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Somerville, MA

Leadership: 

City

  • Mayor: Joseph Curtatone
  • Board of Aldermen President: William A. White, Jr.
    • The Board of Aldermen has 11 elected members
  • Governor: Charlie Baker

School

  • School Governance Structure: The School Committee consists of 7 members elected by ward every two years (on the odd years). The Mayor and the Board of Aldermen President are ex-officio members with full voting rights.
  • Chief State School Officer: Mitchell D. Chester
  • Superintendent: Mary Skipper
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association President: Barbara Madeloni

Health

  • Director of Health and Human Services: Doug Kress
  • SEIU United Healthcare East Vice President: Tyrek D. Lee, Sr.

Community Data: 

Crime Rate Data (according to Neighborhood Scout’s 2014 data):

  • 2.71 annual violent crimes per 1,000 residents
  • 15.7 annual property crimes per 1,000 residents
  • Crime Index of 43* (safer than 43% of all cities in the U.S.)

Primary Health Care Organizations:

  • Cambridge Health Alliance

*The FBI UCI data for Massachusetts (2014) shows that Somerville appears to be safer than 66% of Massachusetts cities with a population of at least 50,000.

Demographics: 

Work Update*: 

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