City Passes FY 2024 Budget … and More!
WINTER HILL PARENTS DEMAND COMMUNITY INNOVATION SCHOOL BE REBUILT IN PLACE
Seek empathy and leadership from public officials, rather than dispassion and analysis
One MBTA Way Opens, Another Closes
On Wednesday the City held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Green Line Extension. But on Thursday, the MBTA announced service between Lechmere and Union Square Stations will be suspended for 42 days from July 18 – August 28. The closure is due to critical repair work by MassDOT on the Squire Bridge, which crosses over tracks near Union Square Station. For more information on alternate travel options and other closures, click here.
City Passes FY2024 Budget, Releases Summary
Somerville City Council passed the Ballantyne administration’s proposed $337.4 million Fiscal Year 2024 budget on June 22, delivering on key investments in City services, programs, and the advancement of community priorities. The budget prioritizes investments in schools, rodent control, traffic safety, and ADA compliance, as well as in resources needed to advance the community’s goals in supporting youth, seniors, and vulnerable residents, advancing affordability, taking on infrastructure challenges, developing equity across all functions, and pursuing climate action goals. For more information, click here.
The annual outdoor movie festival brings seven family-friendly films to parks around Somerville. Screenings begin at dusk. For a schedule and lineup, click here.
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