Somerville Road Runners 173 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 The Somerville Road Runners is a nonprofit running club that organizes workouts, group runs, charity fundraisers,…More cookouts, races and more. For membership information, visit the Somerville Road Runners website.
DiTucci's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Co. 170 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 DiTucci's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Company, a carpet cleaning service, has an office in Somerville. It's located…More on the corner of Highland Avenue and Benton Road.
The Somerville chapter of Kiwanis, a global volunteer organization, was founded in 1925. It has teamed up with the…More YMCA, Somerville Pop Warner Football and the Somerville Council on Aging on volunteer projects.
While the formal office is located on Broadway Street, meetings are usually held at Mt. Vernon, a restaurant down the road.
Somerville Auto Repair Inc. 453 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Somerville Auto Repair, a member of the ASE, specializes in repairs of both foreign and domestic vehicles. …More Somerville Auto Repair is experienced in repairing all types of cars, from luxury vehicles to trucks and other workhorses. Repairs are done quickly, and priority repairs can be arranged if you need to get back on the road quickly.
Parts and Crafts 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA02144 The Parts and Crafts Collective is a Somerville-based educational program offering classes, workshops, weekend events…More and open shop Mondays at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church on Powder House Road. Conceived as a "free schooling" experiment, the collective provides the resources, supervision and safe environment for self-directed and interactive arts, science and engineering learning. Visit the Parts and Crafts website for scheduling and rate information.
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.
Centro Presente 17 Innerbelt Rd, Somerville, MA02143 Centro Presente is an organization committed to fostering community development, civic engagement and self-sufficiency…More for the Central and South American immigrant population of Massachusetts. Through various campaigns and programs, Centro Presente fights for immigrant and worker's rights and economic and social justice. Centro Presente also offers adult education and youth programs, as well as legal services. Its offices are located on Inner Belt Road off Washington Street, just a few blocks from the Sullivan Square MBTA station. Visit cpresente.org for more information on the organization and their activities.
Somerville Homeless Coalition 1 Davis Sq, Somerville, MA02144 The Somerville Homeless Coalition is a private nonprofit organization tackling homelessness and hunger in Somerville and…More the surrounding communities. Started in 1985 as a community response to homelessness following the extension of the MBTA Red Line to Davis Square, the coalition first began with a six-bed shelter at a College Avenue church. More thana quarter century later, the Somerville Homeless Coalition has grown from six to 16 shelter beds, teamed up with one of the oldest food pantries in New England — Project SOUP — and now provides subsidized housing, case management and other services to more than 250 families and individuals. The coalition also hosts several charity events each year, including a 5K road race and a dinner in April.
Zipcar Highland Ave & Central St, Somerville, MA02143
Zipcar brought car sharing to Cambridge about 11 years ago and has since become the global market leader. Zipcar owns…More cars and respective parking spaces; you join, you reserve the car, you drive it, then you return it. The company has grown, in part, because its mission is about sustainability - fewer cars on the road for less time, less fuel emission permeating our air.
Additionally, Zipcar has won numerous awards and has its own iPhone app. The company has found a huge customer-base in crowded city environments where parking is a costly hassle. Car sharing forces people to think twice about when it's really necessary to use a car. Somerville is home to over a dozen Zipcars, parked throughout the city. The company has cars in 32 states, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The Somerville Fire Department's five fire stations are staffed by 152 full-time firefighters, of which roughly half…More are trained EMTs. Because they respond to both fire and medical emergencies, their entire fleet—which includes five fire engines, two ladder trucks and one tower ladder truck—is equipped with life support equipment such as defibrillators. The department is also equipped for special ops, hazmat ops and water rescue.
Stations are located in Winter Hill (266 Broadway), which also serves as their headquarters; Spring Hill (265 Highland Ave.), Union Square (255 Somerville Ave.), Teele Square (6 Newbury St.), and at the Lowell St. Station (corner of Lowell and Somerville Ave.). The Fire Prevention Office is located at the DPW at 1 Franey Road.
The all-volunteerSomerville Auxiliary Fire Department provides support for both City firefighters and police via three squads that provide lighting for emergencies, water pumping during flooding, and on-scene rehabilitation services.
Fire Department Office hours are Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Emergency services are, of course, 24/7.