City Of Cambridge

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The Goals of our City

Evaluate City expenditures with a view of maintaining a strong fiscal position and awareness of the impact on taxpayers.

Value and support the racial, socioeconomic, cultural and religious diversity of Cambridge.  Cambridge will continue to be a city that welcomes, values and respects people of all abilities.

Provide high quality services, including excellent customer service, effectively and efficiently and continually strive to update the public on city issues and services.

Provide high quality public safety services and maintain a high level of public confidence in these services.

Preserve and create affordable housing for low, moderate and middle-income residents.

Strengthen and support public education and other learning in Cambridge for the benefit of residents of all ages.

Foster community and support neighborhood vitality.  Support opportunities for citizens to know each other within their neighborhoods and across the city.

Promote a healthy environment by adopting environmentally sound and energy efficient practices throughout the community.

Promote the advantage of "doing business in Cambridge" and work to strengthen our mutually beneficial community partnerships with businesses and universities.  Highlight the unique benefits of Cambridge as a community in which to live and work; focus on transmitting the values and identity of Cambridge.


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Recent News

Cambridge Seeking Your Ideas for CPA Funding of Housing, Open Space and Historic Preservation Projects

Submit Project Ideas for Housing, Open Space and Historic PreservationCambridge, MA -- The Community Preservation Act (CPA) Committee will hold a public hearing Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m., in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massach…

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Cambridge Host Graduation Ceremonies For Students Of Community Learning Center, Cambridge Works Programs

Cambridge, MA – Last week, the City of Cambridge’s Community Learning Center and Cambridge Works Program celebrated student successes during two graduation ceremonies. Both programs are a part of the City’s Department of Human Servi…

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City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Station Usage Rates Now Based on Energy Consumption

Cambridge, MA, June 25, 2018 - The City of Cambridge announced today that the rate structure for use of City-owned Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations will change to more accurately and transparently reflect electricity consumption.Effective July…

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Fourth of July Holiday Closures and Service Information for City of Cambridge

Cambridge, MA -- In observance of the Fourth of July Holiday on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Cambridge city offices, libraries, and senior centers will be closed. Payments will not be required at City of Cambridge parking meters and parking meter pay stat…

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Cambridge Housing Authority Board Vacancy

Cambridge, MA – City Manager Louis DePasquale is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.  Established under state law in 1935, Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) provides long-term rental housing…

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City of Cambridge Seeks Participatory Budgeting Project Ideas

Idea collection phase runs from June 1 – July 31, 2018 Cambridge, MA, May 29, 2018 – Participatory Budgeting idea collection starts June 1. The City of Cambridge is once again seeking project ideas to help improve Cambridge as part of i…

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Cambridge Police Honors Officers at 16th Annual Awards Ceremony

Cambridge, Mass – Hundreds of friends, family members and city dignitaries gathered in the Kresge Auditorium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier this month to honor the admirable work conducted by sworn officers and personnel i…

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Cambridge Honors 2018 Fresh Pond Stewardship Award Recipients

Cambridge, MA - The 2018 Fresh Pond Stewardship awards ceremony hosted by the City of Cambridge on May 16 recognized retired Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi and retired city Recreation Director Paul Ryder for their environmental stewardship a…

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City of Cambridge Memorial Day Holiday Closures and Service Information, and Memorial Day Parade and Observance on May 28

Cambridge, MA, May 16, 2018 -- In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 28, 2018, Cambridge city offices, libraries, and senior centers will be closed.  Payments will not be required at City of Cambridge parking meters and parkin…

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2018 Outstanding City of Cambridge Employee Award Winners and Brian Murphy Award Winner Honored

Cambridge, Ma - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale and other city officials honored the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding City Employee Award and winner of the Brian Murphy award during a special ceremony on May 11.  The annual employee award rec…

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2018 City Scholarship Recipients Honored at Special Ceremony

Cambridge, Ma - The City of Cambridge hosted a special ceremony this week to honor the recipients of the 2018 City of Cambridge Scholarship.  This year, the city awarded 78 scholarships of $3,000 each for a total $234,000 to Cambridge high schoo…

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CPD and CDD Proudly Participate In Bay State Bike Week Events

This week is Bay State Bike Week and the Cambridge Police and Community Development Departments are once again leading or participating in a wide variety of initiatives and events intended to increase the safety of all people who walk, bicycle, drive…

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Cambridge City Manager Seeks Applicants for Public Planting Committee

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking Cambridge residents interested in serving on the city’s Committee on Public Planting. The Public Planting Committee is charged with the responsibility of promoting and improving th…

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Member Sought to fill Cambridge Public Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

Cambridge, MA- City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for the Cambridge Public Library.Library trustees are volunteer community representatives, library advocates, and leaders in the establishment of go…

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Members Sought for Cambridge’s Open Data Review Board

Cambridge, MA– Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking to fill a vacancy on Cambridge’s Open Data Review Board and is looking for representatives from public, private, academic, or nonprofit sectors with expertise in or rele…

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Hydrant Testing April 30-June 23 May Cause Temporary WaterDiscoloration

Cambridge, MA,2018 -- The Cambridge Water and Fire Departments will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and flow testing Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and dusk (when needed), from April 30 through June 2…

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Cambridge Launches 2018 Participatory Budgeting Cycle Volunteers Sought to Serve on PB Outreach Committee

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge will launch its fifth Participatory Budgeting (PB) cycle from June-December 2018. Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of the capital budge…

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2018 Outstanding City of Cambridge Employee Award Winners

Cambridge, MA,- City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding City Employee Award.  The annual award recognizes a select number of employees for superior performance, positive attitude, hard work …

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Cambridge Residents Sought for Board Vacancy on Cambridge Human Rights Commission

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking a resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission. The Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC) seeks Cambridge residents representing the diversity of Cambridge. C…

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City of Cambridge Celebrates “Arbor Week” April 23-27

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Join the Department of Public Works to celebrate “Arbor Week” in the City.  This special week is focused on activities and information to promote Cambridge’s Urban Forest and runs from Monday, April 23 through…

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Cambridge City Officials Help Kickoff Curbside Composting Citywide

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge city officials joined staff from the Public Works Department and a resident of the Tuesday trash, recycling, and compost collection route to celebrate the expansion of curbside compost pickup to all 1-12 unit buildings in th…

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Information Sessions on Cambridge’s NewShort-Term Rental Law

Cambridge, MA-- The Cambridge City Council adopted a Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance (#1397) which went in effect on April 1, 2018 and regulates the rental of property for transient housing (stays up to 30 days). Cambridge residents who meet eligib…

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City of Cambridge Closures, Observances, and Services forPatriots' Day Holiday April 16, 2018

Cambridge, MA- In observance of the Patriots’ Day Holiday on Monday, Apr. 16, Cambridge city offices and libraries will be closed, payments will not be required at City of Cambridge parking meters and parking meter pay stations, and there will …

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Corporal Russell E. Hoyt Field WWI Centennial Re-Dedication Ceremony on April 12, 2018

Cambridge, MA -- As part of a series of events to honor the Centennial year of WWI (1918), the City of Cambridge Veterans’ Services Department, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office, City Manager's Office, Military Order of the Purple Heart,…

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Cambridge Emergency Communications Department Recognizes Employees During National Telecommunicators Week

In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week in April as National Telecommunicators Week, in honor of the emergency telecommunications dispatchers who field 911 calls around the country. In the years since, the event has spread to every corner of the…

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MBTA Harvard and Central Elevator Replacement Advisories

Elevators to be out of service beginning April 2Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is sharing the following information from the MBTA about service advisories for the Harvard and Central square MBTA Station elevators.Beginning April 2, 2018 and l…

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Street Cleaning and Yard Waste Pickup to Resume, CompostCollection to Begin in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –  – As the 2018 spring season approaches, several Public Works services are scheduled to resume and/or begin in Cambridge.Street Cleaning:Public Works mechanically sweeps each street in Cambridge once per month, Apr…

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Central Square Advisory Committee Vacancy

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Central Square Advisory Committee. This committee helps review all major development actions in the Central Square Overlay District and monitors progress of the non-…

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Danehy Park Field St. Parking Lot

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 9am to 1pm in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park.Proper disposal of materials helps protect public health and th…

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Cambridge to Expand Curbside Composting Citywide in April

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The City of Cambridge is taking its successful curbside composting pilot citywide beginning in April.  Residents in 1-12 unit buildings will receive composting material deliveries beginning March 26 and compost pickup will …

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City of Cambridge Lifts Snow Emergency Parking Ban

Ban lifted as of 8 A.M. on Wednesday, March 14; City Buildings open on WednesdayCambridge, MA— The Snow Emergency Parking Ban in effect will be lifted in the City of Cambridge as of 8 A.M. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Tow operations will conti…

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City of Cambridge Snow Emergency Parking Ban in Effect at 11 P.M.on Monday, March 12, 2018

Ban goes into effect at 11 P.M. on Monday, March 12, 2018 Cambridge, MA — A Snow Emergency Parking Ban will go into effect in the City of Cambridge beginning at 11 P.M. on Monday, March 12, 2018. Vehicles parked on streets that are signed …

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Member Sought for Cambridge Police Review and Advisory Board

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Louis DePasquale is seeking Cambridge residents interested in serving on the Police Review & Advisory Board. Made up of volunteer members who serve five-year terms, the Board generally meets on the last Wednesday of …

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Nominations Sought for Outstanding City of Cambridge Employee Awards

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking nominations for the 2018 Outstanding City Employee Awards program which recognizes employees for exemplary performance and contributions that go above and beyond job requirements.&…

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Cambridge Awarded AAA Ratings from Nation's Three Major Credit Rating Agencies

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge has retained its noteworthy distinction of being one of approximately 33 municipalities in the U.S. to earn AAA ratings from each of the nation's three major credit rating agencies. Each year since 1999, the Cit…

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Participants Sought for Cambridge Works Transitional Jobs Program

 Cambridge, MA - Are you a Cambridge resident, age 18–35, without a college degree, looking for a full-time job? If so, Cambridge Works might be able to help if you’ve had difficulty finding jobs due to limited work experience, gaps …

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City Announces Second Minibond Issuance, Invites Residents to Directly Invest in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge residents will once again have the chance to invest directly in Cambridge infrastructure by purchasing minibonds. The City expects to sell up to $2.5 million of minibonds in its second minibond sale, which will take place fr…

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Cambridge Announces Vacancies on Central Square Advisory Committee and Human Services Commission

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking to fill vacancies on the Central Square Advisory Committee and the Human Services Commission.  The Central Square Advisory Committee helps review all major development actions in the C…

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Members Sought for Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee

The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change policy and implementation related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pre…

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City of Cambridge Scholarship Applications Now Available

Cambridge, MA - Applications for the 2018 City of Cambridge Scholarship  program are currently being accepted. The City Scholarship fund provides financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education. Through th…

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Municipal Service Written Examination for Firefighters is on March 24th. and Candidate Open House is on January 23, 2018

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is currently recruiting applicants to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Competitive Municipal Service Written Examination for Firefighters on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The early application deadline is…

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Cambridge Arborist David Lefcourt Named Tree Warden of the Year

Cambridge, MA -- David Lefcourt, City of Cambridge Arborist, received the Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association’s 17th annual Seth H. Swift Tree Warden of the Year award at the association’s 105th annual confe…

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Cambridge City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Jan 15, 2018. Trash and Recycling Pick-Up One Day Behind

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 15, Cambridge city offices, including all library locations, will be closed and there will be no trash or recycling pickup.  The daily pickup routes will be one day behind sc…

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City of Cambridge Declares Snow Emergency Parking Ban

Cambridge, MA - A Snow Emergency Parking Ban will go into effect in the City of Cambridge beginning at 6 A.M. on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Vehicles parked on streets that are signed “No Parking during a Snow Emergency” will be ticketed a…

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Information About City Services Holiday Season 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Ma – The following contains information about City services this holiday season. During the week of December 18th, trash and recycling collection will be performed on a regular schedule.  During the week of December 25th, there…

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Cambridge Announces Participatory Budgeting Winning Projects

Residents voted on how to spend $800,000 to improve CambridgeCambridge, MA -- The results are in for the fourth Participatory Budget (PB) Process. Over 6,778 Cambridge residents age 12 and older voted to decide how to spend $800,000 on capital projec…

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City of Cambridge Seeks Members for Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking applicants to serve on a new task force that will advise and provide guidance and feedback to a project team charged with developing a comprehensive Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP). The UFM…

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Cambridge Secures Grant to Test Bus Rapid Transit Features

Cambridge, MA – The City of Cambridge announced earlier this week that the Barr Foundation, as part of its BostonBRT initiative, has awarded the community a grant to conduct a pilot project testing bus rapid transit (BRT) features in collaborat…

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City of Cambridge Holiday Drives

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge Fire, Cambridge Police, and the City of Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity are organizing three holiday drives for those who may be alone during the holidays or need a helping hand. Cambridge Firefighter…

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Cambridge Recognized for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

CAMBRIDGE – On October 2017, the City of Cambridge was awarded a Bronze-level Community designation from SolSmart, a national program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy that provides recognition and technical assistance to help local go…

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City of Cambridge Wins ‘Deal of the Year’ Finalist Honors for 2017 Minibonds

