Posted in June 2012

Green Energy Bill to be Debated by House

This morning, the House of Representatives gave initial approval to An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity, a bill that aims to increase the amount of electricity that is produced through renewable means in Massachusetts. One of the ways in which this piece of legislation would accomplish this goal is by encouraging more homeowners and … Continue reading »

Kendall Square Farmers’ Market and Concert Series

Information from Kendall Square Corporation about this summer’s farmers’ market: Farmers Market @ Kendall Square Thursdays June through September 11 AM to 2 PM Since 2007, Kendall Square Corporation has hosted its annual summer Farmers’ Market in the heart of Kendall Square.  Through the dedication of our vendors and the support of the entire community, the Farmers’ … Continue reading »

Kendall Square Police Activity

This afternoon, there was an incident in Kendall Square where the Massachusetts State Police were involved in a vehicle stop that resulted in shots fired, but there were no injuries. The State Police attempted to stop a vehicle on the Tobin bridge, but the driver refused to stop and was pursued into Cambridge. The driver fled … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Safety Improvements Made to Somerville Intersections

Last Spring, I joined the Somerville legislative delegation, Alderman Maryann Heuston, representatives from Mayor Joe Curtatone’s office, and state transportation officials from MassDOT in touring two intersections in Somerville that desperately needed pedestrian safety improvements. The intersections where Medford St. crosses Washington St. and Somerville Ave. sit in the shadow of the McGrath Highway McCarthy … Continue reading »

Distracted Driving Can Have Tragic Consequences

The recent conviction of a Haverhill teenager is a reminder that texting while driving can have tragic, irreversible consequences. Donald Bowley was 55 when he was killed in a head on collision with a young man that veered over the center line into oncoming traffic. His girlfriend was seriously injured in the accident. The driver … Continue reading »

Shooting on Willow Street

I am deeply saddened by the tragic event that occurred on Willow Street last night. I know that many neighbors have questions about what happened yesterday and I am working to set up a public meeting once information becomes available. There will be a vigil on Willow Street at 7 p.m. tonight.  The vigil will … Continue reading »

Foundry Works Building Meeting to be Held Monday

Many members of the East Cambridge community are familiar with Alexandria Real Estate’s construction of thousands of square feet of new lab and office space in Kendall Square. As mitigation for the effects of development and construction, the City of Cambridge has secured a number of commitments from Alexandria including a new park, a large … Continue reading »