Allen Street Playground Community Meeting December 18

Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Ward 2 Alderman JT Scott, and Alderman at Large Stephanie Hirsch for the third in a series of community meetings, on Tuesday, December 18, to review renovation plans and the proposed construction schedule for the new Allen Street Playground. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Academy Room at the Public Safety Building at 220 Washington St.

About Bluebikes Bike Share System

Bluebikes is a public transportation system owned by the cities of Somerville, Boston, and Cambridge, and the town of Brookline. Bluebikes, formerly Hubway, is seamlessly integrated across the four municipalities, so travel within and between these communities is as easy as riding a bike. Bluebikes users have logged over 7 million trips since the system was launched in 2011, including 1.3 million in 2017. While Bluebikes is owned by the municipalities, Bluebikes bikes and stations are maintained constantly by Bluebikes’ operator, Motivate.

Somerville Launching SomerVision 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update Process

Mayor Joseph A Curtatone is pleased to announce the launch of a new community process to update SomerVision: Somerville’s Comprehensive Plan 2010-2030 and create SomerVision 2040.

SomerVision 2040: Sustainability, Diversity, Opportunity, Connectivity, Community

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The City of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invites all interested community members to an information session on Wednesday, December 12, to discuss upcoming renovations to Foss Park, planned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The meeting will be held at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Add to Calendar 12/12/2018 06:00:00 PM 12/12/2018 08:00:00 PM America/New_York Foss Park Community Meeting to Discuss DCR Renovation

The City of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invites all interested community members to an information session on Wednesday, December 12, to discuss upcoming renovations to Foss Park, planned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The meeting will be held at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Somerville to Host Community Meeting to Discuss DCR’s Plans for Renovation of Foss Park, December 12

The City of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) invites all interested community members to an information session on Wednesday, December 12, to discuss upcoming renovations to Foss Park, planned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The meeting will be held at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

About Shared Mobility

The City of Somerville has been working for several years to understand and plan for new forms of shared mobility, including bike share, ride-hailing, and autonomous vehicles. We are currently building a travel behavior model that will help the City to forecast future demand for these mobility services, and to prepare policies to promote our vision for a low-carbon, transit-focused, equitable and affordable transportation system. 

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This is a meeting of the Somerville Arts Council Board.

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This is a meeting of the Somerville Arts Council Board.

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Mayor Curtatone Hospitalized With Severe Case of Shingles Virus

Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone is not expected to attend public events or work from his office at City Hall for the next few weeks due to a severe case of the shingles virus. 

Mayor Curtatone was recently hospitalized with the shingles virus, which is the same as the virus that causes chickenpox. The illness, which nearly one-third of adults experience in their lifetime, is not life-threatening though it can be quite painful, and in rare cases, the inner ear and facial nerves are affected, as is the case with Mayor Curtatone.

Somerville Seeking Applicants for Newly Established Office of Housing Stability Advisory Board

The City of Somerville is currently seeking applications for the newly created Office of Housing Stability (OHS) Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board will work with the OHS Director to identify policy and programmatic priorities for the OHS to further its mission of preventing the displacement of Somerville residents. The Advisory Board will:

Deadline Extended: Nominate Properties for 2019 Preservation Awards by Monday, December 10

The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) has extended the deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Preservation Awards. Applications will be accepted through Monday, December 10.

During its annual celebration in honor of Historic Preservation Month in May 2019, the Commission will honor Somerville residents who performed significant restoration or maintenance efforts on designated historic buildings, or on non-designated buildings erected before 1967.

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