Pier Gustafson, a calligrapher, illustrator and graphic designer, was part of the first wave of artists to move into Brickbottom Studios in 1986. Gustafson is The Somerville Arts Council’s Artist of the Month, and you can read more about his work and experience as a local artist at somervilleartscouncil.org.
The City’s economic development team is looking for your feedback. If you have a few minutes, there are two things you can do: Continue reading Help Somerville Plan for Economic Development
If you’re leaving your car behind to travel for the holidays (or anytime this winter), make sure you have a plan for snow emergencies. New England weather can be famously fickle and a sunny forecast can quickly change to snow. A few things to keep in mind:
Continue reading Don’t Forget to Include Parking in your Holiday Plans
Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Board of Aldermen, and the School Committee invite you to the 2018 Inaugural Ceremony, where the City’s elected officials will be sworn into office.
Continue reading 2018 Somerville Inaugural Ceremony
Join us on New Year’s Day for the 242nd raising of the Grand Union Flag on Prospect Hill — a fun family event that brings to life Somerville’s central role in the Revolutionary War.
Continue reading Somerville 2018 Grand Union Flag Raising
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: The Republicans in the Senate gained a seat when newly-elected GOP Sen. Dean Tran (R-Leominster) was sworn in last week. The Democrats now have a 33-7 edge. The Republicans’ control of seven seats is the highest in 18 years. Tran won the seat that opened up when former Democratic Sen. Jennifer Flanagan resigned to take a position on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 -Report No. 51 December 18-22, 2017 .
Higher linkage fees will generate more $$ for affordable housing & job training
In this issue:
• Board of Aldermen votes unanimously for higher linkage fees for affordable housing and job training
• Board of Aldermen approves a District Improvement Financing (DIF) program for Union Square infrastructure and $63 million for sewer and streetscape work on Somerville Ave. Continue reading An Update From Mark Niedergang Ward 5 Alderman: Linkage $$ for housing & jobs, $100M federal $$ for GLX, Union Square development, Cedar St roadway work
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, December 23, the 357th day of 2017 with 08 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:11 and sunset is @ 4:14. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1783 – George Washington returned home to Mount Vernon, after the disbanding of his army following the Revolutionary War. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
By Martin Polignone
This past Wednesday night, the Somerville Holiday Inn was full of Christmas cheer with the elderly residents of Cobble Hill Apartments.
Continue reading Somerville Cobble Hill Elders Sing & Dance The Night Away at Annual Christmas Party