Friday, July 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.


The Brickbottom neighborhood of Somerville is due for “extensive change,” city officials say. (Photo: Todd Van Hoosear via Flickr)

Kick off the holiday weekend

Union Square Main Streets, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Indulge in quality, fresh produce from more than 50 local vendors for the Union Square Farmers Market, hosted in Union Square Plaza for the 20th year in a row.

Protect local pollinators

Final pollinator action plan presentation, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Begun almost two years ago, the plan details how residents, business owners and students can protect Somerville’s insect population, responsible for maintaining the health of local ecosystems and urban greenery. At City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Central Hill.

Plan Brickbottom’s future

Brickbottom neighborhood plan, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Give input on the development of Brickbottom, home to several businesses nestled between McGrath Highway and train lines. City staff have targeted the area for “extensive change” and aim to finish a development plan this summer, paving the way for street renovations and design changes to buildings. Engage with the process over a cup of coffee at Triangle Coffee Bar, 100 Chestnut St.

Tufts Street renovations

Tufts Street reconstruction project, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 10. An open house at the Glen Park Playground about upcoming improvements to Tufts Street, which is by train lines in East Somerville. Frequent visitors of the street – designated as a “neighborway” by Somerville’s 2023 Bicycle Network Plan – can expect commuter-friendly infrastructure changes such as speed humps in addition to a new wall mural.

Support and show disabled pride

Disability pride flag raising, 5 to 6 p.m. July 11. Show pride and support neighbors with disabilities by raising the disability pride flag outside City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Central Hill.