joe curtatone

Everything’s The Same, Everything’s Different

There are some 81,000 people living in Somerville’s 4.2 square miles of real estate, but there’s really just one you’re going to blame if our trash isn’t picked up or the roads aren’t plowed: the mayor.   Since 1872, 35 people have held that office. The current occupant, Mayor Joe Curtatone, is the city’s longest-serving […]


Pay-by-Phone Parking App Comes to Somerville

Earlier this month, Mayor Joe Curtatone announced that Somerville was teaming up with Parkmobile to introduce an app far more useful than Facebook and far less annoying than Foursquare: a parking app that would let drivers forego quarters and pay by their phone on meters throughout the city.


What’s New?: Happiness in an iPhone app

Can an app really measure happiness, let alone tell you ways in which you could be more happy tailored to your own unique lifestyle? A new program in development by the H(app)athon Project is plotting to do just that, and the group has partnered with Somerville to test it out this fall. In 2011, the […]