Cambridge, Ma - The City of Cambridge has been awarded the 2017 “Deal of the Year” by The Bond Buyer in the non-traditional financing category. The annual Deal of the Year Awards recognize innovation in municipal finance and attract submi…

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New Advisory Committee Will Bring Energy and Expertise to Help Lift Up STEAM Education

Cambridge, MA -- On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in Central Square, Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale and Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Salim convened the first meeting of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Advisory…

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DPW Service Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

CAMBRIDGE, Ma – City of Cambridge offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be no trash/recycling pickup or street cleaning in Cambridge on Thursday only…

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Cambridge Celebrates 'America Recycles Day'

Activities to be held throughout week of November 13, 2017Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is joining thousands of communities across the U.S. to celebrate America Recycles Day on Wednesday, November 15, with an event at Cambridge City Hall. Th…

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DPW Service Schedule for Veterans Day

Trash and recycling daily pickup routes delayed one dayCambridge, MA -- In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 10th, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning on Friday, November 10th.The trash and recy…

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City of Cambridge Set to Mark Affordable Housing Milestone

CAMBRIDGE, Ma – In November the City of Cambridge will approve its 1000th inclusionary housing unit, marking a significant milestone in the City’s efforts to create new affordable housing. Inclusionary housing, which requires developers …

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Mayor's Disaster Relief Fund for Puerto Rico Accepting Donations

Cambridge, MA - In response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, Mayor E. Denise Simmons and the City of Cambridge have established a relief effort through the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund. Financial donations to this fund will support th…

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City of Cambridge to Hold First Servicemembers and Veterans Appreciation Week

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge will hold its first Servicemembers and Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 6-11, 2017. Activities on select days of the week will include, acupuncture, guided meditation, fitness and nutrition tips, health checkups, …

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City of Cambridge Announces Food Truck Pilot

The City of Cambridge is currently accepting applications from food truck operators for its Food Truck Pilot, which will bring a variety of food trucks to locations in Central Square, Cambridgeport, Kendall Square, and North Point Park. The applicati…

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Members Sought for Cambridge Council on Aging Board

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking individuals to serve on the Cambridge Council on Aging Board and help advocate for important senior issues. Applicants must be age 60 or older and a Cambridge resident.The purpose of the Cou…

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Solar Projects to Generate 5.7 Megawatt Hours of Solar Electricity for City of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Nearly nine acres of rooftop solar arrays in Boston’s Seaport District are helping the City of Cambridge save money on its energy bill, despite being located outside of the city. These two installations, along with a thi…

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Member Sought for Cambridge Planning Board Vacancy

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board. Planning Board members must be residents of the city; and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encour…

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City of Cambridge Peace Commission Vacancies

Cambridge, MA – City Manager Louis DePasquale is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Cambridge Peace Commission. Composed of up to 20 members who serve three-year terms and represent the socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic diversity …

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City of Cambridge Parking Payment App Expands to Central Square

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – The City of Cambridge today announced the expansion of the Passport parking app to the Central Square area as a way for drivers to pay for metered parking.Beginning on September 25, visitors to Central Square will be able to u…

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City of Cambridge to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day

On Friday, September 15,2017 over 50 local businesses, City departments, and nonprofit organizations will participate in the City of Cambridge’s 6th annual PARK(ing) Day celebration, turning metered parking spaces into temporary parks and activ…

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Members Sought for Cambridge Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity Application Deadline September 21, 2017

Cambridge, MA – Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking residents and members of the Cambridge community (including private sector, municipal employees, business owners, students and others) interested in serving on the Citizens&r…

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DPW Service Schedule for Labor Day Holiday

CAMBRIDGE, Ma – In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 4, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.The trash and recycling daily pickup routes will be one day behind schedule for the re…

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City of Cambridge Receives $250,000 Grant to Reduce Energy Use

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Green Communities Division has awarded a $250,000 grant to the City of Cambridge to implement changes that will reduce municipal energy use. This money will fund …

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First Literacy Awards Scholarships to Community Learning Center Graduates

Cambridge, MA- An overflow crowd filled the Eagle Room at Boston City Hall for First Literacy’s annual scholarship award ceremony. Among the 21 scholarship recipients were four graduates of the Cambridge Community Learning Center’s Bridge…

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City of Cambridge Parking Meter Rate Set to Increase

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Beginning the week of July 24, 2017, the baseline rate for most parking meters in the City of Cambridge will begin to increase to $1.25 per hour. At the same time, meter rates in Harvard Square will be set at $1.50 per hour ba…

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Cambridge City Manager Announces New Police Commissioner

CAMBRIDGE, Ma – City Manager Louis A. DePasquale today announced that Branville G. Bard, Jr. has been selected as Cambridge’s Police Commissioner.  “I am pleased to appoint Mr. Bard as our next Police Commissioner. He has a p…

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City Manager Seeks Members for Vacancies on the Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge City Manager Louis DePasquale is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship (CIRC).The Commission consists of 11 volunteer members, who are appointed by the City Man…

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Members Sought for Historic and Neighborhood Conservation District Commissions

Cambridge, MA-- The Cambridge City Manager is seeking to fill vacancies for members and alternate members on the Cambridge Historical Commission, Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Commission, Half Crown-Marsh NCD Commission and Mid C…

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City of Cambridge Releases Comprehensive Housing Profile

The City of Cambridge has released a Housing Profile report detailing cost, availability, and affordability trends as well as demographic and economic drivers related to theCambridge housing market through 2016. Incorporating data from a wide range o…

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Cambridge Works Celebrates 18th Graduating Class

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge Works, the city’s transitional jobs program for younger residents (age 18-35) who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its 18th graduating class during a special ceremony June 29 at Cambridge Public …

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Cambridge Announces Finalist for Police Commissioner

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge today announced Branville G. Bard, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA as the finalist in the search process for a new Police Commissioner. In January, the City engaged the services of the Police Executive Research Forum (P…

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Mass Avenue will be Closed to Traffic but Open for Dancing on June 30, 2017

Cambridge, MA - Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Massachusetts Avenue in front of Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave.) for the City’s 20th Annual Dance Party.  The portion of Mass. Ave., between…

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Cambridge Launching Fourth Participatory Budgeting Cycle June 1, 2017

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge is launching its fourth annual Participatory Budgeting cycle in which community members will decide how to spend $800,000 – an additional $100,000 over FY17 – on one-time capital projects to improve C…

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City of Cambridge Awards Record $210,000 in Scholarships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., – The City of Cambridge on Monday, May 15, 2017, hosted a special ceremony to honor the recipients of the 2017 City of Cambridge Scholarship.  This year, the City awarded a record $210,000 in scholarships to 84 Cambridge …

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Member Sought to Fill Vacancies on Central Square and Harvard Square Advisory Committees

Cambridge, MA,  - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking to fill vacancies on the Central Square and the Harvard Square Advisory Committees.Central Square Advisory CommitteeThe Central Square Advisory Committee works to review all major develop…

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Cambridge Launches 2017 Participatory Budgeting Cycle

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge will launch its fourth Participatory Budgeting (PB) cycle from June-December 2017. Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.F…

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2017 Outstanding City of Cambridge Employee Award Recipients

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding City Employee Award.  The annual award recognizes a select number of employees for superior performance, positive attitude, hard work and …

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City Manager Seeks Individuals for Harvard Square Conservation District Study Committee

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking individuals who are interested in the future of Harvard Square to serve on a committee being appointed to conduct a study of possible amendments to the Harvard Square Conservation District. …

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City of Cambridge Seeking Membership Applications for Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Advisory Committees

Cambridge, MA – City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking persons interested in serving on the city’s Bicycle, Pedestrian or Transit Advisory Committees. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings as well as review materials and engage in …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

CAMBRIDGE, Ma – The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, April 8th, from 9am to 1pm in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park.Due to work in the area, Birch Street will be switched to a one-wa…

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City of Cambridge Declares Snow Emergency Parking Ban March 14, 2017

Cambridge, MA — The Snow Emergency Parking Ban in effect will be lifted in the City of Cambridge as of 7 A.M. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Tow operations will continue until the ban is lifted. Residents parked in one of the City’s Snow Emergency…

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City of Cambridge Declares Snow Emergency Parking Ban

Ban goes into effect at 7 A.M. on March 14, 2017; Trash and Recycling Pickup CancelledCambridge, MA -- A Snow Emergency Parking Ban will go into effect in the City of Cambridge beginning at 7 A.M. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Vehicles parked on street…

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Cambridge Announces Public Forums on Police Commissioner Search

Cambridge, MA - The search process for hiring a new Police Commissioner in the City of Cambridge is underway. City Manager Louis A. DePasquale has hired the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington, DC based non-profit that over the past …

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City of Cambridge Lifts Snow Emergency Parking Ban February 13, 2017

 Cambridge, MA — The Snow Emergency Parking Ban in effect will be lifted in the City of Cambridge as of 10 A.M. on Monday, February 13, 2017. Tow operations will continue until the ban is lifted. Residents parked in one of the City’s Snow Emerge…

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City of Cambridge Lifts Snow Emergency Parking Ban, February 9, 2017

Cambridge, MA — The Snow Emergency Parking Ban in effect will be lifted in the City of Cambridge as of 7 A.M. on Friday, February 10, 2017. Tow operations will continue until the ban is lifted. Residents parked in one of the City’s Snow Emergency…

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Members Sought for New Community Benefits Advisory Committee

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking volunteers to serve on a new Community Benefits Advisory Committee. This Committee will make recommendations to the City Manager for approval and the award of grant agreements with nonprofit…

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City of Cambridge and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Enter Community Compact

Cambridge, MA - On Monday, January 30, the City of Cambridge will enter into a Community Compact with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during a signing ceremony with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor E. Denise Simmons, and City Manager Louis A. DePas…

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Members Sought to fill Vacancy on Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women. Commissioners support staff in their mission to create and promote programs that increase public awareness …

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Cambridge City Announces First Minibond Issuance, Invites Residents to Directly Invest

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is pleased to announce that it intends to offer Cambridge residents the chance to invest directly in Cambridge infrastructure by purchasing minibonds. Minibonds enable residents to earn tax-exempt interest and i…

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Members Sought for New City Manager’s Advisory Committee

Cambridge, MA, - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking volunteers to serve on the new City Manager’s Advisory Committee. Community input is a vital component of the decision making process in Cambridge and the City strives to engage and invol…

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City of Cambridge Affordable Rental and Homeownership InformationUpcoming Sessions

The Housing Division of the City of Cambridge Community Development Department will be holding Affordable Rental and Homeownership Information Sessions on the following dates:Thursday, January 5Cambridge Public Library, Community Room, 449 BroadwaySe…

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Members Sought for Cambridge GLBT Commission

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission.  Prospective Commissioners must either reside or work in Cambridge.The mission of the Commissi…

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Cambridge Announces Participatory Budgeting Community Vote Results

Cambridge, MA, - The results are in for the third Participatory Budget (PB) Process. Over 4,700 Cambridge residents age 12 and older voted to decide how to spend $700,000 on capital projects to improve the community - a 13% increase from last year.Pa…

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Parking Payment App Launches in Harvard Square

Passport app makes paying for parking easier in CambridgeCambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge on Dec 12th unveiled a new way for drivers to pay for metered parking.Visitors to Harvard Square can now use the Passport Parking App at all of the square…

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14 Families Displaced by December 3, 2016 Fire Receive Keys to New Housing in Cambridge

City Disperses more than $184,000 in First Week Following the FireCambridge, MA---On December 9, 2016, 14 families displaced by the December 3, 2016 fire in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood of Cambridge can receive keys to their new permanent h…

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Cambridge Disperses Over $87,000 Within Days of Fire

Residents displaced receive initial round of gift cards and checksCambridge, MA -- Over the past three days, the City of Cambridge has produced $64,200 in checks and provided $23,400 in gift cards for the families displaced by the December 3, 2016, f…

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City of Cambridge Schedules for Street Cleaning, Curbside Collections, and More for December-January

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The following contains information about City services this holiday season.December 12th-December 16th is the final week for Curbside Yard Waste Collection in Cambridge.  Set yard waste out by 7am on your regular collection day,…

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Speed Limit on City-Owned Streets Being Reduced to 25 MPH

Cambridge, MA, − On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the speed limit on City-owned streets in the City of Cambridge will be reduced to 25 Miles Per Hour (MPH), unless otherwise posted.  This is an important step towards improving the safety of everyone…

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Cambridge Human Services Commission Vacancy

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking Cambridge residents interested in volunteering to serve on the nine-member Human Services Commission.  The Commission advises the City Manager and the Assistant City Manager for Human Servi…

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Members Sought for Cambridge GLBT Commission

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission. Prospective Commissioners must either reside or work in Cambridge.The mission of the Commissio…

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Joint Statement from Cambridge City Manager and Mayor on Sanctuary City

The recent national political climate has generated considerable concern and anxiety on the part of many Cambridge residents, especially members of our immigrant communities. The City of Cambridge wants to clearly state to our community that it is co…

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Members Sought for Harvard Square Kiosk Working Group

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge is seeking volunteers to serve on a new Harvard Square Kiosk Working Group. This working group is being created to advise the City Manager on the vision for the programming, operation and governance of the Harvar…

