Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yep, another snow emergency.

Entry tags:local government, parking, snow emergency

Snow Emergency Effective Midnight Tues/Wed. - No School Wed.
In accordance with the City’s Snow Emergency Procedures, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has declared a snow emergency for the City of Somerville to go into effect at midnight., Wednesday, January 28th.   During snow emergencies, parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street only (unless otherwise posted).  Cars not moved by 4 a.m. Wednesday morning will be subject to ticketing and towing.  Beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27th, residents unable to find a parking space on the odd-numbered side of the street may park in any municipal or school parking lot for the duration of the emergency.  A list of available city lots and other relevant information may be found on the City’s website at www.somervillema.gov.

Photo: Tree with snow, Somerville, MA, Cedar St, Winter 2002 by cfdls.

The Somerville Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday.

Residents who have not already done so may visit the City’s website, www.somervillema.gov, to view snow emergency procedures, download the snow procedures brochure or sign up for Connect CTY telephone and email alerts and other time sensitive messages from the City.  Residents may also sign up for Connect CTY calls and email by calling 311.  

In addition, flashing blue lights installed at 22 key intersections and entryways to the City will be activated immediately after the declaration of a snow emergency, and remain lit for the duration of the snow emergency.  As in years past, prerecorded information is also available on the city’s Information Hotline, 617-628-SNOW. 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Winter Hill gets another shoutout in the news, RE: Obama


Apartment living, some like it!

Posted by Rona Fischman January 16, 2009 02:40 PM

During the presidential election, there was much talk about how voters wanted a president that they could have a beer with. I couldn't imagine hoisting a cold one with Barack, until I found out that I lived less than a quarter of a mile away from him from 1989 to 1991. We were both living in Winter Hill section of Somerville. Barack likes apartments; I like that in a guy.


As an aside, the official presidential portrait was recently released, snapped by Pete Souza, the official White House photographer, posted here for your viewing pleasure. Some really nice shots of the President Elect on Souza's site.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

One more pre-storm...

I have yet to snap anything post-storm, but here is Broadway at ~7pm. Click for the full pic.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter Hill in Photographique: The Calm Before the Storm

Snow Emergency Declared for 3p.m. Saturday

(photo by sandcastlematt)

From City of Somerville Constituent Services:

Hello, this is Lesley Delaney Hawkins calling from the City of Somerville with snow alert information for Saturday, January 10th. Based on current weather projections, the City will be declaring a snow emergency effective at 3 p.m. on Saturday. During snow emergencies, parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street only (unless otherwise posted). Cars not moved from the even numbered side of the street by 7 p.m. Saturday evening may be subject to ticketing and towing. Residents unable to find a parking space on the odd-numbered side of the street may park in any municipal lot or in designated school parking lots, which will be available for snow parking after 3 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information, please call the City’s 311 constituent service line. Thank you.

Play soccer at the Winter Hill Community School

From Wickedlocal, Somerville:

Somerville - The Somerville Recreation Commission is offering a series of soccer clinics and games from January through March in the Winter Hill Community School gymnasium at 115 Sycamore St.
Clinics and games will be held Jan. 17, 24 and 31; Feb. 7, 14 and 28; and March 2 and 9. Attendees will be separated by age for a 45-minute clinic, followed by a 45-minute game. The boys and girls U-6 and U-8 groups begin at 12:30 p.m., and the U-10 and U-12 groups are at 2 p.m. The program costs $50.
For more information, call the George Scarpelli at 617-625-6600, ext. 2984.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Got a hankering for some post-festivus eco-redemption? Hydroponic rig driving up your electricity bill? Or just dig on the smell of rotting cedar? Go get yerself some tree/elf mulch from the DPW.

Also, if you haven't taken yours down yet, Somerville is providing treecycling from now until January 30th. Don't let those suckers dry out ya'll.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone's 2009 Mid-Term Address

Read Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone's 2009 Mid-Term Address in the Somerville News. The steady progress throughout Somerville definitely makes me feel optimistic. Note some important shout-outs to the Winter Hill and East Somerville community, including the support of the East Somerville Community School after the 2007 fire, infrastructure and transportation development in East Somerville and Magoun Square as part of the Obama recovery plan, as well as preparation for the IKEA move to Assembly Square.

I have to admit though, I do miss Good Time.


Slow Week in Winter Hill

But they're rockin' over in Union Square:

From: Somerville Blog

Are you ready to rock (paper, scissors)?

Posted on January 6, 2009 by Auditi Guha
Filed Under Art, Biz, General, Somerville rocks |

For the January Second Wednesdays event sponsored by Union Square Main Streets, take part in the first annual Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at PA’s Lounge.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Preserving the old Obama palace...

Missed this a couple of weeks ago:

Photo: Michael Pacheko
The Democratic nominee for president, Barack Obama lived in a basement apartment at 365 Broadway from 1988 to 1991.

GateHouse News Service
Posted Dec 11, 2008 @ 05:44 PM

Somerville —

Alderman-at-large Dennis Sullivan wants to make sure Somerville's link to President-Elect Barack Obama is preserved.

Sullivan has submitted a resolution to the Board of Aldermen, meeting tonight at City Hall, that the city of Somerville designate Obama's former Somerville residence as a landmark.

Obama, while attending Harvard University, lived in the basement apartment at 365 Broadway in Somerville from 1988 to 1991

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