Johnson Roberts Associates 15 Rev Nazareno Properzi Way, Somerville, MA02143 Johnson Roberts Associates is an architectural firm. The firm helps clients through initial design and into…More master planning and construction. The company's portfolio includes public libraries, town offices, public safety facilities, court houses, college and university facilities, churches and historic preservations.
Tufts University generously shares this triangle of land with the public—and we the public make good and full…More use of it. Pointing at Powder House Circle like an arrow, the grounds are simply a wide open green space. Maples and evergreens line the edges as does a chain-link fence. The only "structure" is a single steel trash can.
But on weekends the field fills with young children's soccer teams that bring their own nets. At other times, sunbathers, casual soccer skirmishes and Frisbee fans sprout up. Others simply come to play catch. Though formerly an unofficial dog park, where owners met to let their dogs off-leash, dogs are no longer allowed.
Heimarck & Foglia LLC 33 1/2 Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 Heimarck & Foglia LLC, consists of experienced landscape architects focused on providing custom projects to fit the…More unique needs of its clients. This business is SOMWBA-certified in landscape architecture. Heimarck & Foglia LLC, resume includes housing and residential, institutional and campus, public and civic projects. Be sure to call the number provided for more information on the services offered or to schedule an appointment.
Founded in 1992, this nonprofit supports Haitian immigrants by connecting them to social, medical and legal services,…More as well as educational opportunities. With the support of volunteer tutors, clients are offered literacy, citizenship and English language classes and training in small business setup and computer skills. The coalition also assists clients in their search for housing or elder care, and youths struggling to adapt to a new culture are provided with a range of support. Meanwhile, special projects direct aid to residents of Haiti.
The Haitian Coalition also operates the Community Computer Center located at the Clarendon Hill Housing Development, which provides computer access and training to all residents of Clarendon and the public. Volunteers are welcome to help in many ways including as ESL, computer and homework tutors.
Trum Field Broadway & Cedar St, Somerville, MA02145
That all-American sound—the crack of a bat sending a baseball into outfield—has been ringing out at…More Trum Field since its founding in 1903. But since a 2008 renovation, the dozens of little league and school teams that play here have done so in a much spiffier setting. Gorgeous real turf spans the 4.8-acre complex, which is home to two baseball diamonds, basketball courts and spacious bleachers. Like a crown, the new Marshall Sloane Field House sits before it all. It's arching roof creates shade for performers at community events, and below it houses clean restrooms. New landscaping and benches along Broadway transformed what was once just a chain-link fence into appealing public space.
In addition to providing much needed field space for local and student athletes, the field is also used for City events including the annual July 4th Fireworks.
The Mystic Learning Center strives to " improve the lives of low-income children and…More families living at the Mystic Public Housing Development."
Offering an after school program as well as basketball and soccer leagues and a Teen Choice Club, the center has activites for all school-age children. Located on the first floor of the Mystic Activity Center, "children participate in reading, math, nature studies, crafts, game groups and computer" activites throughout the year. Offering family trips, picnics and summer camps, the center also holds fundraising events throughout the year.
Housed in a yellow Victorian on College Ave., Havurat Shalom is an egalitarian Jewish community that is not…More affiliated with the reform, reconstructionist, conservative or orthodox movements of Judaism. In their own description, "The Havurah tends to be hard to label."
Services are led by members and they describe them so: "The singing is spirited, the prayer is focused, and the Torah discussions are thought provoking. Services often include extra readings, discussion, meditation, and other creative additions. We read from the Torah on Shabbat mornings." Twice monthly, Shabbat services are followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner.
A strong emphasis is placed on social justice, with members working to address issues such as homelessness and disability rights. Services, talks, classes and social gatherings fill their busy calendar. Newcomers are welcome, and High Holiday services are free and open to the public.
Its origins date back to the 1920s when the building housed the Somerville Historical Society's art collections, but…More this location officially became the Somerville Museum in 1988 after generous donations allowed for renovations.
The Somerville Museum is the only community-based and member-supported institution of it's kind in Somerville. Not unlike the Somerville Open Studios (SOS) project, which the museum participates in every year, the space is designed to be a reflection of this community's diversity. Exhibits range from work by local visual artists to historical presentations in a community context and coolaborative efforts with the Somerville Public Schools.
Additionally, the museum serves as a meeting place for cultural organizations and has hosted musical performances.
Somerville Museum encourages people to bring their creative/research ideas to the table for possible exhibit, even if they have no prior experience curating for museums. Please visit the Community Curatorial Program page of the museum's website for more information.
When Charles Tufts donated the land around Walnut Hill in 1852, he envisioned a "Light on the Hill." A century and a…More half later, his vision seems to have come to fruition, as those few windswept acres now hold one of the nation's premier universities. With 10 schools ranging from the undergraduate college to the prestigious Fletcher School of International Relations, Tufts has certainly flourished from its humble roots.
Though famous for its elite international-relations program, Tufts is more than esoteric foreign languages and future diplomats. Tufts holds several championship titles across its division, NESCAC. Its on-campus dining facility is ranked among the top three in the nation (usually losing out only to culinary schools), and its study-abroad program is consistently ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Community resources: The university also offers many perks for area residents. Their Tufts Neighbors web page includes a calendar of arts, culture, and sports events, as well as lectures, that are all open to the public. They've made room on their campus for a public community garden, a playground, and the Tufts Playing Field park. Students volunteer in the community, and each year school staff donate to the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund, which supports programs in their host towns of Somerville, Medford, Grafton and Boston's Chinatown. Residents may use the school's library resources on site (but books may not be checked out). And watch for Community Day each fall. At this on-campus festival, residents are treated to live music and dance as well as school tours and good eats.
Fun fact: After a generous donation from P.T. Barnum early in the school's life, Jumbo the elephant (allegedly Dumbo's friend) became Tufts' mascot, and his visage can be found all over the hilly campus.