Medford Parking Department Will be Fully Operational as of February 28, Accepting Parking Permit and Other Online Applications for 2022

Pay By Phone Options Available in Business Districts

Enforcement Activities to Begin February 28
MEDFORD – The City of Medford Parking Department has fully transitioned from operations previously undertaken by ParkMedford and will begin formal enforcement and permitting operations this month, Parking Director Faye Morrison and Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced today. The Department, located on the first floor of City Hall, will begin issuing parking permits begin enforcement activities on February 28. Continue reading Medford Parking Department Will be Fully Operational as of February 28, Accepting Parking Permit and Other Online Applications for 2022

Somerville Traffic Board Public Hearing on Central Hill Parking Changes, February 24

The City of Somerville Traffic Board will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, February 24, 2022, regarding the one-year parking-regulation changes for City and school staff on Central Hill, near City Hall, Somerville High School, and the Central Library. These changes were approved at the Somerville Traffic Commission meeting on November 18, 2021 (Agenda Items 5a-d and 6).
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Somerville/Medford Remembering Marcelin Olivier

Marcelin Olivier of Medford, MA passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday February 17th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, in Danvers, MA at the age of 87.
Born November, 23rd 1934 in Port au Prince, Haiti, he was the son of the late Marcel and Margot (Pardoviany) Olivier. Marcelin was a devoted family man of faith and hard worker. He had a career as an Health inspector in Haiti and later as an Commuter rail inspector for the MBTA in Brookline, Ma. Continue reading Somerville/Medford Remembering Marcelin Olivier

Representative Barber’s Driver’s License Bill Passes in Landmark House Vote

BOSTON– On February 16, 2022 the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to pass bill H.4461 the Work and Family Mobility Act, filed by Representative Christine Barber of Somerville and Medford and Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, enabling all state residents to apply for a standard MA driver’s license or identification card regardless of immigration status. Continue reading Representative Barber’s Driver’s License Bill Passes in Landmark House Vote

Rain Barrels Available Now Through May 3rd Through Partnership Between City of Medford, Great American Rain Barrels

MEDFORD – The City of Medford will be offering rain barrels at a highly discounted price again in 2022. In partnership with The Great American Rain Barrel Co., the City is working to safely provide residents with an opportunity to save money and help the city manage its water supplies. Continue reading Rain Barrels Available Now Through May 3rd Through Partnership Between City of Medford, Great American Rain Barrels

Mayor Ballantyne Announces Plan to Make City Boards and Commissions More Inclusive

Work will focus on recruitment, the appointment process, and barriers to serving on boards and commissions

SOMERVILLE – In an effort to diversify the City’s boards and commissions and provide equitable opportunity for residents to participate, Mayor Katjana Ballantyne announced plans to address barriers to serving on Somerville’s boards and commissions through a comprehensive reevaluation process that will result in both amended and new standard processes. Continue reading Mayor Ballantyne Announces Plan to Make City Boards and Commissions More Inclusive

MEDFORD BOARD OF HEALTH VOTES TO LIFT INDOOR MASK MANDATE FOR PRIVATE BUSINESSES

(MEDFORD)—The Medford Board of Health, citing a three week decrease in the City’s COVID-19 positivity rate, voted unanimously at its regular meeting on February 15 to lift the indoor mask requirement for private businesses. The Board of Health also voted to rescind the vaccination requirement for large-scale indoor entertainment venues like the Chevalier Theatre, though performers have the ability to require proof of vaccinations on a show-by-show basis. Both orders will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on February 16, 2022. Continue reading MEDFORD BOARD OF HEALTH VOTES TO LIFT INDOOR MASK MANDATE FOR PRIVATE BUSINESSES