Sunday, May 19, 2024

These are just some of the municipal meetings and civic events for the coming week. More are on the City of Somerville website.


A rendering of a possible use at 90 Washington St., East Somerville. A community meeting Thursday will discuss plans. (Image: City of Somerville)

Expanding Woody’s on Broadway

Planning, Preservation, and Zoning Division, 6 p.m. Monday. John Wood, the owner of Woody’s Liquors, and his design team from Rise Architecture will take questions about plans to expand the building at 483 Broadway. Hosted by Ward 5 city councilor Beatriz Gómez Mouakad. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

City reaches out to neighborhoods

City Hall Community Meetings, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Formerly known as the ResiStat program, these are a Somerville effort to promote civic engagement by bringing city-related discussions and decision-making to residents. The semi-annual series returns with community meetings in each of Somerville’s seven wards, all held in a hybrid format and beginning at 6:30 p.m. For those attending in person, a meet-and-greet with refreshments begins at 6 p.m. The series begins in Ward 5 at the Kennedy School Cafeteria, 5 Cherry St., and is watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Acting superintendent reports

School Committee, 7 to 9:3p.m. Monday. This committee chaired by Andre L. Green will hear reports from subcommittees on rules management, long-range planning, finance and facilities and a superintendent search, as well as from interim superintendent of schools Jeff Curley and other school staff. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Holland Street bike lanes

Traffic Commission, 5:30 p.m. Thursday. This commission run by acting commissioner of public works Jill Lathan will host a special meeting to review public comment and deliberate on a draft safety plan for Holland Street, where a bicyclist was killed Aug. 12. The plan would add protected bike lanes between Teele and Davis squares and restrict parking on the south side of the street. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Policing the high school

School Committee Special Policing Subcommittee, 6 p.m. Thursday. This special subcommittee run by School Committee chair Andre L. Green continues its discussion of the role of police officers at Somerville High School. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.

Plans for 90 Washington

Community meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday. Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and city staff host a meeting to discuss 90 Washington St., East Somerville, a 4-acre site near the MBTA green line station envisioned as the home of a new Public Safety building and a range of civic, commercial and residential space. This meeting will summarize the feedback from the past nine months and outline how the city moves forward with redevelopment. It takes place at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St., and will be livestreamed on YouTube.

MBTA Communities Act

City Council Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This committee run by city councilor Ben Ewen-Campen will hold a joint public hearing with the Planning Board to discuss what he said last week would be “a very frustrating and disappointing update” about the MBTA Communities Act. The committee will consider several zoning amendments and petitions, including the proposed transfer of five parcels of land from the master developer of the Boynton Yards redevelopment project to the city for public use. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.