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City Unveils New Notification System for Street Sweeping, Which Begins Monday

It's April, which means it's time to start moving your car for street weeping. The city has a new email notification system to remind residents to move their cars.

The following is from the city of Somerville:

STREET SWEEPING RESUMES APRIL 2nd

Somerville Street Sweeping Regulations in Effect April 2nd through December 31st; New “Somerville Sweeper” system announced for Somerville residents.

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Traffic and Parking Department remind all residents that regular street sweeping schedules will resume beginning Monday, April 2nd and continue through December 31st 2012.

On designated street sweeping days, vehicles must be moved to one side of the street, as noted on signs posted on each street. The penalty for not complying with street sweeping parking regulations is a $50 fine. Mayor Curtatone also announced that for the first time, Somerville residents may sign up to receive automatic alerts through a “Somerville Sweeper” service. The new email notification system was developed by the City’s IT Department after some residents complained that the long-established Boston Sweeper service was not sufficiently accurate. “Ultimately, residents are responsible for following the rules as posted on their streets,” said Curtatone. ”But Somerville Sweeper should be a helpful reminder. Residents may sign up by visiting www.somervillema.gov/sweeper, or by calling 311.

For more information regarding street sweeping procedures, please call the city’s 311 constituent service line or visit the City’s Traffic and Parking website, www.parksomerville.com.

Cynthia Conrod Finney April 01, 2012 at 04:48 PM
The streets I park on are "not found"!
Ron Newman April 02, 2012 at 12:44 PM
What streets are those?
Jeff Levine April 02, 2012 at 11:48 PM
They seem to have fixed it so more streets are found now. The problem is that its actually less useful than the Boston version- it still makes YOU decide which warnings to sign up for rather than adding them automatically based on the street you choose. The emails (I just got my first) tell you that one of your street sides will be cleaned the next day but doesn't seem to tell you which one, leaving me to have to go look it up.
kevin thomas crowley April 03, 2012 at 10:10 AM
this a much appreciated program. i hope it works.
marvinsmith September 10, 2012 at 08:18 AM
Cleaning is independent of time, anyone may clean his living place anytime. Prefer your free time for cleaning. During this time after removing all the dirt you feel good and consider yourself lucky. street flushing - http://www.theroadcleaners.com/street_flushing

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