Thursday, July 18, 2024

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

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Armory Master Plan meeting

A participant at a July 24 meeting about the future of the Armory arts building. (Photo: Marc Levy)

Somerville Armory Community Meeting Series: Our Community Spaces, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Residents, performing artists and community partners are invited to share opinions on the Armory Master Plan – the future of a community arts building owned by the city since the spring of 2021– at Connexion, 149 Broadway, Somerville. Pre-registration is required.

Alternatives to rat-trap poison

Rodent issues special committee, 6 p.m. Tuesday. The City Council committee hears from the environmental health coordinator on alternatives to bait traps containing poison for rats, which travels up the food chain to other species when rats become their prey. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Talk on resident displacement

Housing and Community Development Committee, 6 p.m. Wednesday. The City Council committee discusses the status of residents facing displacement, the number of households seeking rental assistance, inclusive playground accessibility and more. The meeting will be held in the committee room in Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Central Hill. Televised and watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Update on aid to the unhoused

Public Health and Public Safety Committee, 6 p.m. Thursday. The director of Health and Human Services provides an update to City Council committee members on efforts to address homelessness. The meeting will be held in the committee room in Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Central Hill. Televised and watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.

Students’ health survey trivia

Somerville Positive Forces student health survey trivia, 6 p.m. Thursday. This is a rescheduled event from Feb. 1. Middle- and high school youth present the results of 2023’s Middle School Student Health Survey in a trivia format, followed by discussions in online breakout rooms. Topics include substance use, mental health, physical violence, physical health and sexual health. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.

Wage theft ordinance discussed

Wage Theft Advisory Committee, 6 p.m. Thursday. The committee discusses goals, possible updates to the city’s wage theft ordinance and union updates. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.