Mayor Curtatone Submits FY2021 Budget with Belt-Tightening, But No Cuts to Services and No Layoffs

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Strong local tax base, long-game fiscal management & strategic cuts enable City to avoid austerity measures;

$1.6 million allocated for new Racial and Social Justice investments funded in part via $750,000 in funds diverted from Somerville Police budget Continue reading Mayor Curtatone Submits FY2021 Budget with Belt-Tightening, But No Cuts to Services and No Layoffs

Applications Available for Fiscal Year 2021 Community Preservation Act Funding Eligibility Determination Forms due July 17 at 4:30 p.m.

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SOMERVILLE, MA – Applications for this coming fiscal year’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds and the fiscal year 2021 Community Preservation Plan, which sets the funding allocations and priorities for the year, are now available. An estimated $630,000 is available for projects that preserve Somerville’s historic resources and/or expand and improve our parks and recreation land.

Continue reading Applications Available for Fiscal Year 2021 Community Preservation Act Funding Eligibility Determination Forms due July 17 at 4:30 p.m.

CLOSURE OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES AT A HOSPITAL

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By Bob Katzen

The Senate 38-0, approved an amendment that would require the Health Policy Commission to report on the adverse effects suffered after the closure of any essential services at a hospital. The amendment also would require an examination of the efficacy of existing standards and requirements intended to maintain such essential services. Continue reading CLOSURE OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES AT A HOSPITAL