ResiStat Neighborhood Meetings Begin This Week, Run Through May

The city asks that people take an online survey to help shape the agenda of the neighborhood meetings.

Editor's note: The following is from the city of Somerville:


SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Somerville Board of Aldermen invite residents to attend their local Spring 2012 ResiStat Community Meetings, a twice-yearly effort to share the latest City data and news directly with residents and gather their feedback.

Seven neighborhood meetings, one in each ward, will be held in the coming weeks starting Tuesday, April 24th. Mayor Curtatone, Ward and At-large Aldermen, Somerville Police and City staff will discuss issues important to residents-from the latest crime stats and upcoming neighborhood improvements to citywide initiatives including the Green Line Extension, to the City's new data-driven school initiative SomerPromise, the Urban Agriculture Initiative, and more. Light refreshments will be served at a meet-and-greet after each meeting, where residents can talk with City officials and their neighbors.

Residents are invited to help shape the meeting agendas by visiting the ResiStat website, www.somervilleresistat.blogspot.com, where they can take the Meeting Survey to propose topics for discussion. Residents may also call ResiStat Coordinator Denise Taylor at 617-625-6600 x2103.

Each meeting will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. followed by a meet-and-greet from 8 to 8:30 p.m.:

WARD 1: East Somerville, Assembly Square, Inner Belt
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
Cross St. Senior Center, 165 Broadway,
East Somerville (parking available in lot behind building).

WARD 4: Winter Hill, Ten Hills, Mystic View, Mystic River
Tuesday, May 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
115 Sycamore St. (use Medford St. entrance)

WARD 5: Magoun Square, NE Ball Square , Cedar & Lowell corridors, NW Porter Square
Monday, May 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
259 Lowell St., Third Floor Community Room

WARD 3: Union Square North, Prospect Hill, Spring Hill, Central Hill
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
, Highlander Café,
81 Highland Ave. (Gymnasium/Field House Entrance)

WARD 6: Greater Davis Square, SW Ball Square
Tuesday, May 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
31 College Ave. (next door to Ciampa Manor)

WARD 2: Union Square South, Somerville Ave. & Beacon St. corridors, Lincoln Park, Perry Park
Wednesday, May 30, 6:30-8 p.m.
Cafeteria, 290 Washington St.

WARD 7: Teele Square, West Somerville
To be announced

On rare occasions, a meeting must be rescheduled to allow officials to address unexpected or urgent matters. Residents should always check the ResiStat Calendar at www.somervilleresistat.blogspot.com to confirm date and time, or call 311 to confirm a scheduled meeting.

For more information, visit http://somervilleresistat.blogspot.com and click the "Meetings" tab, or contact Denise Taylor (email: dtaylor@somervillema.gov; tel. 617-625-6600 x 2103).


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