Month: April 2009

Patriots Day Celebrations Monday April 20, 2009

Somerville – Foss Park – 10:00am
Cambridge – Cambridge Common – 10:45am

This Monday April 20th marks the 234th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Cambridge and Somerville both share a very proud history that put us at the forefront of our nation’s battle for independence. Come and join in the remembrance and reenactments organized by our Veterans Services departments and share with your family a big piece of our local history.

For information on the Somerville Celebration at Foss Park
http://www.somervillema.gov/NewsDetail.cfm?instance_id=1435

For information on the Cambridge Celebration at the Cambridge Common
http://www.cambridgema.gov/VET/NewsDetail.cfm?story_id=2099

SPRING CLEANING PART II: RECYCLE

Cambridge

In addition to cleaning out your closets this spring, perhaps it time to go through the garage and basement. Some of the items that residents would typically throw away on trash day could now be very easily recycled or much more safely disposed of.

At the DPW yard at 147 Hampshire St the city maintains a top notch recycling yard that accepts a variety of items from scrap metal to old computers. So if you find yourself rummaging through the dark corners of your basement wondering how your going to make some room, take a look at the various items you might be able to recycle at the drop off center.
http://www.cambridgema.gov/TheWorks/departments/recycle/Dropoff.html

Additionally the City hosts a number of Hazardous Waste collection days at the Concord Armory.
This year the first one is being held on April 25th. It’s a great opportunity to get rid of chemicals that you may have accumulated over the years. Just load up your trunk and drive through the line, you don’t even have to get out of your car. Workers will unload you and you are on your way in no time.
For information about the items collected please visit
(http://www.cambridgema.gov/TheWorks/schedules/hseHazard.html)

It important that we all contribute to a better environment and proper disposal of harmful chemicals and keeping our recyclable out of landfills can have a tremendous impact on our community.

Some other useful information:

Separate yard waste collection begins the week of April 6th
(http://www.cambridgema.gov/TheWorks/departments/recycle/yardwaste.html)

Multi-family buildings with 6 units or more are eligible for free wheeled recycling toters. DPW will label them for “paper/cardboard” and “containers” and deliver them to your building. To request recycling toters, visit
http://www.cambridgema.gov/TheWorks/departments/recycle/toter_request.html.

SPRING CLEANING PART I: DONATE

Cambridge /Somerville

Spring is here and that means its time for Spring Cleaning. This year in particular keep in mind the many options that you have instead of sending your old treasures to the trash heap. As you sort through your closets, attics and storage bins please realize that many of these items would be welcomed donations at a variety of local charities. The Cambridge Public Works website has a list of local charities that would be happy to accept a variety of donations. Just give your local non profit a call and see if one of your items could enjoy a second life in a new home. Being part of a community means that we all do our part in the times we are facing

For a list of Charities accepting donations please visit
http://www.cambridgema.gov/TheWorks/departments/recycle/donaterecycle.html