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Expect Traffic Delays During Cambridge Half Marathon - November 13, 2016

Cambridge, MA---The first-ever Cambridge 13.1 mile Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 13, at 8 a.m.  This is the first time a race event of this size has ever been held in Cambridge and will result in significant traffic delays in partic…

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City of Cambridge Recycling Advisory Committee Vacancy

Cambridge, MA, - The City of Cambridge is seeking residents and local professionals interested in serving on the Advisory Committee on Environmentally Desirable Practices/Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) beginning January 2017. The RAC is a volunte…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy Deadline Extended

Cambridge, MA -- Acting Cambridge City Manager Lisa Peterson is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every mon…

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Cambridge Conservation Commission Member Sought

Cambridge, MA,- Acting City Manager Lisa Peterson is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Conservation Commission.The Conservation Commission is responsible for administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (W…

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Louis A. DePasquale Selected as Next Cambridge City Manager

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Cambridge City Council voted to make an offer of employment to Louis A. DePasquale as the next City Manager at a special meeting held on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Mr. DePasquale will succeed City Manager Richard C. Rossi who…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy

Cambridge, MA – Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month …

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Preliminary Screening Committee Announces City Manager Finalists

Cambridge, MA – On September 15,2016, City Councillor David P. Maher and City of Cambridge Personnel Director Sheila Keady Rawson, co-chairs of the Cambridge City Manager Preliminary Screening Committee (PSC), announced the names of the three final…

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Explore Cambridge During Cambridge Discovery Day

Cambridge, MA -- Discover Cambridge during a day of free tours and events celebrating the city’s history at various locations. Enjoy special tours by Park Service Rangers at Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site; exper…

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Cambridge to Host Citywide Domestic Violence Training Classes

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative and Transition House will be co-hosting a free, citywide domestic violence training series facilitated by expert guest speakers from Cambridge and Massa…

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Cambridge Seeking Vendors to Conduct Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Cultural Competency Training Program

Request for Proposals Deadline Extended to September 29, 2016.Cambridge, MA---As part of its overall commitment to diversity and to continue to develop cultural competencies of the workforce, the City of Cambridge is requesting proposals to develop a…

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Cambridge Receives a #1 Ranking in Preventing Childhood Obesity from Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge earned a top ranking in preventing childhood obesity from the National League of Cities’ Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative, which is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive campaign to ensure…

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Cambridge Planning Board Vacancy

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board.  The Planning Board is the special permit granting authority for the city and is responsible for the review of special permit r…

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Members Sought for Cambridge Council on Aging Board

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Council on Aging is seeking interested individuals to serve on its board and help advocate for important senior issues. Applicants must be age 60 or older and a Cambridge resident.The purpose of the Council on Aging Boa…

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Nominations Sought for City Manager Search Process Preliminary Screening Committee

Cambridge, MA -- In anticipation of the expected great interest in the City Manager position, City officials are assembling a 19-member Preliminary Screening Committee, facilitated by its consultant, GovHR USA, to screen résumés and conduct prelimi…

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Cambridge Water Board Member Vacancy

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Water Board.The Cambridge Water Board is a five-member board appointed by the City Manager that acts in an advisory role to the Managing …

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Cambridge Election Workers Needed to Work Polling Locations

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge Board of Election Commissioners is seeking applications to work at polling locations throughout the city.Election Workers must:- Be registered to vote in Massachusetts;- Be available to work Election Day from 6:3…

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Cambridge City Buildings Closed on July 4, 2016 in Observance of the Fourth of July Holiday

Cambridge, MA -- City offices, including the Public Works Main Office, will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Trash and recycling pick up will be one day behind for the remainder of the week. Street cleaning o…

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Cambridge Community Learning Center Graduates 42 from Adult Education Classes

Cambridge, MA---The Cambridge Community Learning Center (CLC) recently held its 41st annual Graduation and Awards ceremony at Cambridge Public Library.  This year, 42 graduates from the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Secondary…

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City Of Cambridge Names New Director Of Libraries, Maria Taesil Hudson Mccauley

McCauley returns to Cambridge to serve as Director of Libraries after building her library career at Northeastern University, the Somerville Public Library and the Santa Monica Public Library for over 17 years. CAMBRIDGE, MA---The City of Cambridge …

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Massachusetts Avenue Will Be Closed To Traffic, But Open For Dancing!

Cambridge, MA -- On Friday, June 24, 2016 join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Massachusetts Avenue in front of Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave.) for the City’s annual Dance Party. Mass. Ave., between Pro…

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Cambridge Water Board Member Sought

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Water Board.The Cambridge Water Board is a five-member board appointed by the City Manager that acts in an advisory role to the Managing …

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Leaf Blower Operations in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge License Commission is issuing a reminder related to the use of leaf blowers in Cambridge. In the City of Cambridge, the use of leaf blowers is regulated by the Noise Control Ordinance, which is set forth in Section 8.16…

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Christopher Burke Named Acting Police Commissioner of Cambridge Police Department

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi has announced the appointment of Superintendent Christopher Burke as Acting Commissioner of the Cambridge Police Department. Burke takes over for Commissioner Robert C. Haas, who retired effective Friday…

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Cambridge Launches Third Participatory Budgeting Cycle from June – December 2016

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge will launch its third Participatory Budgeting (PB) cycle from June-December 2016.  Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.…

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City Manager Seeks Members For A New Commission On Immigrant Rights And Citizenship

Cambridge, MA---Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on a Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship. The Commission will consist of 11 volunteer members to be appointed by the City Manager. C…

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Joint Statement of Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi Regarding the Green Line Extension

On May 5, 2016  the Cities of Somerville and Cambridge Massachusetts are pleased to make this important announcement of our continued support for and commitment of new funds to bridge the funding gap that will allow the construction of the Green Lin…

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Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Vacancies

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) advisory board.  Made up of 11 Members who serve three-year terms in a volunteer capaci…

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Fresh Pond Advisory Board Vacancy April 26, 2016

Cambridge, MA -  City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents to fill vacancies on the Fresh Pond Advisory Board. The Fresh Pond Advisory Board was created in 2001 to advise the City Manager and City boards and commissions on impleme…

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Cambridge Fair Housing Poster Contest Awards Ceremony

Cambridge, MA---The Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC) last week celebrated Fair Housing Month, hosting the 23rd Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest awards ceremony at City Hall.  Thirty-four children made posters related to this year’s theme…

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Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust Vacancy Application Deadline Extended to April 29, 2016

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents who are interested in serving on the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust. Established in 1988, the Trust administers and oversees City funds allocated to the Trust for the creation and…

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Cambridge Family Policy Council (Formerly Kids’ Council) Vacancy

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident interested in volunteering to serve on the Cambridge Family Policy Council (Formerly Kids’ Council), which is dedicated to developing policy and program recommendations …

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Spring Showers Bring Limited Time Offer on Rain Barrels

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Department of Public Works (DPW) is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company to offer recycled rain barrels to residents as part of a community wide conservation and sustainability program. Residents can c…

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Middle-Income Homeownership Opportunity and Open Houses

Cambridge, MA -- A two-bedroom/one-bathroom condominium for middle-income households is being offered by the Housing Division of the City of Cambridge’s Community Development Department. Applications for the unit at 20 Chestnut Street will be accep…

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City of Cambridge Launches Residential Solar Program

Sunny Cambridge Will Serve as Centerpiece to City’s Year of Solar CampaignCAMBRIDGE, MA---The City of Cambridge today announced the launch of Sunny Cambridge, a program that provides residents with access to online tools and resources for making sm…

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City of Cambridge Announces Commitment to Vision Zero

City Council Passes Resolution Establishing Goal of Eliminating Traffic Fatalities and Serious InjuriesCambridge, MA -- At the City Council Meeting of Monday, March 21, 2016, the Cambridge City Council unanimously passed a resolution committing the C…

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Spring Showers Bring Limited Time Offer On Rain Barrels

Cambridge, MA – The city’s Department of Public Works (DPW) urges you to conserve water by capturing the rainwater from your roof and storing it in a rain barrel for later use in your garden. If rainwater is not captured and allowed to soak back …

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Cambridge Works Transitional Jobs Program Gives Residents A Helping Hand

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents (age 18-35) who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its 16th graduating class during a special ceremony March 17 at Cambridge City Hall. Th…

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Cambridge Conservation Commission Vacancy - March 17, 2016

City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Conservation Commission.The Conservation Commission is responsible for administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (WPA), a state law gov…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy Application Deadline Extended

Cambridge, MA – Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month …

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Cambridge City Manager Issues Executive Order on Wage Theft Prevention

Cambridge Takes Steps To Protect Workers From Wage TheftCambridge, MA -- On Monday, March 14, 2016. City Manager Richard C. Rossi signed an Executive Order establishing certification requirements for vendors bidding on City contracts. The measure see…

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Cambridge Dog License Applications and Renewals Now Available Online

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge residents can now apply for or renew their dog’s license online. State law requires that all dogs over 6 months have a current dog license. The dog license period in Cambridge runs from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Th…

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Cambridge Celebrate Earth Hour 2016

Cambridge, MA – The City of Cambridge is joining in Earth Hour 2016, a worldwide grassroots movement sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in which people in over 7,000 cities participate by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour to…

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Cambridge Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs Only

Rabies has and will continue to be present in Cambridge and throughout the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Laws state that all dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be vaccinated against rabies; some veterinarians will vaccinate…

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Cambridge Celebrates Opening of First Near Net Zero Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex

Cambridge, MA -- On February 28, Cambridge city and school officials hosted a special celebration event and tours of its first near net zero school building. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School complex, which opened in December 2015, houses the Dr…

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Nominations Sought for 2016 Outstanding City Employee Awards

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking nominations for the 2016 Outstanding City Employee Awards program which recognizes employees for exemplary performance and contributions that go above and beyond job requirements.Cam…

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Sidewalk Poetry Returns to Cambridge

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge is pleased to announce the launch of the second annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest, designed to select poems written by Cambridge residents for imprinting in city sidewalks in 2016. Cambridge residents of any age ar…

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Free Document Shredding in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA---The Cambridge Consumers’ Council and the US Postal Service, in collaboration with the Office of Attorney General Maura Healey, the US Postal Inspectors, and the Department of Telecommunications and Cable are offering a free document…

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Weights and Measures Week March 1-7, 2016: More than Meets the Eye

Cambridge, MA---Weights and Measures Week is celebrated during the first week of March to commemorate John Adams signing of the first US weights and measures law on March 2, 1799. The responsibilities of Weights and Measures in the marketplace has ex…

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Member Sought for Police Review and Advisory Board

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents interested in serving on the Police Review & Advisory Board. Made up of volunteer members who serve five-year terms, the Board generally meets on the last Wednesday of …

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City of Cambridge Scholarship Applications Due by March 7, 2016

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to eligible Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education. Through this Scholarship Fund Program, the City of Cambridge has awarded thousands o…

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Cambridge Celebrates White Ribbon Day

Men and boys encouraged to speak out against gender-based violenceCambridge, MA---During the first week of March, the City of Cambridge will once again be participating in White Ribbon Day, an international campaign that asks men and boys to stand up…

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Council on Aging Board Vacancy February 12, 2016

Members Sought for Council on Aging BoardCambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Council on Aging is seeking interested individuals to serve on its board. This is an opportunity for you to advocate for important senior issues. Applicants must be age 60 or old…

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View City of Cambridge FY15 Online Annual Report

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge Online FY15 Annual Report can be viewed at www.Cambridgema.gov/FY15AnnualReport. This is the second year the city has produced it annual report primarily as an online publication, though a shorter print companio…

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City Offices Closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents’ Day Holiday

Trash and recycling daily pickup routes delayed one dayCambridge, MA -- Cambridge city offices will be closed Monday, February 15 in observance of the Presidents’ Day Holiday. There will be no trash or recycling pickup on the holiday and daily rout…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month a…

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Cambridge Recruiting Applicants for Firefighter Civil Service Exam

Cambridge Recruiting Applicants for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Competitive Municipal Service Written Examination for Firefighters April 16, 2016Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge is currently recruiting applicants to take the Commonwealth …

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First Freestanding Cambridge Public Toilet Opens in Harvard Square

Cambridge, MA---Cambridge city officials will celebrate the opening of the first, freestanding public toilet in MacArthur Park near Church St. in Harvard Square.  Modeled after the “Portland Loo” of Portland, Oregon, the public toilet is the fir…

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Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month

Black Lives Matter: Exploring a Transcontinental PerspectiveCambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge invites you to celebrate Black History Month at Central Square Theater, featuring selected scenes from the play, The Convert. This live performance wil…

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Cambridge Launches New Snow Center Website

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge has launched a new Snow Center website, www.cambridgema.gov/snow, to provide residents with timely updates on the city’s response to winter storms and to provide useful winter storm information that can be view…

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Cambridge Honors 2016 Fresh Pond Stewardship Award Recipients

Cambridge, MA -- City officials presented the 2016 Fresh Pond Stewardship Awards to former Mayor and City Councilor Henrietta Davis and the late Chip Norton, who served as Watershed Manager from 1991-2014. Both recipients were recognized for their en…

