The City of Somerville is developing a campus plan for Central Hill, home to City Hall, Somerville High School, the Central Library, and Central Playground. Please join us on Thursday, November 1, at 6 p.m. for a meeting in the High School cafeteria to help shape the plan. Continue reading Share Your Thoughts on the Future of Central Hill – Thursday, November 1, 6 p.m.
Copies of “Exit West” now available at all three library branches.
SOMERVILLE – The 2018 “Somerville Reads” program officially begins on Saturday, November 3, with a block party at our East Branch Library beginning at noon! This Exit West inspired celebration will feature live music performances by local groups El Sistema Somerville and Grooversity, as well as refreshments, and activities for all ages. Continue reading 2018 “Somerville Reads” Events and Program Schedule Announced
Information Session Planned for November 6 to discuss new program.
SOMERVILLE – The City of Somerville’s Economic Development Division has launched Small Business Support, a technical assistance program for small and home-based businesses in the city, to provide expert coaching and financial support for local entrepreneurs.
Continue reading Somerville Launches New Technical Assistance Program for Businesses
Winners to be presented during Historic Preservation Month in May 2019.
SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Preservation Awards. 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. The nomination period is open through Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Continue reading Nominate Properties for 2019 Preservation Awards by Wednesday, Nov. 21
Somerville Planning Director and Harvard University Lecturer for Planning and Design George Proakis Named New Head of OSPCD;
Continue reading Somerville OSPCD Executive Director Michael Glavin Retiring after 7 Years
By Bob Katzen
Governor Baker signed into law a supplemental budget designed to close out the books on the fiscal year that ended on July 30. The funds are from the state’s surplus leftover as a result of higher than expected tax revenue.
Continue reading $541 MILLION SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
By Bob Katzen
Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that would require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to issue guidelines to assist districts in developing screening procedures or protocols for students that demonstrate one or more potential indicators of dyslexia and other neurological learning disabilities. Continue reading DYSLEXIA SCREENING DISCUSSIONS ON BEACON HILL
By Bob Katzen
Question 3 asks voters if they approve of that law that has been in effect for two years. The law added “gender identity” to existing Massachusetts civil rights laws that already prohibits discrimination in public accommodations based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, religion and marital status.
Continue reading What Question 3 Really Means To Voters
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 28, the 301st day of 2018 with 64 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:12 and sunset is @ 5:43. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1636 – Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. The original name was Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was the first school of higher education in America. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer