Think you’ve heard more planes overhead recently? You’re right. Data shows that takeoffs from runway 33L, which come up the Mystic River and then turn over Somerville and Cambridge, are way up. In 2006, 33L accounted for 7% of all takeoffs. Now it’s 24%, an increase of 243% year over year.
The City of Somerville is working to compile citizen complaints about aircraft noise with as much relevant data as possible. Residents experiencing noisy aircraft should call the city’s 311 Customer Service line by dialing 311 (617-666-3311 outside Somerville) or submit a complaint on the city’s web site.