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Another important Zoning meeting where the community can speak is coming up on Tuesday. Also this month, the Green Line Extension, Waterfront Park revitalization in Ward 4 and Shaping our Future with the Somerville Commission for Women.

Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Overhaul Scheduled for March 13 zoning_overhaul2.jpg

Tuesday March 13, 2018, at 6:00 pm at Aldermanic Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 93 Highland Ave, Somerville

After multiple years of community process, the Administration has officially submitted the proposed Zoning Overhaul to the Board of Aldermen. Members of the public are invited to attend a public hearing by the Somerville Planning Board and the Board of Aldermen’s Land Use Committee on Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m., to provide feedback. Feedback can also be submitted online at, where detailed information on the overhaul, timeline, and upcoming meetings and events are also available.

  • At you can add notes and comments directly to any section of the proposed code documents. Your comments will become part of the official public record.
  • Email Jesse and the At-Large Alderman with your opinions. Find their contact information here.

PTA Council Event - Harlem Wizards vs Somerville Schoolsters Basketball March 16 Harlem_Wizards.jpg

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:00pm, Somerville High School Field House, 81 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Are you going to the game? Tickets are now SOLD OUT but I'll be playing with Somerville Teachers and City Officials against the Harlem Wizards basketball team. Proceeds benefit the Somerville PTA Scholarship fund! How many points do you think I'll Score? The winner who guesses my personal point total wins a coffee at my next community office hours. In the event of a tie, I'll randomly draw from the correct guesses. Click to Guess! More info on the Harlem Wizards can be found at:

Green Line Extension (GLX) project public meeting March 21 GLX.jpg

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143

Rescheduled from 3/7, the purpose of the meeting is to provide an outlook on construction activities planned in the coming months. For more information on the GLX project, please visit

Blessing of the Bay Park Redesign meeting March 21 MysticRiverAss_DMussina_WChestnut.jpg

Wednesday, March 21st | 6:30—8:00PM at Mystic Housing in the Mystic Activities Center, 530 Mystic Avenue | Somerville

This waterfront park in Ward 4 is being redesigned and you can help shape its future. Join us for the first official public workshop and give us your ideas for how the park can be improved and revitalized! We will be sharing existing conditions and hope to hear your ideas for Somerville's waterfront. Food will be provided at this family friendly event hosted by the Mystic River Watershed Association. RSVP here. You can also check out our online survey to provide input in advance.

Shaping the Future: Our Community Dialogue; Somerville Commission for Women hosts Women’s History Month Event March 26

Monday, March 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm at Culinary Arts Bistro located in Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave. (gym entrance)

Please join the Somerville Commission for Women for a special event in honor of Women’SCW_March.jpgs History Month. “Shaping the Future: Our Community Dialogue,” will include Q&A breakout sessions with local female elected officials including representatives from Somerville’s State Delegation, as well as a brief presentation about the Somerville Commission for Women and its ongoing programs and initiatives, plus refreshments.

Childcare will be available, as well as translation services for anyone who may need them, however each must be requested in advance. For more information, please contact Chris Hosman, Community Services Manager at 617-625-6600 ext. 2406 or



Phone: 617-290-1904


You can find the Board of Aldermen meeting agenda, a link to the video stream and additional information about the Board meetings here:

My committee appointments:

  • Public Health and Public Safety (Chairman)
  • Housing and Community Development (Vice Chairman)
  • Youth Services (Vice Chairman)
  • Open Space, Environment, and Energy
  • Veterans and Public Services
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee

Jesse Clingan, Ward 4 Alderman

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