Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring ResiStat Meetings to Start April 24th

The spring 2012 ResiStat Community Meetings with Mayor Curtatone and the City's Aldermen are here. Seven neighborhood meetings, one in each ward, will be held in the coming weeks starting Tuesday, April 24th. Mayor Curtatone, Ward and At-large Aldermen, Somerville Police and City staff will discuss issues important to residents—from the latest crime stats and upcoming neighborhood improvements to citywide initiatives including the Green Line Extension, our new data-driven school initiative SomerPromise, the Urban Agriculture Initiative, and more. Light refreshments will be served at a meet-and-greet after each meeting, where residents can talk with City officials and their neighbors.

Residents are invited to help shape the meeting agendas by visiting the ResiStat website, www.somervilleresistat.blogspot.com, where they can take the Meeting Survey (see tab on right side of page) to propose topics for discussion. Residents may also call ResiStat Coordinator Denise Taylor at 617-625-6600 x2103 to suggest topics.

Each meeting will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. followed by a meet-and-greet from 8 to 8:30 p.m.:


WARD 1: East Somerville, Assembly Square, Inner Belt 
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8 p.m. 
Cross St. Senior Center, 165 Broadway,
East Somerville (parking available in lot behind building).
Neighborhood topics include:

  • Broadway Streetscape construction
  • Assembly Square Development
  • East Somerville Community School construction
  • The new Harris Park design
  • Spring 2012 tree planting
  • The latest crime & safety stats
  • And more...
WARD 4: Winter Hill, Ten Hills, Mystic View, Mystic River
Tuesday, May 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
Winter Hill Community School Cafeteria,
115 Sycamore St. (use Medford St. entrance)
Neighborhood topics include:

  • Winter Hill Community Growth and Land Use Planning
  • Star Market update
  • Latest ward 4 crime and safety stats
  • Possible Foss Park Rec center
  • Assembly Square as it affects Ward 4
  • Green Line Extension Station Area Planning (Gilman & Lowell Stations)
  • Boathouse improvements
  • Road repaving schedule for Ward 4 Spring 2012

WARD 5: Magoun Square, NE Ball Square , Cedar & Lowell corridors, NW Porter Square
Monday, May 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
Visiting Nurses Association Building,
259 Lowell St., Third Floor Community Room
Neighborhood topics to be announced.

WARD 3: Union Square North, Prospect Hill, Spring Hill, Central Hill
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
Somerville High School, Highlander Café,
81 Highland Ave. (Gymnasium/Field House Entrance)
Neighborhood topics to be announced.

WARD 6: Greater Davis Square, SW Ball Square
Tuesday, May 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Somerville Community Baptist Church,
31 College Ave. (next door to Ciampa Manor)
Neighborhood topics to be announced.

WARD 2: Union Square South, Somerville Ave. & Beacon St. corridors, Lincoln Park, Perry Park
Wednesday, May 30, 6:30-8 p.m.
Argenziano School Cafeteria, 290 Washington St.
Neighborhood topics to be announced.

WARD 7: Teele Square, West Somerville
Thursday, June 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
Tufts Administration Building (The TAB), 167 Holland St. (intersection of Holland St. and Cameron Ave.)
In Rm. 200, "The Meeting Room," on the second floor
Neighborhood topics to be announced.
 
On rare occasions, a meeting must be rescheduled to allow officials to address unexpected or urgent matters. Residents should always check the ResiStat Calendar at www.somervilleresistat.blogspot.com to confirm date and time, or call 311 to confirm a scheduled meeting.

For more information, visit http://somervilleresistat.blogspot.com and click the "Meetings" tab, or contact Denise Taylor (email: dtaylor@somervillema.gov; tel. 617-625-6600 x 2103).


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