As in other years, September brought the return to school of the thousands of K-12 students who live in Somerville. Crossing guards at many intersections, kids walking with backpacks, and extra traffic at 7:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. are among the many signs of this annual transition to fall. Read more about Back to School
The 2016 SCC Annual Summer Member Picnic brought our members and friends together from across the city to celebrate the many great wins in Somerville this year for SCC members and other low-, moderate-, and middle-income residents. Read more about 2016 Summer Member Picnic
A team comprised of SCC, Gate Residential and Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) has been selected by the Somerville Housing Authority (SHA) to lead the redevelopment of the Clarendon Hill public housing on North Street in West Somerville. Read more about North Street: Clarendon Hill
During fall 2016, the City of Somerville’s Planning Department proposed changes to the Union Square zoning laws. The Planning Department is hoping to introduce a revised version of the citywide zoning overhaul sometime in 2017.
The first round of the overhaul was actually released in January 2015. However, the Board of Aldermen felt that the new ordinance wasn’t ready and decided not to vote on it. Read more about Get in the Zone
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed Bill H.4303, an Act establishing the Somerville Municipal Job Creation and Retention Trust. SCC’s Jobs for Somerville committee celebrated this critical step in the long-term process to create a Jobs Trust Fund that will link commercial real estate development in Somerville to jobs creation and workforce development for the City’s residents. Read more about New Somerville Jobs Trust
As the City of Somerville prepares for a zoning overhaul that will enable new development in Union Square, Union United – a community coalition supported by SCC – continues to bring community members together around the goal of development without displacement. Read more about United for a Better Union Square