Monday, May 20, 2024

A rendering of the proposed Boston Garden cannabis shop replacing the China Delight restaurant in Somerville.

Parking enforcement reconsidered

City Council Legislative Matters Committee, 6 p.m. Tuesday. The committee considers how to help the city respond to parking violations more quickly, including enabling community members to report violations via the 311 customer service hotline and technology that lets Traffic and Parking staff monitor specific spots and determine remotely whether a violation has taken place. Watchable by videoconferencing.


Cannabis dispensary proposed

Nuestra Community Outreach Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Nuestra wants to sell recreational marijuana under the name Boston Garden at 518 Somerville Ave., Spring Hill, across from the recently opened Cambria Hotel Boston Somerville – at the address of the former Sky Bar nightclub, which means it will also take over the current location of China Delight, a popular Asian restaurant. The public gets a chance to ask company representatives about the proposed facility. A copy of the meeting presentation will be made available at least 24 hours before the meeting by emailing [email protected]. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.

Job creation from linkage fees

Somerville Job Creation and Retention Trust, 6 p.m. Thursday. This committee, which oversees the allocation of fees paid by commercial developers to pay for community benefits, holds its first meeting of the year to review estimated linkage fees and city investment priorities. Watchable by videoconferencing.

Davis T station improvements

Pedestrian and Traffic Advisory Committee, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Joined by MBTA staff, the committee discusses a Davis Station Accessibility Improvements Project, now at the 75 percent design stage. The project includes new and replaced elevators, better signs and lighting and full station accessibility from both entrances. Watchable by videoconferencing.


News from public housing

Somerville Housing Authority, 11:45 a.m. Friday. At its monthly meeting, the authority’s board hears a report from the executive director and comments from residents. Watchable by videoconferencing.


This post was updated Jan. 15, 2023, to correct an editing error putting the proposed Boston Garden retailer on the wrong side of the street and Jan. 16, 2023, to swap out an image and show it would replace a Chinese restaurant.