Posted in October 2011

Recent Robbery Spree

As many of you may know, there has been a string of armed robberies in Cambridge in recent days, with some of the robberies occurring in East Cambridge. East Cambridge is known as a safe, relatively quiet neighborhood, and to see crimes like these happen here is especially disturbing. Here are the facts about what has happened … Continue reading »

Tomorrow: Mock Green Line Extension Groundbreaking

Somerville High School – map A mock groundbreaking and demonstration will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Somerville High School before the Green Line Extension public meeting that is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The goal of the mock groundbreaking is to protest the recently announced delays in the target completion date for the … Continue reading »

Somerville Begins Single Stream Recycling This Week

This week marked the beginning of the city-wide implementation of Somerville’s Single-Stream Recycling program. Single-stream recycling, which allows residents to dispose of all of their recyclable waste into one large bin without sorting, is designed to increase rates of recycling and make recycling more convenient for citizens. When single-stream recycling was tested in limited parts … Continue reading »

Second Annual ECBA Rib Fest a Major Success

Cambridge Street, East Cambridge – map Thousands of people descended upon East Cambridge from around the region on Sunday to enjoy some of the best BBQ in the greater Boston area.  19 restaurants from Cambridge and Somerville competed for the honor of best ribs in the second annual “Smoke This Rib Fest” while showcasing their … Continue reading »

Transfer Station to Leave Brickbottom Next Year

As was reported in the Somerville Journal earlier this week, Waste Management, which operates a waste transfer station in the Brickbottom area of Somerville, will be required to vacate its location on Poplar Street by October 1st, 2012. The eviction of the transfer station was a goal that Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone articulated in his … Continue reading »

ECBA Smoke This Rib Fest This Sunday!

Forecasters are expecting excellent weather for this Sunday’s Rib Fest in East Cambridge. Today is the last day to purchase a ticket for the rib tasting, so be sure to get yours while they last! See the post below from the East Cambridge Business Association for more information: The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) is … Continue reading »

Feds Approve Funds for Rail Expansion at South Station

The United States Department of Transportation recently approved $32.5 million in grant money to assist the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in expanding and upgrading South Station. I joined Congressman Mike Capuano and a number of my colleagues at the local and state levels in writing a formal letter to MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey both … Continue reading »

Cambridge Responds to Proposed Hazmat Route Changes

In August, I posted an update here about proposed hazardous materials truck route changes that could negatively impact the cities of Cambridge and Somerville. The City of Boston is seeking an officially recognized ban of all Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials (NRHM) from the streets of downtown. While this move is designed to enhance the safety of … Continue reading »