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Volunteers Needed for Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee Application Deadline Extended

Volunteers Sought for Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee and Working Groups Help Shape the Citywide Plan! Application Deadline Extended to February 1Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking volunteers to serve on the newly formed …

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Cambridge Announces New Citizen Reporting Platform

City Will Use Commonwealth Connect to Encourage Greater Civic Participation Cambridge, MA - On January 19, 2016, the City of Cambridge announced that it is joining the statewide Commonwealth Connect Program to receive non-emergency citizen requests a…

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Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals Vacancy - January 14, 2016

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). Made up of five members and seven associate members, the BZA meets twice a month on Thursday evenings to review ap…

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Volunteers Sought for Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee and Working Groups

Volunteers Sought for Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee and Working Groups Help Shape the Citywide Plan!Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking volunteers to serve on the newly formed Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee, the E…

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Free City of Cambridge Bike Workshops

Thursday, January 7, 5:30 p.m. Bicycle Maintenance BasicsLearn about: Bicycle Anatomy, Pre-ride check, Portable tool kit , Removing wheels, Flat tire basics, Chain maintenance, Seat height, Keeping your bike healthy with preventative bike maintenance…

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Cambridge City Offices Closed for New Year’s Day Holiday January 1, 2016

Trash and Recycling Daily Pickup Route Delayed One DayCambridge, MA---City offices will also be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 in observance of the New Year’s Day Holiday. There will be no trash or recycling pickup on Jan. 1 and regular pickup r…

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Cambridge Urban Gardening Series at Cambridge Public Library

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Conservation Commission is teaming up with the New England Flower Society to offer an Urban Gardening Series of four, free classes from January through April. These sessions are designed to help city dwellers grow healt…

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Cambridge Affordable Rental and Homeownership Information Sessions at MAPS

Cambridge, MA -- The Housing Division of the city’s Community Development Department will be holding two Rental and Homeownership Information Sessions.Housing personnel from the Community Development Department will be available to discuss the city…

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Cambridge Housing Authority Board Vacancy

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Housing Authority is seeking to fill a vacancy on its Board of Commissioners.Established under state law in 1935, Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) provides l…

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Revitalization of Cambridge’s 5 Western Avenue Wins 2015 Build New England Award

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge recently received the 2015 Build New England Honor Award for the revitalization project of its former Police Headquarters at 5 Western Avenue.Presented by AGC MA (Associated General Contractors), Build New Englan…

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Second City of Cambridge Participatory Budgeting Winning Projects Announced!

Cambridge, MA---City officials just announced the winning projects of Cambridge’s second Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative.  PB is a democratic process in which residents directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.  From December …

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Cambridge Receives Distinguished Budget Award for 31st Consecutive Year

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY16 Budget. This is the 31stconsecutive year the City of Cambridge has won this…

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Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Quincy And Somerville Mayors Seek To Enhance Regional Economic Collaboration Via New Compact

Quincy, MA -- Six Boston area Mayors and City Managers today jointly announced the formation of the Greater Boston Regional Economic Compact, which will facilitate regional problem solving among the municipalities of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Che…

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Cambridge Selected To Participate In Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 'What Works Cities' Initiative

Cambridge, MA -- On December 10, 2015, City Manager Richard C. Rossi announced that Cambridge has been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Work Cities”, one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of …

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City of Cambridge News - December 3, 2015

Members Sought for Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) CommissionCambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission. Pr…

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How Would You Spend $600,000 to Improve Cambridge?

Cambridge, MA – As part of the city’s second Participatory Budgeting Process, Cambridge residents age 12 and older are invited to vote online or at designated locations from Dec. 5-12, to help decide how to spend $600,000 of the FY17 capital budg…

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Cambridge Prepares for the Inevitable Effects of Global Climate Change

New report outlines City’s vulnerabilities to rising temperatures and increasing precipitationCambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is planning ahead and preparing for the inevitable effects of global climate change. On Nov 30, after 3 years of in…

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Members Sought for Cambridge’s New Open Data Review Board

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents interested in volunteering to serve on the newly created Open Data Review Board. The Review Board will include three members from the public. The City Manager is seeking re…

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2016 Cambridge Resident Parking and Visitor Parking Permits Now Available

Cambridge, MA – 2016 Cambridge Resident and Visitor Parking Permits are now available. Although current permits do not expire until Jan. 31, 2016, residents are encouraged to renew online early to avoid delays. You must have an active 2015 resident…

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Living Wage Advisory Board Vacancy - November 16, 2015

Members Sought for Community Advisory Board on the Living WageCambridge, MA -- Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Community Advisory Board on the Living Wage. Made up of 9 members, which includes r…

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CASPAR Winter Coat Drive at Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is assisting CASPAR by serving as a drop-off location for gently used winter coats at City Hall Nov. 16-20. They are especially seeking Women’s L, XL and Men’s L, XL, and XXL). CASPAR has been serving the Ca…

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Francis H. Duehay Public Service Volunteer Award Presented at Cambridge Boards & Commissions Event

Cambridge, MA---City officials recently held an appreciation reception at the Royal Sonesta for the more than 500 volunteers who serve on Cambridge Boards and Commissions. Plaques were presented to four recipients of the newly created Francis H. Dueh…

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Cambridge Men Invited to Become Ambassadors and Help End Gender-Based Violence

White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador Training November 9Cambridge, MA---Cambridge men are invited to join the White Ribbon Campaign by “taking the pledge” and attending a training to become local ambassadors committed to helping end gender-based viol…

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Training Session for Careers in Healthcare and Human Services

Cambridge, MA--- The Cambridge Office of Workforce Development will be hosting an information session on training opportunities for persons interested in pursuing healthcare or human services careers. Representatives from Found in Translation, Morgan…

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Cambridge Officials Host Reception to Formally Kick off New Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

Cambridge, MA -- City officials held a special reception this week at City Hall to officially kick off the Cambridge Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative.The goal of the Initiative is to engage and mobilize Cambridge’s communiti…

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Cambridge Senior Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Cambridge, MA -- The Citywide Senior Center located in the heart of Central Square celebrated its 20th Anniversary this week with a festive reception and live entertainment.The Center serves a diverse population of more than 12,000 seniors from all p…

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Cambridge Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative Reception October 28 , 2015

Cambridge, MA--- City officials will host a reception for the new Cambridge Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative Wednesday, October 28, at 4 p.m., in the Sullivan Chamber of City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue. Light refreshments …

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy Deadline Extended to October 30, 2015

Cambridge, MA--- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. …

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Blue LMA Buses Riding along Massachusetts Avenue are Open to General Public

Cambridge, MA -- You may have seen those shiny blue Longwood Medical Area (LMA) buses on Massachusetts Avenue and wondered what they are and if you can ride them. The buses are sponsored by the Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (…

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Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program Accepting Applications

Cambridge, MA -- The city’s Cambridge Community Development Department is accepting applications to the 2015-2016 Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program (CEAP).The Program provides six HUD eligible Cambridge entrepreneurs in the clean energy…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month at…

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Fire Update: Martin Luther King Jr. School and Putnam Avenue Upper School

Cambridge, MA - Since May 30, 2015, fire investigators from the Cambridge Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police have been investigating the fire that occurred at 100 Putnam Ave. On August 31, 2015, the final Fire Investigations Report fo…

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Middle-Income Rental Units Available in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA, - The Housing Division of the city’s Community Development Department is introducing the availability of 15 rental units that are affordable to middle-income households. These units are located in a newly constructed, 91 unit mixed-i…

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Cambridge Human Services Commission Vacancies

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents interested in volunteering to serve on the nine-member Human Services Commission.  The Commission advises the City Manager and the Assistant City Manager for Human Services…

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City Offices Closed on Labor Day September, 7, 2015

Trash and Recycling Routes will be One Day Behind ScheduleCambridge, MA---In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Sept. 7, city offices will be closed and there will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection in Cambridge. Trash and r…

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City of Cambridge New Compact Size Resource Guide Now Available

Cambridge, MA--- The City of Cambridge has developed a new “credit card” size City Resource Guide that includes useful numbers and helpful information in an easy-to-keep and convenient expandable format. The guide is available at Cambridge City H…

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Cambridge Announces New Community Classroom Business Planning Program

Cambridge, MA - The city’s Community Development Department is offering a comprehensive new business workshop called Community Classroom, developed in collaboration with the Center for Women and Enterprise. The free, 10-week program will offer 30 H…

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Join the Conversation about Homelessness in Cambridge this September

Cambridge, MA – The City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs, in consultation with the Cambridge Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) and other City departments, has partnered with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) to facilitat…

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City’s Transitional Jobs Program Graduates 15th Class

Cambridge, MA---Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents (age 18-35) who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its 15th graduating class during a special ceremony Aug. 20, at Cambridge City Hall. The…

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City of Cambridge Selects Consultant for Citywide Plan

Utile Architecture + Planning team selected to run multiyear process Cambridge, MA---On Aug. 21 2015, Cambridge Officials announced that an interdisciplinary team led by Utile Architecture + Planning (Utile) has been selected for the Cambridge cityw…

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Cambridge Citywide Domestic Violence Training Sessions - September 15 – October 15, 2015

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge Initiative on Domestic & Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Transition House have organized a series of free sessions on domestic violence that will be facilitated by guest speakers from Cambridge and Massa…

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Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program Information Session

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge is hosting an information session for Building Pathways, a pre-apprenticeship program for construction trades at 51 Inman St., Cambridge.  Building Pathways is a six-week, highly competitive program designed to …

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Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program Applications Now Available

Cambridge, MA---The city’s Cambridge Community Development Department is now accepting applications to the 2015-2016 Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program (CEAP). The Program provides six HUD eligible Cambridge early-stage entrepreneurs in …

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Free Information Session Making Your Business More Accessible

Cambridge, MA - The Economic Development Division of the city’s Community Development Department in collaboration with the Commission for Persons with Disabilities is hosting an information session on Making Your Business More Accessible. City staf…

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Cambridge Animal Commission Urges Extra Caution After 2nd Rabid Raccoon is Captured at Fresh Pond

Cambridge, MA - On July 23, Cambridge Animal Commission captured a second raccoon at Fresh Pond Reservation that has tested positive for rabies. In this second incident, the raccoon bit an 8-year-old's sneaker but did not make contact with the skin. …

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Cambridge Seeks Your Ideas On How To Spend $600,000 Of The Capital Budget

Cambridge, MA---After a successful pilot process in 2014-2015, the City of Cambridge launched its second Participatory Budgeting initiative in June 2015 by recruiting a 24-member Steering Committee to oversee the process.  Participatory Budgeting (P…

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Cambridge Gis Creating Story Maps To Promote City Resources And Events

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is always working towards finding new and better ways to get Cambridge geographic data out to the public. The GIS team supplies datasets, services, and applications to city staff and dep…

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Cambridge Animal Commission Advises Precautionary Measures due to Rabid Raccoon Finding

Cambridge, MA---On Monday, July 13, Cambridge Animal Control Officers picked up a raccoon at Fresh Pond Reservation that has tested positive for rabies.Earlier this month, a skunk and a fox found in Belmont tested positive for rabies, though they wer…

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Cambridge Conservation Commission Member Sought

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission is responsible for administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (WPA)…

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Historic and Neighborhood Conservation District Commissions Seek New Members

Cambridge, MA---The Cambridge City Manager is seeking to fill vacancies for members and alternate members on the Cambridge Historical Commission, Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) Commission, Half Crown-Marsh NCD Commission, and the …

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Eco-Totem Installed in Kendall Square

Cambridge adds innovative counter to bicycle network Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge has installed a new permanent bicycle count station in Kendall Square to collect accurate data on bicycle usage in this area of the city. The “Eco-Totem” …

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Cambridge Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee Application Deadline is June 19, 2015

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge is seeking volunteers for Steering Committee to assist with the second cycle of its Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative from June-December 2015.  The Committee will oversee the process and work with City sta…

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Cambridge Kids’ Council Vacancy Application Deadline Extended to June 30, 2015

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident interested in volunteering to serve on the Cambridge Kids’ Council, which is dedicated to developing policy and program recommendations aimed at improving the quality of …

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Cambridge Foundry Advisory Committee Deadline Extended

City Manager Seeking Volunteers to Serve on New CommitteeCambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking volunteers to serve on the newly established Foundry Advisory Committee. This group will advise and provide regular updates to the City …

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Cambridge PARKing Day 2015 Call for Proposals

Cambridge, MA---The city’s Community Development Department (CDD) seeks creative folks to participate in the official City of Cambridge PARK(ing) Day celebration, an international event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into “parksâ…

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Cambridge Council on Aging Public Forum on Financial and Personal Well-Being

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge’s Council on Aging is hosting the public forum “Protecting Your Finances and Personal Wellbeing”. Lunch will be provided for registered guests.Opening remarks will be provided by Susan Pacheco, Executive Director of th…

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New Spaces to Visit for Cambridge Open Archives

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge Open Archives will mark its seventh year during the week of June 15.  Visitors are invited to explore “New Acquisitions & Old Treasures” at eight local archives. Several new repositories will be open this year, inc…

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Fire Investigation for the Martin Luther King Jr. School Continues

City, Schools, and Contractors Creating Recovery PlanCambridge, MA - As the investigation into the cause of the fire that damaged the Martin Luther King Jr. School continues, the City’s project team is assessing the damage to the building and creat…

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Mass Ave. will be Closed to Traffic but Open for Dancing!

