We like to think of the holiday season as a time of joy and celebration. Sometimes, it is. Sometimes, though, this season---and the rough Winter that follows---can bring with it anxiety and worry about how to provide holiday happiness and Winter security for those we love. Here in Somerville, there are a number of agencies and services to help. Read more about Holiday Resources
We are in the final stretch of our 2018 Social Equity Campaign through the Community Investment Tax Credit program. We still have 2018 tax credits to distribute, so if you are able to donate $1000 or more, you'll be able to get a 50% credit against your tax liability, or a refund for that amount if you don't have a tax liability. Just make sure to make your donation by December 31st, 2018 to get the 2018 tax credit. We'll be here to greet you at the office, or you can send by mail. It's like a holiday every day as donations come in! Read more about Social Equity Campaign Full Speed Ahead
In late September, the SCC Board of Directors adopted a new 5-year strategic plan for SCC’s work to cover the years 2019-2023. This reflects a year of work in various committees, task forces, and communication with stakeholders. Meant to be a “living document” rather than a plan that gathers dust on the shelf, SCC’s strategic plan charts a bold vision for the next 5 years – not really a departure, but rather building on our work of the last several years. Read more about SCC Adopts its 5 Year Strategic Plan
In Massachusetts, cities have limited powers under state law. A Home Rule Petition is a request from a city for a new type of power from the state legislature—for example, the power to enact a new tax or regulation, or an exemption from an aspect of state law.Read more about What is a Home Rule Petition?
On the last day of the State Legislature’s Formal Session, the Legislation passed two home rule petitions that allow for the plans to redevelop the Clarendon: H4580 provides authorization for the Somerville Housing Authority to engage with a private development partner to redevelop the Clarendon property; and H4856 allows for a land swap between Somerville Housing Authority and the State Department of Conservation and Recreation that will allow for the replacement of the rotary at Powder House and Alewife with a fully signaled T-intersection.Read more about Clarendon Redevelopment Gets State Approval
SCC is pleased to announce an exciting contract award from Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience (SCALE) to establish a job-sector preparation program targeted primarily for SCALE students interested in career growth.Read more about First Source Jobs Program Expands!
Thanks to everyone who attended our 2018 Annual Meeting & Dinner. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Special thanks to our award winners and event sponsors. (If you get the chance, let them know that you appreciate them, too.) They were joined by more than 200 SCC members, partners and friends who came together to celebrate our City and our collective work to ensure a Somerville for everyone.