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Somerville Historic Preservation Events
In May, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission is partnering with local organizations to host events honoring Somerville’s history and historic assets. All events are open to the public, ADA accessible, and rain or shine.
- Thursday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.
Old Powder House at the intersection of Liberty Ave. and Powderhouse Terrace, off Broadway. For more information on upcoming docent events and more, visit the City’s webpage.
- Saturday, May 6, 10-12 p.m.
Celebrate Jane Jacobs, a world-renowned urban activist on a walk exploring “Boynton’s Changing Yards.” The walk, led by community residents, will begin at the Union Sq. Dunkin Donuts and end at Portico Brewing on 101 South St. Read more about Jane’s Walks on the event website.
Somerville Community Meetings
All meetings are held in-person and begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Each meeting date includes a rough list of neighborhoods within each ward. Look up the ward and precinct you live in with the MySomerville address lookup tool.
- Mon, May 8: Ward 6
- Tue, May 9: Ward 1
- Wed, May 10: All Wards (in Spanish)
Public Hearing on Charter Review
The City of Somerville is announcing a Public Hearing before the City Council’s Special Committee on Charter Review, that is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 6 p.m. Members of the Somerville community are encouraged to join the virtual hearing to share their thoughts regarding the proposed updates to the City Charter.
Attendees can join the hearing virtually by via the GoToWebinar registration link: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6828112774658855259, which is also available on the Somerville City Council’s calendar. Registration for the meeting will be open until the meeting begins. After registering, participants will receive an email with instructions on how to join the webinar.
More information on the City’s Charter Review, including prior meetings’ minutes and agenda, can be found here: https://bit.ly/CharterPublicHearing
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