Cambridge, MA---On Friday, June 26, join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Mass. Ave. in front of Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave.) for the City’s annual Dance Party.  Mass. Ave., between Prospect and Bige…

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Fire at 100 Putnam Avenue Under Investigation

3 Alarm Fire Extinguished at School Construction Site in CambridgeCambridge, MA -- At approximately 1:54 pm on May 30, 2015, Cambridge’s Emergency Communications Center received a report of a fire on the roof of the Martin Luther King Jr. School th…

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Cambridge Fire Department Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award

Cambridge Fire Department, along with PRO EMS of Cambridge, have jointly received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience se…

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Cambridge Announces Formation of Foundry Advisory Committee

City Manager seeking volunteers to serve on committee Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge City Manager is seeking volunteers to serve on a new Foundry Advisory Committee that he is establishing. This group will advise and provide regular updates to the Cit…

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Community Preservation Act Committee Public Meeting on Project Recommendation

Cambridge, MA - The Community Preservation Act Committee will hold a public meeting.The meeting agenda will include providing the public an opportunity to suggest and recommend projects for CPA funding for Housing, Open Space and Historic Preservatio…

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Celebrate Cambridge Water, Sustainability and Community at Fresh Pond Day

Cambridge, MA - Join the Cambridge Water Department at its 8th annual Fresh Pond Day to celebrate Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge’s in-city drinking water reservoir and urban wild. This event is free and open to all; all dogs must be leashed. The…

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Cambridge Kids’ Council Vacancy

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident interested in volunteering to serve on the Cambridge Kids’ Council, which is dedicated to developing policy and program recommendations aimed at improving the quality of…

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Member Sought to fill Cambridge Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for the Cambridge Public Library. Library trustees are volunteer community representatives, library advocates, and leaders in the establishment of go…

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City of Cambridge 2015 Outstanding City Employee Award Winners Announced

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Outstanding City Employee Award.Janice Alger, Assistant Director of Administration, Human Services DepartmentKara Armstrong, Administrative Assistant, Lic…

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City of Cambridge Soliciting Memberships for Transit Advisory Committee

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking members for the Transit Advisory Committee, which works to advance an agenda for a robust public transportation system for those who live and work in Cambridge. The committee is composed of a c…

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Cambridge Participatory Budgeting Winning Projects Announced

Cambridge, MA - During a Vote Results Party April 7 at the Citywide Senior Center, City officials, along with Budget and Finance staff, announced the winning projects of the Cambridge's first ever Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. Launched in the…

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Cambridge Joins 73 Cities & Counties to Take Legal Action in Support of Immigration Reforms

Cambridge, MA - As part of Cities United for Immigration Action, Mayor David P. Maher and City Manager Richard C. Rossi announced that Cambridge has joined 73 cities and counties to file a new friend-of-the-court brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of A…

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All Cambridge Taxi Cabs Now Accepting Credit Card Payments

New regulations improve customer convenienceCambridge, MA - Effective from April 1, 2015, the Cambridge License Commission will begin requiring that all Cambridge taxi cabs have electronic credit card processing capability. “As fewer people are car…

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City of Cambridge Announces East Cambridge Traffic Pattern Changes

Cambridge, MA -- The temporary one-way streets created in East Cambridge in February because of snow impacts will return to their previous two-way traffic pattern as of Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  The affected streets include: Otis St, Thorndike St, …

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Start of Monthly Street Sweeping Operations Begin

Residents and visitors urged to observe posted signs prior to parking vehicleCambridge, MA - The Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin street sweeping operations on Wednesday, April 1. Cambridge’s monthly street sweeping operations run from A…

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Cambridge Fair Housing Award Ceremony

Cambridge, MA---April is Fair Housing Month and the Cambridge Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its Innovations in Fair Housing Awards.  Consider nominating individuals and/or groups who are working hard to continue Cambridge’s …

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Cambridge Council on Aging Pre-Retirement Seminar at Senior Center

Cambridge, MA -- The city’s Council on Aging is holding a Pre-Retirement Seminar at Cambridge Citywide Senior Center.Three expert guest speakers will highlight important aspects of financial, legal and insurance issues related to this very importan…

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Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic for Dogs Only

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Animal Commission is sponsoring a Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs only in the Public Works lot.  The cost is $15 per dog. Rabies vaccinations are required by Massachusetts General Laws. A Microchip Clinic, sponsored…

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Members Sought for Cambridge Peace Commission

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Cambridge Peace Commission. Composed of up to 20 members who serve three-year terms and represent the socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic diversity of the…

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Vote on Cambridge Participatory Budget Capital Project Proposals Mar 22-28, 2015

Cambridge, MA---If you're a Cambridge resident age 12 or older, YOU can VOTE on how to spend $500,000 in FY16 Capital Funds to improve the community! InDecember 2014, the City of Cambridge launched the Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative inviting…

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City of Cambridge Health and Human Services Job Fair

Cambridge, MA -- The city’s Office of Workforce Development is sponsoring a Health & Human Services Job Fair at Central Square Library.This will be a great opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers such as Cambridge Health Alliance,…

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Connect Kendall Square Competition Finalists to Present Open Space Plans

Cambridge, MA---Later this month, four finalist teams will be presenting their visions for open space in Kendall Square and eastern Cambridge as part of the city’s Connect Kendall Square open space design competition.This project presents a unique …

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Sidewalk Poetry is Coming to Cambridge!

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is pleased to announce the launch of a Sidewalk Poetry Program, designed to stamp poems written by Cambridge residents into freshly poured sidewalk locations throughout the City.  A collaboration of the Departm…

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Cambridge Rolls Out Lovin’ Local Raffle Card to Encourage Patronage of Businesses

Cambridge, MA -- This winter has been rough on both Cambridge residents and businesses. The good news is that spring is just around the corner. In an effort to encourage increased shopping at Cambridge businesses, the City of Cambridge is launching t…

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Cambridge CityRun 5-Mile Road Race and Henrietta’s 3-Mile Fun Walk

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge CityRun, a 5-Mile Road Race and Henrietta’s 3-Mile Fun Walk, is a popular rite of spring that attracts over 1,500 participants annually and was named one of the top 10 road races in New England for the 12th consecutive ye…

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Nominations Sought for 2015 Outstanding City Employee Awards

Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding City Employee Awards program which recognizes employees for exemplary performance and contributions that go above and beyond job requirements.Cambridge city gover…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge will be holding a free, walk-in informational session on affordable rental and homeownership programs at the Central Square Branch Library. Additional information sessions will be held in different locations.Hous…

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Free Public Shredding Day

Cambridge, MA---As part of National Consumer Protection Week, the Cambridge Consumers’ Council will be holding a free Public Shred Day for Cambridge residents in front of Central Square Post Office, 770 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Local official…

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Parking Space Saver Removal Operations Begin in March 2015

Efforts to Occur on Regularly Scheduled Trash Collection Days Cambridge, MA -- On March 2, 2015, the Department of Public works (DPW) will begin to remove parking “space savers”. This includes any items placed in the roadway to hold an on-street…

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Best Retail Practices Program

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) will be offering a free Best Retail Practices Program to assist retailers, restaurateurs and storefront business owners in Cambridge.Best Retail Practices brings professiona…

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Register for the 2015 Cambridge Police Officer Written Exam

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Cambridge Police Officer?Cambridge, MA -- Do you or someone you know possess integrity, courage, and a willingness to help those in need?  Perhaps you are ready to pursue a career as a police officer! The City of Ca…

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Cambridge Works Transitional Jobs Program Graduates 14th Class

Cambridge, MA - Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents (age 18-35) who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its 14th graduating class during a special ceremony Feb. 19, at Cambridge City Hall. The…

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City of Cambridge Announces East Cambridge Traffic Pattern Changes

Temporary traffic shifts expected to remain in place until April 1 Cambridge, MA -- Starting Thursday, February 19, selected streets in East Cambridge will temporarily change from two-way streets to one-way streets.  Affected streets include: Otis …

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Cambridge Snow Operations and City Services Update February 16, 2015

Cambridge, MA - A Cambridge Snow Emergency Parking Ban remains in effect until further notice.  City offices and programs will be open on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Rubbish and recycling will be one day behind schedule for the week due to President’s Day h…

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Cambridge Traffic Department Extends Resident Parking Permit Renewal Deadline

Cambridge, MA - The Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department realizes it has been a long and difficult week due to the blizzard of 2015 and the closure of schools and City buildings for two days during the busiest period for renewing resident p…

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City of Cambridge Installs Transit Screens at Three Public Buildings

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge has installed informational Transit Screens at three public buildings with support from a Healthy Aging Grant from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging, as part of the Mass in Motion program. Partnering with the C…

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Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance Reporting Requirements go in Effect May 1, 2015

Training Session for Property Owners, Condo Trustees, Property Managers Feb. 3Cambridge, MA - If you are an owner, condo trustee, or property manager of a residential building with 50 or more units or a non-residential building with 50,000 square fee…

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City of Cambridge Continues Snow Operations

Emergency Operations Center Monitors City ResponseCambridge, MA - Overnight, the City of Cambridge had more than 130 pieces of apparatus working to keep the major roads clear of snow and ice. The City clears over 125 miles of streets and 23 miles of …

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City of Cambridge Activates Emergency Operations Center for Blizzard

City Coordinates Snow Response; Emergency Shelter for Cambridge Residents Open at 11pm Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge has activated an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate its response to the storm bearing down on the region. “Th…

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Cambridge Advances in $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize

Cambridge among 50 communities nationwide leading the way on energy efficiency Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge officially advances to the Semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that is challenging co…

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Cambridge Officially Launches Open Data Portal

Cambridge, MA - City of Cambridge will officially launch its Open Data Portal during a community training event. This event, co-sponsored by CCTV, will include a brief overview of the Open Data Movement, a Q&A with members of the Open Data Commun…

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Renew Cambridge Resident Parking Permits by Jan. 31, 2015

Cambridge, MA – Cambridge residents are encouraged to renew their 2014 Parking Permits, if they have not already done so, prior to the expiration date of Jan. 31, 2015 to avoid getting a ticket on Feb. 1.  Renew online at, www.cambridgema.gov/traf…

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Cambridge Public Library Receives National Honor Award in Architecture

Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge Public Library has received the 2015 National Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A jury of nine professionals selected the project as one of 11 buildings nationwide to receive t…

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City of Cambridge Seeks Members for the Harvard Square Advisory Committee

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is seeking residents from Riverside, Neighborhood 10, Neighborhood Nine, Agassiz and Mid-Cambridge, as well as members of the Harvard Square business community, who would like to serve on the Harvard Square Advi…

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Improved Short-Term Parking Coming to Kendall Square

Meter hours extended until 8 PM to increase parking availability Cambridge, MA -- As the Kendall Square area emerges as a destination for diners, movie goers, shoppers, and visitors, ensuring an adequate supply of short-term parking is an essential …

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Panel Discussion on LED Street Lighting Conversion and Circadian Health

Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge Public Health Department and Cambridge Electrical Department will host a panel discussion to review the LED street lighting conversion and to discuss the larger issues surrounding circadian health (sleep cycles). The con…

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City of Cambridge Website Redesign Underway

Public Input sought on Improving User Experience Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is overhauling its website! CambridgeMA.Gov is an important public resource that provides information on city services, programming, and upcoming events and meet…

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City of Cambridge, Harvard University and Local Partners Celebrate Affordable Housing Milestone

Cambridge, MA - A little more than three years ago, tenants of Chapman Arms were unsure what the future of their homes would hold. But November 25, 2014 at a special ceremony, the City of Cambridge, Homeowners Rehab Inc. (HRI), and Harvard University…

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Members Sought for Cambridge Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Commission

Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 8, 2014Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission. Prospective Commissioners must either resid…

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Hubway to Continue Year-Round Operations in Cambridge

Cambridge-based Hubway Bike Share Stations Will Remain Available through the WinterCambridge, MA -- For the second year in a row, Hubway, the metro-Boston area’s public bike share system, will continue to be available to riders throughout winter at…

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City of Cambridge Veterans’ Day Observance

The Cambridge Veterans' Organization (CVO), in conjunction with the city's Department of Veterans' Services will hold their annual Veterans’ Day Observance at the Veterans’ World War I Monument located adjacent to the main gate of the Cambridge C…

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Cambridge Joins Area Leaders to Launch Regional Climate Preparedness Effort

Cambridge, MA - On the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and other municipal leaders and agencies to announce the convening of a regional summit to better prepare metr…

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Cambridge Community Learning Center and Cambridge Health Alliance Honored for ESOL Programs

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Community Learning Center and Cambridge Health Alliance, through a partnership with Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, were among 20 Massachusetts businesses and labor-management partnerships honored for recognizing the i…

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Foo Fighters To Play Chicago’s Wrigley Field

Fresh off the Chicago-centric debut of their HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and a packed-to- the-gills premiere shindig at Wrigleyville’s Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters have confirmed the Windy City as the sight of the band’s first ever U.S. s…

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Members Sought for Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission.  Prospective Commissioners must either reside or work in Cambridge. The mission of the…

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Four Finalists Announced for Open Space Competition for Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA – After receiving 30 submissions, the City of Cambridge is pleased to announce that four finalists will be advancing to Stage III of Connect Kendall Square Open Space Planning and Design  Competition to inspire new and innovative thi…

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Members Sought for Climate Protection Action Committee

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge is looking for new members for its Climate Protection Action Committee. Appointees will fill a limited number of vacancies on the committee. The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the …

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Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Vacancies

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) Advisory Board.  Made up of 11 Members who serve three-year terms in a volunteer capacity, the CC…

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Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women Vacancy

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women.  Commissioners support staff in their mission to create and promote programs that increase public awareness an…

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Cambridge Celebrates First Municipal Building Targeting Net Zero Energy

Cambridge, MA – City officials celebrated a major construction milestone at a topping off ceremony September 18 of the new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School at 100 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the innovative sch…

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Take the 2014 City of Cambridge Citizen Survey

In its ongoing efforts to identify ways to better serve the community, the City of Cambridge will be conducting its biennial Citizen Survey Sept. 8-26, 2014. The survey, which has been conducted since 2000, serves as an important evaluation tool that…

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Cambridge Conservation Commission Vacancy

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Conservation Commission.The Conservation Commission is responsible for administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (WPA)…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months. Housing personnel from the Community Development Depart…

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Cambridge Water Department to Host Butterfly Release Ceremony and Parade at Fresh Pond

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge Water Department staff will host a public release of rare monarch butterflies that have been raising at Fresh Pond Reservation since July.  The release ceremony, preceded by a parade beginning at the Walter J. Sullivan Tre…

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Cambridge Mayor David P. Maher and City Manager Richard C. Rossi Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

City Council and School Committee Members will Participate in Group Challenge Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge Mayor David P. Maher, along with Vice-Mayor Dennis Benzan and other members of the Cambridge City Council, will participate in the ALS Ice Bucke…

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Cambridge Selected to Compete for $5 Million Dollar Energy Efficiency Prize

Cambridge, MA – The City Cambridge was one of 52 communities across the country selected to advance to the quarterfinalist round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America’s energy co…

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Central Square Evening Activities Continue to Grow

New Evening Parking Rates being Implemented to Increase Available Parking SpacesCambridge, MA - The success of the Central Square Cultural District has brought increased evening activity to the Square and subsequently the demand for evening parking h…

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Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals Vacancies

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). Made up of five members and seven associate members, the BZA meets twice a month on Thursday evenings to review app…

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Hot Weather Tips: Never Leave Pets Alone in a Parked Vehicle

Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge Animal Commission urges pet owners to think twice when bringing pets in the car, especially with the hot days of August and September still ahead of us.  It is best to leave pets at home if you are running errands and …

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Cambridge Seniors Invited to Learn The Art of Belly Dance for Free

Cambridge, MA - North Cambridge Senior Center, 2050 Mass. Ave., invites Cambridge Seniors, age 60+, to register for the Art of Belly Dance, a free class.Classes are very low impact and suitable for all fitness levels. No prior experience is needed. T…

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Announcing an Open Space Competition for Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge is sponsoring an open space planning and design competition, Connect Kendall Square, looking for new thinking with respect to the public realm, connections, programming and place making.Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge will be acceptin…

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City of Cambridge Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge has been awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  The Certificate…

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Cambridge Adds 30 Covered Bicycle Spaces to Green Street Garage

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge recently added 30 new covered and secure bicycle parking spaces in the Green Street Municipal Garage, 260 Green St., in Central Square. This is in addition to the 401 bicycle spaces that already exist in Central …

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Cambridge Launches Retail Interior Accessibility Program

Cambridge, MA - The city’s Community Development Department is pleased to announce its new Retail Interior Accessibility Program providing a new program targeted to retailers, restaurateurs and service providers looking to make the interior of thei…

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Community Learning Center Offers Free Healthcare Career Prep Program

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Community Learning Center is offering a free Healthcare Career Prep Program beginning in September 2014. The 16-week course is designed for English language learners who wish to prepare for entrance into healthcare trai…

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World Cup Watch Parties Come to Cambridge’s Central Square

The public is invited to these free family friendly eventsCambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge and Forest City are hosting free outdoor watch parties at University Park Common, Sidney Street, in Central Square for the last four games of the 2014 Wor…

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Members Sought for Cambridge Planning Board

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board. The Planning Board is the special permit granting authority for the city and is responsible for the review of special permit req…

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Member Sought for Police Review and Advisory Board

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents interested in serving on the Police Review & Advisory Board. Made up of five volunteer members who serve five-year terms, the Board generally meets on the last Wednesday…

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Community Learning Center Graduation & Awards Ceremony

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Community Learning Center (CLC) held its 29th annual Graduation and Awards ceremony at the Cambridge Main Library on June 19. The Honorable Mayor David P. Maher gave the opening remarks and praised the CLC student body …

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City of Cambridge 2014 Taxi Driver of the Year

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge presented the 2014 Taxi Driver of the Year Award to Dennis Howe. Mr. Howe has driven a taxi in Cambridge since the 1970’s without any complaints whatsoever. He was nominated by two of his peers for his excellen…

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Storefronts-For-All in Cambridge

The City of Cambridge announces grant funding to remove architectural barriers.Cambridge, MA - On June 18, 2014 a celebration and groundbreaking occurred with the first project to take advantage of increased grant funding for removal of architectural…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Th…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months. The next session will be held at the Cambridge Senior Center, Community…

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City of Cambridge Dance Party 2014

Mass Ave. will be Closed to Traffic but Open for Dancing! Cambridge, MA -- Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Mass. Ave. in front of Cambridge City Hall (795 Massachusetts Ave.) for the City’s annual Dance Party.…

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City of Cambridge 2014 Taxi Driver of the Year

Cambridge, MA - Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Cambridge 2014 Taxi Driver of the year. The award is presented each year to a City of Cambridge taxi driver who represents the positive attributes of the many excellent taxi drivers i…

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Eastern Cambridge Kendall Square Open Space Planning Study Public Meeting

Cambridge, MA – The City of Cambridge will hold a public meeting as part of the Eastern Cambridge Kendall Square Open Space Planning Study at the Kendall Marriott Hotel.Come share your thoughts about open space in the area and learn about the upcom…

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Celebrate Community and Cambridge’s Largest Open Space at Fresh Pond Day

Cambridge, MA -- Join the Cambridge Water Department in celebrating the land, water, wildlife and people that make Cambridge’s Fresh Pond Reservation a unique and vital oasis at the 7th annual Fresh Pond Day at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway. This event is…

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Citizen Committee on Civic Unity Application Deadline Extended to May 30, 2014

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents and interested members of the Cambridge community (including private sector and municipal employees, business owners, students and others) to become a part of a new Citizen Committee…

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Celebrate Community and Cambridge’s Largest Open Space at Fresh Pond Day

Cambridge, MA -- Join the Cambridge Water Department in celebrating the land, water, wildlife and people that make Cambridge’s Fresh Pond Reservation a unique and vital oasis at the 7th annual Fresh Pond Day. This event is free and open to all. Par…

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FY15 City of Cambridge Budget Hearings

Cambridge, MA -- The Finance Committee will conduct public hearings on the FY15 City and School Budgets covering the fiscal period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. FY15 City and School Budget Hearings will be held in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge C…

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Members Sought for New Citizen Committee on Civic Unity Application Deadline Extended.

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents and interested members of the Cambridge community (including private sector and municipal employees, business owners, students and others) to become a part of a new Citizen Committee …

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Cambridge Fair Housing Awards Honor Students and Fair Housing Advocates

The Cambridge Human Rights Commission celebrated National Fair Housing Month by sponsoring its 21st Annual Fair Housing Award Ceremony and Reception on April 16, 2014, at City Hall.  Attendees included Cambridge School student winners in grades 5-8,…

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Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Vacancy Deadline Extended

Cambridge, MA -- City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking members for the city’s Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC).  This committee reviews policies affecting municipal employment and its impact on affirmative action issues and serves i…

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City of Cambridge Announces Intent to Compete in Georgetown University Energy Prize

Cambridge, MA – On April 23, 2014, the City of Cambridge took an important step toward improving its energy standing by signaling its intent to compete for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that aims to dramatically imp…

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2014 City of Cambridge Scholarship Recipients

Cambridge, MA -- Congratulations to the 2014 City of Cambridge Scholarship Awards Recipients. This year, the City of Cambridge will award 66 scholarships for $2,500 each to Cambridge high school seniors and others pursuing higher education. The 2014 …

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2014 Outstanding City Employee Award Recipients

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding City Employee Award. Recipients were chosen for their superior performance above and beyond regular job duties, positive atti…

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Cambridge Hosts Opportunity Fair for Youth Seeking Employment and Adults Hoping to Learn New Job Skills

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge in collaboration with Just-A-Start Corporation will be hosting an Opportunities Fair. The fair will provide a good opportunity for Cambridge youth seeking employment opportunities and adults interested in increas…

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Cambridge City Manager Seeks Members for New Citizens Committee on Civic Unity

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents and interested members of the Cambridge community (including private sector and municipal employees, business owners, students and others) to become a part of a new Citizen Committee …

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Race to Solar Launches in Cambridge and Boston

Bringing local non-profits and small businesses attractive solar energy options and energy savingsCambridge, MA -- Mayor David P. Maher of Cambridge and Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston this week launched the Race to Solar, a program for local non-pro…

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City Offers Scholarships to Entrepreneurs through New Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge Department of Community Development is pleased to announce its new Cambridge Entrepreneurship Assistance Program (CEAP) providing five scholarships to HUD-eligible Cambridge early-stage entrepreneurs in clean en…

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City of Cambridge Patriots' Day Observance

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Veterans’ Organization (CVO) and the City of Cambridge’s Department of Veterans’ Services will hold their annual Patriots' Day Observance at the Washington Monument located on the Cambridge Common.Philip Anderson,…

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Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA - Rabies has and will continue to be present in Cambridge and throughout the Commonwealth The best thing you can do for your pet (dogs and cats), is to have them vaccinated and to teach your family and friends to avoid contact with wild…

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Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Vacancy

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking members for the city’s Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC). This committee reviews policies affecting municipal employment and its impact on affirmative action issues and serves in a…

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Kingsley Park Informational Pre-Construction Meeting at Cambridge

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge Water Department (CWD) will be closing Kingsley Park for initial restoration work Apr. 1 – Sept. 1, 2014.  This multi-phased project aims to preserve and improve the historic, recreational and ecological resources of Kin…

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Celebrate Women Business Leaders in Cambridge March 27, 2014

Cambridge, MA - City Councillor E. Denise Simmons, the Office of the City Manager and the Cambridge Women’s Commission invite you to Celebrate Women Business Leaders in Cambridge. Light refreshments will be served.In honor of Women’s History Mont…

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Kingsley Park to Close April - September 2014 for Critical Restoration Work

Cambridge, MA – The Cambridge Water Department (CWD) will begin Phase I of The Kingsley Park Restoration Project at Fresh Pond Reservation on April 1, 2014, kicking-off a much-needed overhaul of the park.  To protect the public’s safety and for …

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Nominations Sought for 2014 Outstanding City Employee Awards

Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking nominations for the 2014 Outstanding City Employee Awards program which recognizes employees for exemplary performance and contributions that go above and beyond job requirements. Cambridge city gove…

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Nominations Sought for Innovations in Fair Housing Awards

Cambridge, MA -- April is Fair Housing Month and as we prepare to commemorate it, the Cambridge. Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its Innovations in Fair Housing Awards.   Please consider nominating individuals and/or groups who …

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City of Cambridge Seeking Applicants for Municipal Firefighter Exam on 4-26-14

Candidate Open House Information Session Tuesday Mar. 11Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge will hold a Candidate Open House Information Session Tuesday Mar. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave.Do you or someone you know pos…

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Central Square Library Branch to Reopen March 10, 2014

Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge Public Library is pleased to announce that the Central Square Branch will reopen Monday, Mar. 10. In celebration of the grand reopening, the Central Square Branch is hosting a week of events to welcome back our patrons!M…

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Members Sought for Council on Aging Board

The Cambridge Council on Aging is seeking interested individuals to serve on its board and help advocate for important senior issues. The purpose of the board is to promote and encourage existing and new services and activities intended to enhance an…

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Cambridge Retains AAA Ratings from Nation’s Three Major Credit Rating Agencies for 15th Year Resulting in Savings for Taxpayers

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge has retained its noteworthy distinction of being one of approximately 33 municipalities in the U.S. with AAA ratings from each of the nation's three major credit rating agencies. Each year since 1999, the City ha…

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Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month with a Special Evening Program

Exploring the future of Civil Rights: The Need, The Impediments and Impact in the 21st CenturyIn observance of Black History Month, the City of Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity, the Office of the City Manager and Mayor David P. Maher pre…

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Nominations Sought for Cambridge Preservation Awards

The Cambridge Historical Commission is seeking nominations for the 2014 Preservation Awards program.  Nominations, for projects completed between January and December 2013, are due at the Commission no later than noon on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Resid…

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Cambridge Releases Interim Report on Transit Strategic Planning

