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Wedgwood-Crane & Connolly Insurance Agency Inc.
19 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
Since 1886, Wedgwood-Crane & Connolly Insurance Agency has been providing insurance services to SomervilleMore residents. Agents make sure clients have the right coverage that fits their budget and background. They specialize in auto, home, commercial and life insurance.
Family Dollar Store
622 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
The products offered by the West Somerville branch of national chain Family Dollar Store are as varied as the prices areMore low. Selling eveything from food to toys  to household goods at a discount, the shop peddles brand name items for the family on a budget.
Community Enterprises Somerville Service Office
561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA 02143
Community Enterprises is a non-profit committed to providing vocational opportunities and self-determination support toMore people with disabilities. The origanization's main office employs approximately 250 people and serves an average of 1,500 individuals with its $17 million budget. The agency was founded and incorporated in 1975; the Somerville office has been open since 2001.
Friends of the Somerville Library
79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
The Friends of the Somerville Library is a non-profit community organization that works to expand the resourcesMore available to the library system. The Friends of the Somerville Library sponsor programs including musical performances and author readings and host a book sale twice a year. Funds raised by the Friends also provide the library with resources and services beyond the library's allotted budget. Annual meetings organized by the board allow members to meet with the Library Director to discuss needs and goals, to monitor funds and to elect officers. 
Apartment Rental Experts
18 College Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

Agents at Apartment Rental Experts are self-proclaimed “experts of the red line.” This agency specializesMore in renting apartments in the Somerville-Cambridge area. This location, just a block away from the Davis Square T stop, is one of three in the area; the other offices are located in Central Square and Porter Square.

Apartment Rental Experts has been under the ownership of Dave Scott and Jay Wylie since 2003. They claim to have made the company into the go-to rental agencies for the Somerville-Cambridge area. With more than 30 employees, this company has the most rental agents of any other in the area. The Wylies also boast having the most apartments listed than any other company.

The goal of Apartment Rental Experts is to make the rental process easy and convenient for the client. Clients list the criteria they are looking for, and agents do their best to match these needs, which can be anything from a specific location (for example, near public transport or university), or simply within a budget (big or small).

Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Name any development, economic initiative or city improvement project, and the Mayor's Office of Strategic PlanningMore and Community Development (OSPCD) is sure to be involved in it. The Green Line Extension, Assembly Square and Shape Up Somerville are just a few of the initiatives and programs they play a central role in. In short, the over five dozen full- and part-time City employees who work in OSPCD's seven divisions are continually working to improve our City. The Department's divisions include:

  • Director's Office/Finance and Administration: They run the show, develop long-range plans for the city, plan the budget and oversee major projects.
  • Economic Development Division
  • Housing Division
  • Inspectional Services Division
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Parks and Open Space
Board of Aldermen
93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

The 11-member Board of Aldermen is Somerville's version of a city council. Members are elected for two-year terms andMore they gather at City Hall to vote on a number of City matters including the Mayor's budget. Want to know what they are up to? Visit their web page on the City's website, where their meeting agendas and minutes are posted and meetings are streamed live for online viewing. 

Four members serve at-large, meaning they are elected by residents from the entire city. Seven represent the city's seven wards and are elected only by residents of their ward. Currently, they include:

John M. "Jack" Connolly, President, At-Large

Rebekah L. Gewirtz, Vice President, Ward 6

Dennis M. Sullivan, At-Large

William A. "Bill" White Jr., At-Large

Bruce M. Desmond, At-Large

William W. Roche, Ward 1

Maryann M. Heuston, Ward 2

Thomas F. Taylor, Ward 3

Walter F. Pero, Ward 4

Sean T. O'Donovan, Ward 5

Robert C. "Bob" Trane, Ward 7