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Somerville Launching Accessibility and ADA Focus Group Sessions

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Somerville Department of Racial and Social Justice invite Somerville community members to join an upcoming ADA Community Survey Focus Group session to make their voices heard as the City updates its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan.  “The community’s feedback is vital to moving forward with accessibility improvements within Somerville,” said ADA Coordinator Adrienne Pomeroy. “I look forward to hearing from Somerville community members in…

Somerville Residents: Help Stop Black Swallow-Wort This Summer

The City of Somerville is partnering with community groups to raise awareness about black swallow-wort (BSW), a very aggressive and invasive, non-native weed that can be found throughout Somerville. Why Black Swallow-Wort Is Unwelcome in Somerville BSW displaces native plants and habitats, threatens butterflies and songbirds, and is toxic to deer.  It is especially harmful to the monarch butterfly population because it resembles milkweed, where monarchs lay their eggs, and once the monarch…

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne Submits Somerville’s FY24 Budget

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne today submitted Somerville’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposal, directing $337.4 million toward key investments in the provision of City services and programs and the advancement of community priorities. Expanding on last year’s focus on building a foundation for progress, this budget prioritizes investments in the resources needed to serve all residents and meet the community’s ambitious goals, from supporting youth, seniors, and vulnerable residents to advancing…

Virtual Public Hearing for 2023/24 Annual Action Plan Scheduled for Thursday, May 25

The City of Somerville will hold a virtual public hearing on the 2023-2024 One-Year Action Plan Draft on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Community members are invited to share their input on priority needs related to affordable housing, community development, and homelessness for grants funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Solutions Grant Program, and the HOME Program. Members of the public can provide…

Somerville City Council Traffic and Parking Committee Public Hearing on the Somerville Bike Network Plan, Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m.

The Somerville City Council Traffic and Parking Committee will hold a virtual (online) public hearing on Wednesday, May 31, on the City of Somerville Bike Network Plan. The hearing will start at 6 p.m. Community members may submit testimony either at the hearing or in writing according to the details below.   The hearing will offer an opportunity for community members to share thoughts, ideas, and  concerns about the Bike Network Plan. The plan was developed via a one-and-a-half-year public…

Somerville Opens Engagement Center to Support Unhoused Community Members

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, in partnership with the Somerville Homeless Coalition, is announcing the recent opening of a new Engagement Center to support Somerville’s unhoused residents.  The Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) will operate the Engagement Center with federal American Rescue Plan Act funding provided by the City. This facility, open during the day when shelters frequently are not, allows clients to drop in on an as-needed basis and also enables Homeless Coalition staff to invite…

All Invited to Healey Schoolyard and Joe Mackey Field Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, May 26

All are invited to join Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 4 City Councilor Jesse Clingan, and Interim School Superintendent Jeff Curley, to celebrate the official opening of the redesigned Healey Schoolyard and Joe Mackey Field.  The ribbon cutting will take place on Friday, May 26, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Healey School, located at 5 Meecham Street. “I am so thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of the awesomely redesigned Healey Schoolyard,” said Mayor Ballantyne. “This…

Apply Now for Somerville Community Preservation Act Funds  

Applications are now open for approximately $1.5 million in Somerville Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to support open space/recreation and historic preservation projects. The application process has several steps.  Applicants should note the following deadlines:    Friday, June 2, 12:30 p.m.: Application Intent Forms Due  All applicants other than City of Somerville departments and divisions should submit an Application Intent form. This will ensure CPA staff can provide the support and…

Idea Submission for Somerville's Participatory Budgeting Process Ends Tomorrow 5/20

All ideas for Somerville's first-ever Participatory Budgeting process are due by end of day Saturday, May, 20, 2023. This is also the deadline for residents interested in becoming a Budget Delegate volunteer to submit their applications.  Idea Submissions Throughout the idea submission phase, residents can submit their ideas online, over the phone, and in person. Online: www.somervillema.gov/PB Phone: City Budget office at 617-863-6622 or 311 (dial 311 or 617-666-3311)  In Person: Submission…

Celebrate Somerville Arbor Day, May 20

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 1 City Councilor Matthew McLaughlin, the City of Somerville Public Space and Urban Forestry Division, and the Urban Forestry Committee invite you to celebrate Arbor Day in Somerville. Take home some FREE native plant seedlings, enjoy kid-friendly activities, welcome newly planted trees in the park, and learn more about our urban forest. This year’s event is Saturday, May 20, in Glen Park, 150 Glen St., from 1 to 3 p.m.    The City of Somerville celebrates the city…

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