Community Resources

Updated February 2024

City of Somerville


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Community News

  • Somerville Journal: Published weekly on Thursdays. Login with your library card to search full-text articles by keyword and date or browse articles in an issue. You can also browse Somerville Journal content on the web at Wicked Local Somerville.
  • The Somerville Times: Published weekly on Wednesdays. Browse on the web or download a pdf of current or past issues.
  • Somerville Media Center: Non-profit community media arts organization that is home to SCATV Public Access Channel 3, Boston Free Radio, the community journalism program Somerville Neighborhood News, a variety of media education classes, and more. 
  • Somerville City TV: View and subscribe to schedules, and watch meetings, events, and community shows about your city via live TV, on demand, or streaming on YouTube. 

Community Organizations

  • ArtBeat Festival
  • Arts at the Armory: Arts at the Armory showcases a wide range of visual arts, dance, theater and musical performances in an historic armory that also provides studio spaces for artists, a cafe, galleries, live/work artists units, performance spaces, and offices for arts organizations.
  • Franklin Cummings Tech: Learn and Earn Opportunities in clean energy and IT for Somerville residents.
  • Just A Start: A community organization focused on promoting economic stability in individuals and families through affordable housing, career training, and comprehensive support. Their Biomedical and IT Careers Programs are free nine-month trainings to prepare individuals to enter science and technology careers.
  • Per Scholas: Free hands-on technology training to students throughout Greater Boston.
  • Somerville Arts Council: View a Somerville Public Art Map, browse the arts events and programs calendar, find out who Somerville's Poet Laureate is, learn more about resources for artists in Somerville, and more.
  • Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences (SCALE): Offers classes and support services to adult learners in need of basic reading, writing and math skills, English instruction for non-native speakers, or a high-school credential. SCALE's fully accessible facilities include a computer lab and an on-site Test Center. Classes are free. Fees are charged for orientations, adult evening school, testing, and for the ADP (Adult Diploma Program).
  • Somerville Chamber of Commerce
  • Somerville Community ChorusNon-auditioned chorus group open to people aged 18+, with weekly rehearsals and two concerts each year.
  • Somerville Community Growing Center: The Growing Center offers a range of programming that includes environmental education and cultural performances plus unique volunteer opportunities on a quarter-acre urban oasis designed and built by local residents and maintained by volunteers.
  • Somerville Development ForumDiscussion and resources pertaining to land use, real estate development, transportation infrastructure, public health, and housing affordability in Somerville. 
  • Somerville Housing Authority
  • Somerville Hub Connect: Powered by the SomerPromise, this database provides a list of local social services geared toward supporting Somerville families and students.
  • Somerville Museum
  • Somerville Old House Organization