City Seeks Poll Workers, 35 McGrath Highway Development Proposal, and More!
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Work at the Polls
The City of Somerville is hiring polling place workers for the 2022 elections. Hundreds of poll workers will be needed this year to conduct a successful election.
Ideally, poll workers will commit to both election days: Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 8. Each workday starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends after the polls close at 8 p.m., with a two-hour break. Poll workers earn between $200 and $265 per day, depending on their responsibilities.
Interested? Register to attend a one-hour, in-person information session on Thursday, July 28, at City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. If you can’t make an information session but would like to learn more, please call the Elections Office at 617-625-6600, ext. 4200.
Virtually Tour the Patriots Hall of Fame
Attention all New England Patriots fans: The Somerville Public Library is offering a live virtual tour of the Patriots Hall of Fame.
The tour will take place on Wednesday, August 3 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is required and is limited to 100 attendees. Please note that this virtual tour will be live, and will not be recorded.
The Patriots Hall of Fame gives fans a unique, technologically advanced venue to celebrate great moments and great players. The Hall is a modern “museum” that takes guests through Patriots and New England football history in a cutting-edge way, utilizing video and audio to tap into fans’ emotions.
The Virtual Tour is an entertaining, informative presentation of Patriots history. During this 90-minute experience, you will get an inside look at some unique artifacts, and you can ask your burning Pats questions during an interactive Q&A session.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library. Register at the library’s website. For more information, contact Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn About 35 McGrath Highway Development Proposal
The public is invited to join Ward 2 City Councilor J.T. Scott, The DeNunzio Group on behalf of the owners of 35 Realty Trust, and the City of Somerville for a Neighborhood Meeting under SZO Section 15.1.3. The developer will introduce a conceptual plan for the approximately 135,000-square-foot proposed lab development at 35 McGrath Highway, and discuss potential impacts and other issues.
The virtual Zoom meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 27, at 6 p.m.
Representatives from the design team will be available to answer questions. Everyone is welcome to attend to learn more about this project and share your feedback.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but have questions or concerns, you can email the developer at email@example.com, or Councilor Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of the Patriots Hall of Fame.
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Linda Pinkow is a reporter for the Somerville Wire. She is also a development consultant for the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism.