Community Resources

City of Somerville

City of Somerville website

Somerville Municipal Code of Ordinances and Zoning Ordinances

Demographic Statistical Atlas of Somerville. This site provides in-depth statistical data and analysis for Somerville (and all of the United States). Get high-level overviews for the entire country, then drill down through 10+ map levels, down to the individual block. 

Somerville on Wikipedia


Somerville Public Schools. Find information about city schools, staff, and programs; what's on the breakfast or lunch menu, how to enroll, information about home learning, food resources for families and more. Subscribe to the Somerville Public Schools Connections Newsletter.

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Also see our Community Resources for Parents page.

Community News

Scout Somerville. Feature-focused, hyperlocal, bimonthly magazine.

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. Or, 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 2020. “Chance” is the theme for 2020 - a celebration of all things unexpected, unplanned, fluky and fortuitous. 

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.

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 Chorus. Non-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 Forum. Discussion and resources pertaining to land use, real estate development, transportation infrastructure, public health, and housing affordability in Somerville. 

Somerville Housing Authority

Somerville Museum

Somerville Old House Organization

Volunteer Opportunities in and around Somerville