By William Tauro
This will be the first year in Somerville’s history without a Christmas tree at the City Hall Concourse! When will this madness end?
First they took away our Veteran’s Monuments, then our Memorial Day Parade, our parking spaces, then they’re trying to take away our cars and now they’ve taken away our City Hall Christmas Tree! What’s next? Continue reading Letter from the Editor: NO TREE FOR YOU!
Holiday Lighting & Santa Visit, Menorah Lighting,
Self-Guided & Bike Illuminations Tours, and Citywide Caroling
SOMERVILLE – All are invited to join Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and City staff for Somerville’s 2022 holiday celebrations throughout the month of December.
Holiday Lighting & Santa Visit
We’ll kick off on Thursday, December 8, with the Holiday Lighting on the City Hall Concourse, followed by a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus in the Somerville High School Cafeteria. All children who attend will receive a special gift from Santa and will have an opportunity to take a photo with Old St. Nick. Activities begin at 5:00 p.m. with live entertainment prior to the official lighting of the City Hall Concourse. Santa Claus will, as always, be escorted by the Somerville Fire and Police Departments making his grand entrance atop a shiny red fire truck. Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading Celebrate the Holidays in Somerville in December
SOMERVILLE – Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce two affordable rental opportunities: one 4-bedroom unit at 126 Cross St. and one 2-bedroom unit at 29 Alpine St. Income-eligible households with a combined gross income at or below 50% of the Median Family Income (Cross St.) or between 81% and 110% of the Median Family Income (Alpine St.) will be eligible to apply.
About 126 Cross St.: One income-restricted four-bedroom unit is available at 126 Cross St., a three-story, six-unit building near the new East Somerville MBTA Green Line station and the Capuano Early Childhood Center. Amenities include in-unit laundry, central A/C, stainless steel appliances, white granite countertops, modern tiled bathrooms, and a private deck. Common areas include an entryway mail area and a bike storage room. Residents will have access to a basement, and storage units are planned to be added in the future. All utilities are included in the rent. On-street parking is available by permit. Continue reading Two Affordable Rental Opportunities: 126 Cross St. and 29 Alpine St.
Because this winter begins in an even-numbered year, snow emergency parking will be on the even side of the street all winter, unless posted signage says differently. Check street signs in your neighborhood so you know where you can park ahead of winter weather. Continue reading Prepare for the 2022/2023 Snow Season by Reviewing Parking Rules, Signing Up for Alerts