members, and all women who live in Somerville are invited to apply. 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 Commission for Women works to ensure the equal status of women in Somerville, with a special focus on anti-violence, financial literacy, empowerment,…

Conway Park Set to Reopen May 27 with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

After five years of extensive soil testing, remediation, and renovation, including the removal of 8,700 tons of contaminated soil, Somerville’s Conway Park is set to reopen in its entirety on Friday, May 27.   The new Conway Park features an array of recreational and environmental improvements that will serve the community for generations to come, including a reconstructed athletic field, a refurbished playground, and a new splash pad that will open for immediate use. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne…

Supervised Consumption Site Virtual Forum, June 1

The City of Somerville and Fenway Health invite you to a virtual community forum to discuss a local supervised consumption site (SCS) on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. This forum will discuss what SCSs are, what the need is in Somerville, and ongoing efforts to explore establishing an SCS. This is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and share feedback.   The meeting will be hosted on Zoom. Registration is required. Questions for the forum may be submitted in advance during registration.…

Somerville Human Rights Commission Seeks Four Members

Open Positions: FourTerm: Three years The City of Somerville seeks four new members for the Human Rights Commission (HRC), and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. 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 Human Rights Commission seeks to protect and promote constitutional and civil rights and raise awareness of human rights issues,…

Information Session and Public Hearing on FY 2023 Water and Sewer Rates, June 7

The City of Somerville will hold a virtual information session and public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 water and sewer rates on Tuesday, June 7. The information session will start at 6 p.m. and the public hearing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to testify is welcome to attend and will be heard. Additional Q&A time will be offered following the hearing if attendees have remaining topics of discussion.   Written testimony will also be accepted until 6 p.m.…

Somerville Appointments Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

Open Positions: FiveTerm: Three years  The City of Somerville seeks five members for the Mayor’s Appointments Advisory Committee (AAC), and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. 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 AAC makes nonpartisan and informed recommendations for appointments to more than a dozen of the City’s boards and commissions,…

Somerville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Seeks Two Members

Open Positions: TwoTerm: Five years The Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) Board of Commissioners seeks two new members, and all Somerville residents are invited to apply. These positions do not have to be filled by SHA residents, but SHA residents are encouraged to apply. 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 SHA Board of Commissioners sets and…

Somerville Memorial Day Ceremony Set for May 30

This Memorial Day, the City of Somerville will host a ceremony of remembrance to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.   The ceremony will take place Monday, May 30, at Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Broadway between Alewife Brook Parkway and North Street. Speaking remarks will begin at 10 a.m. featuring Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, City Council President Matthew McLaughlin, Director of Veterans’ Services Ted Louis-Jacques, and several members of the…

SOMERVILLE OPEN LETTER: Joint Message and Resources Following Shooting in Buffalo, NY

Dear Community, Students, Parents, and Guardians, On Friday, youth in our City rallied for peace including calling for safety from gun violence and the impacts of racism in all of its forms. It was an act of both frustration and hope, of both concern and determination organized by youth involved with the nonprofit Teen Empowerment. Many of us went, and we were impressed and moved. Less than 24 hours later in a neighboring state, an 18-year-old white male, walked into a supermarket serving a…

FabVille Maker Showcase, May 19

FabVille, the City of Somerville’s digital fabrication lab, is hosting its first Maker Showcase to celebrate the local maker community and their diverse creations. All are welcome at this evening of free demonstrations, talks, networking, and refreshments.  The Showcase takes place Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Somerville High School, Room B032. Get a hands-on tutorial of the FabVille laser cutters and 3D printers, shop local wares and services, and meet BONK, the Somerville High School…

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