“The future success of Cambridge hinges on better public transportation-- high quality transit, biking, and walking options make cities far better places to live and work,” says City Manager Richard C. Rossi.Better public transportation is critic…

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Cambridge Best Retail Practices Program

The City of Cambridge Community Development Department will be offering a free Best Retail Practices Program to assist retailers, restaurateurs and storefront  business owners in Cambridge. Best Retail Practices (BRP) brings professional advice to i…

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Cambridge Offers Help to Retailers and Restaurants Through Best Retail Practices Program

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge Community Development Department is pleased to announce that it will once again be offering its Best Retail Practices Program to assist retailers, restaurateurs and storefront business owners in Cambridge. Best R…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy

Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. The Comm…

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2014 Martin Luther King Day Commemoration and Remembrance

Cambridge, MA - Please join the Cambridge Peace Commission as we publicly remember and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.In 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. described the most serious threat to American society with thes…

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Cambridge City Manager Seeks Applicants for Committee on Public Planting

City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking applicants for the Committee on Public Planting. This Committee is charged with the responsibility of promoting and improving the quality and diversity of plantings throughout all areas of Cambridge. This incl…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session January 27, 2014

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months. The next session will be held at the Trolley Square Community Room, 240…

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2013 Municipal Election Recount Results

The 2013 Municipal Election Recount Results are now available on the Cambridge Election Commission website, www.cambridgema.gov/election.aspx. The recount has confirmed the candidates elected in the November 5, 2013 Municipal Election.An inauguration…

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2014 City of Cambridge Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2014 City of Cambridge Scholarship are now being accepted. The City Scholarship fund provides financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post secondary education. Through this program, the City has awarded tho…

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2014 Cambridge Resident Parking Permits Available

Cambridge, MA -- 2014 Resident Parking Permits are now available from the City of Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department.  Although current permits do not expire until January 31, 2014, residents are encouraged to renew early to av…

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Member Sought for Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking residents who are interested in serving on the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust. Established in 1988, the Trust administers and oversees City funds allocated to the Trust for the creation and…

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City of Cambridge Seeks Members for the Central Square Advisory Committee

The City of Cambridge is currently seeking letters of interest from Cambridgeport, Riverside, Area IV, Mid-Cambridge residents and the Central Square business community who would like to serve on the Central Square Advisory Committee. Committee Char…

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Hubway to Pilot Full-Year Program in Cambridge

Cambridge-based Hubway Stations to Remain Available throughout WinterCambridge, MA---Hubway, the metro-Boston area’s public bike share system, will continue to be available to riders throughout winter at almost all Cambridge-based stations. While H…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  Housing personnel from the Community Development Department will be a…

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Veterans’ Day Observance Monday November 11, 2013

Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge Veterans' Organization (CVO), in conjunction with the City's Department of Veterans' Services will hold their annual Veterans’ Day Observance at the Veterans’ World War I Monument, located adjacent to the main gate o…

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Members Needed for Cambridge’s 'Getting to Net Zero' Task Force

Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, is seeking volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force that will advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero…

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Members Sought for Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission

Cambridge, MA - City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking individuals to fill several vacancies on the Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission. Prospective commissioners must either reside or work in Cambridge. The mission …

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Alewife Reservation Constructed Wetland Grand Opening Ceremony on October 15

After a long and collaborative effort between the City of Cambridge’s Department of Public Works, the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the three agencies are pl…

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Cambridge Watershed Bike Tour October 19, 2013

Cambridge, MA - Explore where your water comes from! Join Cambridge Water Department (CWD) staff on a guided bike tour of the watershed. The 34-mile loop will take cyclists from the Walter J. Sullivan Purification Facility at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway i…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session October 21, 2013

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months. Housing personnel from the Community Development Department will be ava…

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City Manager Seeks Members for Recycling Committee

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents and local professionals interested in serving on the Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC is an all volunteer committee which as requested shall provide advice, assis…

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Cambridge Works Transitional Jobs Program Gives Cambridge Residents a Helping Hand

Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its 11th graduating class Sept. 26 at Cambridge City Hall. The program provides a temporary job with the Cit…

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City Manager Seeks Members for Fresh Pond Advisory Board

City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking Cambridge residents to fill vacancies on the Fresh Pond Advisory Board. The Fresh Pond Advisory Board was created in 2001 to advise the City Manager and City boards and commissions on implementation of the Fre…

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Cambridge Relaunches Accessible Cambridge Taxicab Dispatch Program

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge’s Accessible Cambridge Taxicab Program (“ACT Program”) recently relaunched its dispatch service with a local taxicab company serving as the new manager of the dispatch system. Ambassador Brattle…

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Central Square Branch Library to Receive New Elevator

Cambridge, MA -- The Cambridge Public Library is pleased to announce that the Central Square Branch Library will be installing a new elevator.  This is a significant investment on behalf of the City of Cambridge for the Central Square Branch and…

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Cambridge Shred Day Program September 28, 2013

Cambridge, MA - The Cambridge Consumers’ Council and the Public Works Department will be joining forces to host a Cambridge Shred Day Event. The event will be held rain or shine. The event will provide free public shredding and allow resid…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancies

Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.  Th…

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Affordable Rental/Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months. Housing personnel from the Community Development Department will be ava…

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Central Square Branch Library to Close for Construction Work for Approximately Three Months

Cambridge, MA -- The Central Square Branch Library will be closing on Oct. 1, 2013 for approximately three months during the installation of a new elevator.  The work cannot be done safely while the building is open. During this period, the book…

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Temporary MWRA Water Usage in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA---Starting in mid-September, Cambridge drinking water will be supplemented with Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) water. This is a direct result of the Cambridge Water Department coordinating and supporting two MWRA related…

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City Offers Help to Retailers and Restaurants by Sponsoring Best Retail Practices Program

Free Workshop, One-On-One Consultations and Access to Business Improvement GrantsCAMBRIDGE, MA---The City of Cambridge Department of Community Development is  pleased to announce that the City will once again be offering its Best Retail Practice…

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Danehy Park Family Day at Danehy Park

The City of Cambridge will host the 18th Annual Danehy Park Family Day.  Enjoy a fun-filled day of children's amusement rides, arts and crafts, music and roving performers, plus free hot dogs, chips, sodas and T-shirts while supplies last! Check…

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Affirmative Action Advisory Committee Vacancy

Cambridge City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking applications for candidates to serve on the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee (AAAC).The Affirmative Action Advisory Committee discusses policies affecting municipal employment and its impact on …

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Commercial Parking Control Committee Members Vacancy

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking to fill vacancies in the Commercial Parking Control Committee. Pursuant to City Ordinance 10.16, the Commercial Parking Control Committee (CPCC) reviews applications and decides whether to issu…

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Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Renovation Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Design provides greater sustainability and improved space utilizationThe City of Cambridge is proud to announce that the comprehensive renovation project for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Gr…

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Community Preservation Act Committee Public Hearing

The Community Preservation Act Committee will hold a public hearing in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave.  The purpose of the hearing will be to take public comment regarding allocation of Community Preservation …

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held at Jefferson Park Community Room, 1…

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Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Renovation Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Design provides greater sustainability and improved space utilizationThe City of Cambridge is proud to announce that the comprehensive renovation project for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Gr…

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March On 50 Years Forward and the Legacy of the 1963 March on Washington D.C.

The City of Cambridge Employees’ Diversity Committee will host an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, D.C. in the citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments w…

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Cambridge Riverfront Mobile Food Program 2013 Season is Under Way

The successful Riverfront Mobile Food Program is back with new and exciting offerings for the 2013 season. The City of Cambridge invites applications from qualified Mobile Food Vendors to sell freshly-prepared food and beverages at designated spaces …

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Online Voter Registration Search Now Available

The City of Cambridge Election Commission is proud to announce the launch of the new Online Voter Registration Search. Voters will now be able to access a voter registration search page which has been added to the Election Commission website at https…

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Cambridge Residents and Businesses Encouraged to Take Energy Efficiency Survey

The Cambridge Energy Alliance is encouraging Cambridge renters and businesses that lease space in Cambridge to take their Energy Efficiency Survey, and receive a FREE 7-SOCKET SMART POWER STRIP (a $30 value)!  Smart Power Strips automatically el…

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Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program Information Session

The Cambridge Employment Program is hosting an information session for the Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program  at 51 Inman St., Cambridge.    Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program is looking for qualified people w…

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Hubway Riders Complete One Million Rides

Boston-Cambridge Metro, MA---Within less than two years’ time, Hubway hit 1 million rides on July 13 marking a significant milestone for the ever-expanding regional bike share system.  The system is fully integrated amongst the participati…

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Cambridge LGBT Senior Information Fair Monday, July 29, 2013

The Cambridge Council on Aging and the Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission are holding a LGBT Senior Information Fair at the Cambridge Senior Center, at 806 Massachusetts Avenue. Light refreshments will be served, gener…

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City of Cambridge Announces New Mobile Website, Plus New Websites for Water and 22-CityView

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge recently launched a mobile version of its website, www.cambridgema.gov.  Interested users can enter “City of Cambridge MA” or “cambridgema.gov” into their smart phone or tablet brows…

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Cambridge Awarded $112,800 to Fight Homelessness Through Prevention Services

The Patrick Administration’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) awarded the City of Cambridge $112,800 in federal Emergency Solutions Grant funds. These funds will be used to expand upon existing resources to develop a multi…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next sessions will be held at Trolley Square Community Room, …

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City Manager Seeks Members for Fresh Pond Advisory Board Application Deadline Extended to 7-12-13

City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking Cambridge residents to fill vacancies on the Fresh Pond Advisory Board.The Fresh Pond Advisory Board was created in 2001 to advise the City Manager and City boards and commissions on implementation of the Fresh…

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City Employees Bid a Fond Farewell to Retiring City Manager Robert W. Healy

Photo Caption: City of Cambridge and Cambridge Public Schools elected officials past and present, as well as a large group of city Employees bid farewell to retiring City Manager Robert W. Healy at a special ceremony at City Hall on June 20.  Th…

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Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis Joins 45 Mayors and County Leaders Nationwide in Pledge to Create More Resilient Cities

National campaign highlights the City of Cambridge’s leadership and commitment in response to growing extreme weather and energy challenges. Cambridge, MA---Mayor Henrietta Davis has joined 45 other mayors and county officials from around …

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City and School Officials at MLK Elementary Groundbreaking Ceremony

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School & Putnam Avenue Upper School Monday, June 17, at 12 p.m., 100 Putnam Ave. (rear), Cambridge.  Project BackgroundIn Ju…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School & Putnam Avenue Upper School Groundbreaking Ceremony

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School & Putnam Avenue Upper School, 100 Putnam Ave. (rear), Cambridge.  Note on Directions:  Please access site from K…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy Application Deadline Extended

Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 volunteers who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.  …

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City of Cambridge Dance Party

Mass. Ave. will be Closed to Traffic but Open for Dancing! Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Mass. Ave. in front of Cambridge City Hall for the City’s annual Dance Party.  This portion of the street…

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Grand Opening Celebration for CLC, MSC and CHA

Grand Opening Celebration and Open House for Cambridge Community Learning Center Multi-Service Center and Cambridge Housing AuthorityThe City of Cambridge invites you to a grand opening celebration and open house for Cambridge Community Learning Cent…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held at Putnam Gardens Community Room, 6…

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City Manager Seeks Members for Fresh Pond Advisory Board

City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking Cambridge residents to fill vacancies on the Fresh Pond Advisory Board.The Fresh Pond Advisory Board was created in 2001 to advise the City Manager and City boards and commissions on implementation of the Fresh…

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Annual Cambridge GLBT Pride Brunch

The Cambridge GLBT Commission and the Mayor's Office invite you to the 23rd Annual Pride Brunch at Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave. We will have delicious food provided by local establishments and a few short speeches cel…

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2013 City Scholarship Recipients Honored at Special Ceremony

The City of Cambridge recently hosted a special ceremony to honor the recipients of the 2013 City of Cambridge Scholarship. This year, the City awarded 60 scholarships of $2,500 each to Cambridge high school seniors and others pursuing higher educati…

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City of Cambridge News - Celebrate Fresh Pond Day

Celebrate with us the land, water, wildlife and people that make Fresh Pond Reservation in Cambridge a unique and vital place at the Cambridge Water Department’s 6th annual Fresh Pond Day. Parking will be very limited at Fresh Pond, but more is…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Vacancy

Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Made up of 11 members who serve three-year terms, the CHRC meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.  The…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Honors Fair Housing Month Contestants

The Cambridge Human Rights Commission hosted its 20th Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest awards ceremony recently at Cambridge City Hall.  Vali Buland, the Acting Executive Director, emceed the ceremony and Julian Tynes, Chairman of the Massachu…

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Cambridge Named a Gold Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Celebration and Ceremony Planned as part of May 18 Cambridge Bike RideWashington, D.C – As bicycling continues to grow in popularity, leaders in cities across the country, like Cambridge, are embracing the environmental, financial and quality o…

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City of Cambridge Honors 2013 Outstanding City Employees

The City of Cambridge hosted a special awards ceremony Friday, May 10 to honor recipients of the 2013 City Employee Award. City Manager Robert W. Healy presented the awards with assistance from Mayor Henrietta Davis and Deputy City Manager Robert. W.…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  One session will be held Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. – 3…

