Monday, May 20, 2024

A bicyclist in Somerville’s Assembly Square in 2015. Bike lanes in the square will be discussed Thursday. (Photo: Thomas Cole via Flickr)

What to do with free cash

City Council Finance Committee, 6 p.m. Tuesday. This committee run by city councilor Jake Wilson meets with the city’s finance and budget directors to discuss how to use “free cash” and stabilization funds. Watchable by videoconferencing.

Fate of historic frat house

Historic Preservation Commission, 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The commission holds a public hearing on the application by the Kappa Chapter of Zeta Psi Corp. to demolish its fraternity house at 80 Professors Row near Tufts University, which was built by English professor William R. Shipman in 1868. The fraternity, the first Greek organization at Tufts, was disbanded by the university in 2021 after for “repeated and serious violations” of Covid guidelines, according to the Tufts Daily. A suspension several years earlier forced the fraternity to crowdsource more than $20,000 in owed property taxes and utilities and for repairs, maintenance and improvement while trying to emerge from two and a half years on probation. Tufts officials said the Covid violations were committed while the fraternity was still on probation. Watchable by videoconferencing.


School budget under review

School Committee Finance and Facilities Subcommittee, 6 p.m. Wednesday. The committee reviews next year’s proposed school budget. Televised and watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Assembly Square bikes lanes, parking

Traffic Commission, 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The commission votes on parking rule changes in preparation for adding protected bike lanes on Grand Union Boulevard in Assembly Square. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.

Choosing next police chief

Police Chief Search Public Listening Session, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Community members voice their expectations and concerns about the search process for the next Somerville police chief. Watchable by videoconferencing with live translation in multiple languages.

Councilors convene

City Council, 7 p.m. Thursday. The council meets at 93 Highland Ave., on Central Hill; televised and watchable by videoconferencing, and posted online after the meeting. The agenda was not posted at press time.