City of Somerville-Highland/Cedar Detour | Redesigned Newsletter | Upcoming Meetings & More

Starting March 19, and lasting for about three weeks, the intersection of Highland Avenue and Cedar Street will be closed during daytime hours – from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This closure will allow construction crews to do necessary work on the Cedar Street Water & Sewer Project.Vehicles and buses in the area will be detoured around the intersection. To get to the Kennedy School, follow detour signs to Cherry and Porter streets. At the end of each workday (approximately 3:30 p.m.), the intersection will reopen to vehicles. We realize this schedule encompasses the morning commute and may cause some headaches, but we want to get the work done as quickly as possible in order to minimize disruptions. If you commute through this intersection, please give yourself some extra time in the morning. Also don’t forget that the businesses in this area will remain open during construction. Call 311 (617-666-3311) with any questions.

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ResiStat Newsletter Gets a New Design

Notice something different? The ResiStat newsletter got a makeover that’s more modern and is mobile-friendly. Each week roughly a third of you view this newsletter on a mobile device (and maybe that number will go up with this new design). We also know that some people only have online access via a phone, so this redesign will make the information we share each week accessible to more people. We’ll be looking at what works and doesn’t with the new design, so expect to see a few more changes in the weeks to come.

2018 Somerville Summer Guide

Find summer programs for children and teens, including summer job opportunities, in the 2018 Somerville Summer Guide. It includes info about half- and full-day programs, overnight camps, family activities, pools, sports, and other summer fun.

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Mayor on School Safety and Gun Control

In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Mayor Joe Curtatone has written in the news about measures taken in Somerville to keep students and staff safe, including lockdown procedures, police presence, and counseling services. However, “There is no getting around the fact that gun violence is out of hand in this country!”


3/13: Public Hearing on Zoning Code Overhaul

Visit to learn more about the proposal to modernize and overhaul Somerville’s zoning code. This important public hearing is at 6 p.m. at City Hall.


3/16: Harlem Wizards Take on Somerville Teachers

Members of the Harlem Wizards trick basketball team bring their magic to Somerville in a game against teachers and principals. Proceeds benefit the Somerville Council of PTAs. Tickets at



3/14:Union Square infrastructure improvements meeting

3/14:The Poet, the Artist, the Printer: Book Arts and the Small Press

3/15: Lucky Leprechaun Super Bingo with the Council on Aging

3/19:Motor vehicle excise taxes are due

3/19: Beacon Street Reconstruction update and Q&A

3/19:Discuss parking near Somerville High School

3/19:St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the Council on Aging

4/2:Deadline to apply for property tax exemptions


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If you need special accommodations to attend any City meeting or event, please contact 311. The City can assist individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access City programs, meetings and activities. Please request any accessible materials at least fifteen (15) days (30 days’ notice is required for Braille) before the event. All attempts will be made to accommodate requests that are received after these deadlines as well. If you’re calling 311 from a cell phone, dial (617) 666-3311.

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