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Cambridge Works Graduates Tenth Class

Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its tenth graduating class on April 25 at Cambridge City Hall. The program provides a temporary job with the…

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Cambridge Youth Programs’ Middle School Activities Club Upcoming Programs

Cambridge Youth Programs’ Middle School Activities Club (Grades 6-8) engages youth in social activities. Events, days and times may vary. Upcoming special activities for the new session include a Laser Craze Woburn, MA. (Saturday May 14, 11 a.m…

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2013 Cambridge Homeless Census Results

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities across the country to conduct an annual census of individuals and families experiencing homelessness during the last ten days of January. The census includes a count of unshelt…

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Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Receives CCTV’s Organization of the Year

Cambridge, MA -- The board and staff of the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) are thrilled to report that CCPD, along with Tutoring Plus, will be honored with an Organization of the Year Award by Cambridge Community Television…

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Nominations Sought for Cambridge Taxi Driver of the Year 2013

Cambridge, MA  - Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Cambridge Taxi Driver of the Year 2013. The award is presented annually to a Cambridge taxi driver who represents the positive attributes of the many excellent taxi drivers thro…

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Cambridge Hosts: 20th Annual Fair Housing Ceremony

Cambridge, MA - April is Fair Housing Month and the Cambridge Human Rights Commission will hold its 20th Annual Fair Housing Ceremony & Reception. Light refreshments will be served.Please join us in celebrating the artwork of our 6-8th grade stud…

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Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Vacancies. Application Deadline Extended to 4-30-13

Cambridge, MA---Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) advisory board.  Made up of 11 Members who serve three-year terms in a volunteer cap…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  Housing personnel from the Community Development Department will …

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City of Cambridge GLBT Commission Seeks Nominations for Annual Bayard Rustin Service Award

The City of Cambridge's GLBT Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Bayard Rustin Service Award, which is an honor bestowed to a person of color with an outstanding history of service to the GLBT Community. The award will be presented at th…

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Earth Hour Urges People to Turn Out the Lights for One Hour

On Earth Hour, hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, each…

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Cambridge Earns Three Triple A Ratings for Fiscal Management for 15th Consecutive Year

These Ratings Ensure Significant Savings on Major Capital Projects.Cambridge, MA---City Manager Robert W. Healy reported that the City of Cambridge has retained the rare distinction of being one of 37 municipalities in the United States to earn three…

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Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs Only

Rabies has and will continue to be present in Cambridge and throughout the Commonwealth. A bat has already tested positive this year, in the Commonwealth, for the rabies virus. The best thing you can do for your pet (dogs and cats) is to have it vacc…

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Nominations Sought for 2013 Outstanding City Employee Awards

Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking nominations for the 2013 Outstanding City Employee Awards program which recognizes employees for exemplary performance and contributions that go above and beyond job requirements. Cambridge City gover…

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Cambridge Supports White Ribbon Day On March 7, 2013 and Every Day

On March 7, 2013, thousands of men across Massachusetts will stand up and be counted as allies against men’s violence towards women and to promote healthy masculinities. A group of male employees from the City of Cambridge were led by State Rep…

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Cambridge Human Rights Commission Seeks Nominations for Innovations in Fair Housing Awards

The Cambridge Human Rights Commission is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Fair Housing Poster and Essay Contest as part of Fair Housing Month in April.  Parents are urged to encourage their kids who are in Cambridge Public Schools grades …

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Credit 101 Workshop

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge  and the Consumer Credit Counseling Agency  invite you to a Credit 101 Workshop  at the Community Room, George Close Building, 243 Broadway, Cambridge.  This workshop will cover: getting your …

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Cambridge Residents can Save on Prescription Drugs with New Prescription Discount Card!

Cambridge, MA - The City of Cambridge has announced a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.The Prescripti…

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Cambridge Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge will host a program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The program will feature music from the New England Spiritual Ensemble, a community reading of the Emancipation Proclama…

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Cambridge Domestic Violence Campaign '365 Days of Action' Phase Kicks Off

City Councillor Marjorie C. Decker hosted a reception Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in the Office of Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis to thank the various city departments, community agencies and community outreach workers that participated in the domestic vi…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held at the Cambridge City Hall Annex, 3…

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City of Cambridge Receives Municipal Website Award

The City of Cambridge received an award for best Municipal Website in Massachusetts in its population category.  (Category 1: Population of 50,000 or greater) at the Mass Municipal Association’s (MMA) annual meeting January 25 and 26 at th…

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Cambridge First Time Homebuyer Workshop for Four Consecutive Wednesdays

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge Community Development Department invites first time homebuyers to attend a four week workshop starting Wednesday, Feb.  6, from 6 -8 p.m., at Cambridge City Hall Annex , 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Ro…

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Cambridge First Time Homebuyer Workshop for Four Consecutive Wednesdays

Cambridge, MA---The City of Cambridge Community Development Department invites first time homebuyers to attend a four week workshop starting Wednesday, Feb.  6, from 6 -8 p.m., at Cambridge City Hall Annex , 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor Conference Ro…

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2012 Development Overview Shows that Cambridge Continues to be at the Heart of Innovation

Cambridge, MA---2012 brought another great year for Cambridge business and development communities. At a time when construction starts continue to stagnate nationally, in 2012, Cambridge had 2.7 million square feet of major housing and commercial dev…

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Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Vacancies

Cambridge, MA -- Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) advisory board.  Made up of 11 Members who serve three-year terms in a volunteer ca…

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Cambridge Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

CAMBRIDGE, MA---The City of Cambridge will host a program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave.  The program will feature music from the New England Spiritual Ensembl…

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Free Computer Classes Offered by the Cambridge Public LibraryLiteracy Project

Classes are 12 weeks and are free and open to anyone.  No registration is required though classes fill up on a first come first served basis.  Please see list below of upcoming classes. Introduction to Computers Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.Cambri…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held at the Trolley Square Community Roo…

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City of Cambridge Holiday Hours and Trash and Recycling Schedule for Christmas and New Year's

Cambridge, MA---City of Cambridge offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.  On Monday, Dec. 31, city offices will close at 5 p.m. and will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.  City offices wi…

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2013 City of Cambridge Scholarship Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2013 City of Cambridge Scholarship are now being accepted. The City Scholarship fund provides financial assistance to Cambridge residents who wish to pursue post secondary education. Through this program, the City has awarded tho…

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Richard C. Rossi Appointed Cambridge City Manager beginning July 1, 2013

During its Dec. 3 meeting, the Cambridge City Council voted to appoint Deputy City Manager Richard C. Rossi as City Manager beginning July 1, 2013, following the retirement of current City Manager Robert W. Healy on June 30, 2013. The appointment cal…

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Cambridge GLBT Commission Application Deadline Extended

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking individuals to fill several vacancies on the Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission.  Prospective commissioners must either reside or work in Cambridge. The miss…

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Cambridge Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session Dec. 17

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held Monday, Dec. 17, from 6-8 p.m., at …

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War Memorial Recreation Center Winter Season Online Registration for Cambridge Residents Begins Nov. 26

Cambridge, MA -- Residents can begin registering for winter classes at War Memorial Recreation Center, 1640 Cambridge St., Cambridge, on Monday, Nov. 26.  Non-Residents and Walk-In registration begins Monday, Dec. 3.For the winter class schedule…

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2013 Cambridge Resident Parking Permits Available

Cambridge, MA – 2013 Resident Parking Permits are now available through the Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department.  Although current permits do not expire until January 31, 2013, residents are encouraged to renew early by ma…

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2012 Fresh Pond Stewardship Awards Presented to Betsy Meyer and Rebecca Ramsay

Cambridge, MA -- The City of Cambridge hosted the 2012 Fresh Pond Stewardship Awards ceremony Nov. 14 at the Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility. Award recipients Betsy Meyer and Rebecca Ramsay were honored for their long-standing commitme…

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Cambridge City Offices Closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 for Thanksgiving Holiday

Trash, Recycling, Street Cleaning for Thursday and Friday will be One Day Behind Schedule. Cambridge city offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. There will be no trash, recycling pickup or street…

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Cambridge Works Graduates Eighth Class

Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its ninth graduating class on Nov. 8 at Cambridge City Hall. The program provides a temporary job with the City, and…

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Cambridge Kids’ Council Vacancy

Cambridge, MA---City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking a Cambridge resident interested in volunteering to serve on the Cambridge Kids’ Council.  Chaired by the Mayor, the Kids' Council members include elected officials, city department heads,…

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2012 Citizens Survey Results

City Government Performance, Quality of Life in Cambridge and Core City Services Earn High Ratings in 2012 City of Cambridge Citizens Survey Cambridge, MA -- In the 2012 City of Cambridge Citizens Survey, 94% of respondents rated “Overall Quality o…

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A Happy Ending For Cambridge Cat, Wally, And His Owner

After eight weeks of roughing it on the streets of Cambridge, Wally the cat and his owner, Cambridge resident, Grethe Thilly, have been reunited! Luckily he was found just before Hurricane Sandy blew into town.  On Sept. 4, Cambridge Animal Cont…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held Monday, Nov. 19, from 6-8 p.m., at …

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Cambridge Public Library Branches Closed Friday, Nov. 2 For Staff Training

All Cambridge Public Library branches will be closed on Friday, Nov. 2 for a staff

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Paying for Parking in Central Square Lots Gets Easier with New Credit Card Pay Stations/Fee Changes

Over the October 13-14 weekend, the last three metered lots in the City of Cambridge -- Lots 4, 5 and 6 on Bishop Allen Drive -- will be upgraded to replace the old meters with pay stations that allow patrons to pay for parking with either a credit c…

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Cambridge Welcomes Sister City Mayor

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the signing the sister city agreement between Cambridge and San José Las Flores El Salvador, Cambridge will host Felipe Tobar, Mayor of Las Flores for a series of celebrations and presentations.A large event…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session October 15, 2012

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held Monday, Oct. 15, from 6-8 p.m., at …

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Cambridge Named One of The 100 Best Communities For Young People For Its Sixth Year By America’s Promise Alliance and ING U.S.

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Prioritize Youth Education and Well-BeingCambridge, MA - Cambridge was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given t…

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Member Sought for Cambridge Planning Board Vacancy

City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Planning Board.  The Planning Board is the Special Permit granting authority for the city, responsible for review of special permit requests, review and devel…

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Cambridge City Manager Seeks Member for Fresh Pond Advisory Board

City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking Cambridge residents to fill a vacancy on the Fresh Pond Advisory Board.The Fresh Pond Advisory Board was created in 2001 to advise the City Manager and City boards and commissions on implementation of the Fresh…

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Danehy Park Family Day

The City of Cambridge will host the 17th Annual Danehy Park Family Day.  Enjoy a fun-filled day of children's amusement rides, arts and crafts, music and roving performers, plus free hot dogs, chips, sodas and T-shirts while supplies last! Check…

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2012 City of Cambridge Citizen Survey

Take the 2012 City of Cambridge Citizen Survey Online through September 25In its ongoing efforts to identify ways to better serve the community, the City of Cambridge has been conducting a Citizen Survey every other year since 2000.  The 2012 Ci…

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Free Official GED Practice Test with Cambridge Community Learning Center

Take a FREE Official GED® Practice Test with the Cambridge Community Learning Center Saturday, Sept. 22, 1:30–4:30 p.m., at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. (Two blocks from the Red Line at Central Square). Center is …

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Get Up To $2,000 from Cambridge for Installing Solar Hot Water Heaters

CAMBRIDGE, MA---Through November, Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA) is offering Cambridge businesses and residents up to $2,000 to install solar hot water heaters. The CEA Solar Hot Water Grant combined with the state and federal incentives, will allow…

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Community Preservation Act Committee Public Hearing

The purpose of the hearing will be to take public comment regarding allocation of Community Preservation Act Funds for FY12.  These funds may be allocated to affordable housing, open space and historic preservation.Date : Aug. 28, 2012Time : 6 p…

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session August 20, 2012

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs at different locations in the coming months.  The next session will be held Monday, August 20, from 6-8 p.m., a…

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Cambridge Launches Hubway Bike Share Program

Hubway, the regional bike share system, has come to Cambridge!  The system is fully integrated amongst the participating municipalities of Cambridge, Boston, Brookline and Somerville. The official Cambridge launch ceremony will be held on the fr…

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Cambridge Discovery Days 2012

Discover Cambridge with free walks and events on a variety of Cambridge topics, in neighborhoods throughout the city. On Saturday, Aug. 4, explore Kendall Square with Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission;&nb…

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Two Cambridge Condominiums To Be Made Available To Income Eligible First-Time Homebuyers

The Housing Division of the city’s Community Development Department is marketing two, 2-bedroom condominiums that will be made available to an income eligible first-time homebuyer in Cambridge. The units are located at 61-69 Bolton Street in North …

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Cambridge Water Board Member Sought

City Manager Robert W. Healy seeks a Cambridge resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Water Board.The Cambridge Water Board is a five-member board appointed by the City Manager that acts in an advisory role to the Managing Director of the Water …

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Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs Information Session

The City of Cambridge will be holding a series of free Walk-In Informational Sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs over the next several months at different locations.  Housing personnel from the Community Development Departme…

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