Wednesday, July 17, 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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A Prospect Hill structure is due for redevelopment. (Image: Google)

Pollinator plan group updates

Somerville Pollinator Action Plan Advisory Committee, 4 p.m. Monday. A group created in response to the declining population of pollinators such as bees in New England has its monthly meeting. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Design commission to meet

Urban Design Commission, 6 p.m. Tuesday. The commission meets to review proposals for developments at 382 McGrath Highway, Prospect Hill, and for 52 Elm St., Spring Hill, to see how property owner’s ideas will fit in with their neighborhoods. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing. Those who wish to attend are required to register first.

Literacy opportunities

Somerville Commission for Persons With Disabilities, 7 p.m. Tuesday. The commission meets to discuss inclusive schoolyards, literacy opportunities, disability pride month and more. This meeting will take place at City Hall Annex, 50 Evergreen Ave., Winter Hill. Also watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.


Hero square application

Veterans’ Commission on Monuments, Memorials and Dedications, noon Wednesday. The commission meets to discuss a hero square dedication application for Thomas Lehay at Medford and Pearl streets, Gilman Square, a Dilboy plaque at City Hall, an upcoming Memorial Day Parade and more. This meeting will take place at City Hall Annex, 50 Evergreen Ave., Winter Hill. Also watchable by Zoom videoconferencing. Those who wish to attend are required to register first.

Q&A with marijuana retailer

Community outreach regarding a marijuana establishment, 6 p.m. Wednesday. A marijuana establishment is being proposed by Core Empowerment at 500 Medford St., Magoun Square, filling space left empty since 2023 by K-2 Beer & Wine – whose owners once wanted to build apartments overhead and considered opening its own adult-use pot shop, according to the Magoun Square account on Twitter. Core Empowerment answers community members questions that can be submitted before the meeting to [email protected]. Watchable by Zoom videoconferencing.