Science Research Laboratory 15 Ward St, Somerville, MA02143 Science Research Laboratory performs technological research and development of commercial products for the federal…More government. These technological products include high-power neutron source drivers and soft x-ray sources for next-generation lithography. These were created first as government applications, then later turned to products for the commercial sector.
Khalsa Design Incorporated 17 Ivaloo St, Somerville, MA02143 Khalsa Design Incorporated is a prestigious design and architectural firm specializing in the design of affordable…More housing and government projects. This business has multiple in-house functions, such as mechanical and engineering, designed to meet the unique demands of its clients. Khalsa Design Incorporated provides renovation and adaptive re-use of historical structures. Call the number provided to schedule an appointment.
Spectrum Media 697 Broadway, Somerville, MA02144 Founded in 1970, this media and production consulting firm is just on the edge of Ball Square, right before Winter…More Hill's precipitous climb. This firm specializes in documentary and educational videos in developing countries. Partnered with NGOs, government agencies and private donor organizations, Spectrum works to solve communication problems all over the world.
HKT Architects 35 Medford St, Somerville, MA02143 HKT is a longstanding, full-service firm of architectural planners and designers. This business specializes in the…More design and construction of various work and living spaces. HKT Architects clients include government and private entities such as municipal schools and medical facilities.
Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) 55 Evergreen Ave, Somerville, MA02145 The Office of Sustainability and Environment's main goal is to improve and reduce Somerville's environmental…More footprint, while striving to develop cost-effective and practical strategies for doing so. It is committed to reducing the City's energy costs and promoting environmentally sound government policies. Their web page is a valuable resource for a wide range of issues, from proper disposal of chemicals and dangerous household items to ordering recycling bins.
Alpha Weatherproofing Corp 25 Washington St, Somerville, MA02143 Alpha Weatherproofing Corp provides building repair and restoration service to the Boston and greater New England areas.…More The company also works on weather proofing, roofing and masonry projects for schools, government facilities, hotels, religious institutions, apartment building and other structures in the area. Alpha Weatherproofing Corp is affiliated with the Community Associations Institute, the International Concrete Repair Institute, Sealant Waterproofing Restoration and North East Roofing Contractors Association. Call for more information.
Moshe Safdie and Associates 100 Rev Nazareno Properzi Way, Somerville, MA02143 Moshe Safdie and Associates is an architectural firm based in Somerville, Mass., and with offices in Toronto and…More Jerusalem. The firm is headed by Moshe Safdie. The firm offers its services to a variety of clients including government, residential and educational entities. Past projects include the Eleanor Roosevelt College campus, the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library and the National Gallery of Canada.
Healthy Tomorrow/Sini Sanuman 14 William St, Somerville, MA02144 Sini Sanuman is dedicated to stopping excision, better known as female genital mutilation (FGM) in Mali and across the…More globe. Sini spreads their message via song and dance throughout Mali and nine other West African nations. With 45 partner groups, Sini has accumulated a 30,000-signature-strong petition urging the Mali government to end the practice. Founded in 2002 in Bamako, Sini Sanuman is aided stateside by partners Healthy Tomorrow in Somerville. Six villages and over 100 former excisers have given up the practice under pressure from Sini Sanuman/Healthy Tomorrow. This location is a mailing address only.
Friends of the Community Path is a local group dedicated to the extension of mixed-use paths through Somerville to…More the Charles River. The group is advocating for the current path, reaching from Davis Square to Cedar Street, to be extended 2.5 miles east, thus linking the Alewife Linear Park, and the 13-mile long Minuteman Bikeway to the 17-mile long Charles River Paths by way of Somerville.
In conjunction with the City and several other local organizations, such as STEP, the Somerville Bicycle Committee, and Shape-Up Somerville, Friends of the Community Path helps to raise funds and awareness of the project, gathers local feedback and communicates with government and transportation leaders to try to move the path extension forward.
The Friends of the Community Path see "the possibility of synergy between the bike path and public transit" according to Spokeswoman Lynn Weissman, and hope for the construction to be included in the State's plans for the Green Line Extension.
The Somerville Chamber of Commerce has "served the membership while enhancing Somerville's quality of life" since…More 1946. Implementing an array of initiatives, including face-to-face networking meetings, a growing electronic presence that connects people to clients, vendors and information, as well as having a hand in local and city government, President and CEO Stephen Mackey is always looking to improve the business experience. Holding events such as question and answer sessions with the Mayor, an annual golf tournament and an Octoberfest, the establishment is currently involved in improving infrastructure by trying to lure the Orange and Green Lines of the MBTA to Somerville.
The chamber is always looking to expand its membership, for which the only prerequisite is doing business in Somerville. Communicating with the members, city officials and the media—and by issuing a weekly newsletter—the chamber is constantly getting involved in new areas. Consult the website for details.
Feeling lonely? Sign up for the city's CTY Connect calls and the phone will start ringing again.
As just one…More of many responsibilities, the Communications Department makes pre-recorded robocalls via CTY Connect to let residents know about emergencies, safety alerts, community events and road closures. These helpful calls will make sure you never miss the fireworks or get stuck behind a City road crew again. And for some, all those calls may make you feel like you've found a new friend.
In all seriousness though, a direct line from the City to residents to report criminal activity and other safety concerns (such as drinking water contamination) is something every resident should have. Sign up on their web page.
The department also manages the City's Educational Channel (Channel 15) and Government Channel (Channel 16), oversees the City's website content, handles city press relations and works to facilitate interdepartmental communication and major communications initiatives such as the City's 311 number.
This alternative high school's stated mission is "to meet the special academic, social, emotional, and…More behavioral needs of adolescents who, for many reasons, have experienced failure in the traditional mainstream educational system in Somerville." Their aim is to fully prepare students either for college or for employment.
Individual educational plans as well as integrated learning are used and teaching takes places at each student's own pace. Strong emphasis is placed on counseling and participation in student government.
Founded in 1972, Next Wave is located at the Edgerly Education Center on Bonair St. The building has no outdoor recreational space, so activities are held at nearby Foss Park. Outreach to parents is considered essential and frequent phone contact, conferences, a quarterly parents' night and a monthly Parent Group and Dinner aid this goal. Principal David Willey leads the school.
Of note: A 2009 evaluation of the school funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, found that, "The interventions and services at the School constitute a powerful set of approaches to drop-out prevention and credit recovery" ... and "should be considered as a model for other schools"
School stats and test scores can be found here and on the school web page.