Posted in November 2012

Road Construction on Main St. Begins Dec. 10

Drivers and cyclists planning to use the Longfellow Bridge this winter should be aware of a new phase of Cambridge’s ongoing sewer separation project. Beginning Monday, December 10, construction will take place on Main St. between Third St. and the Longfellow Bridge. Crews will work from 7am-4pm every weekday (weather permitting), and this phase of … Continue reading »

Cambridge Historical Commission Receives MCC Grant

The Massachusetts Cultural Council rarely gets the credit it deserves. The Council’s grants are typically small, but they allow cultural institutions to keep doing good work. Recently, the Cambridge Historical Commission received one of those grants, a total of $5,000 to pay for two part-time Archives Assistants. What do Archives Assistants do? According to Cambridge Historical Commission … Continue reading »

New Recycling Bins for Cambridge Residents

The Cambridge Department of Public Works is replacing residents’ recycling bins. For free. Starting today, the DPW has asked residents to leave their empty recycling bins at the curb until 5:30pm the day after your normal collection day. Basically, all you’ll have to do is take out your recycling as you normally would, then leave the bin at … Continue reading »

DCR Matching Funds Program Now Accepting Applications

The Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced its Partnership Matching Funds program for 2013. These grants are a great way to leverage local enthusiasm for a particular environmental project, and I encourage anyone with a passion for the environment to come up with a project and apply. To be eligible, projects must improve existing … Continue reading »

Shop Local on Black Friday

Black Friday is upon us, and I, for one, am going to try to avoid the crowds. But if you do go shopping today, I hope you’ll spend some time in Cambridge and Somerville’s small businesses. The lines will be shorter, your gifts will feel more personal, and you’ll contribute to our local economy. The … Continue reading »

Vernon Street Open Studios Coming Soon!

While Cambridge Open Studios is just starting registration, Somerville’s Vernon Street Studios are in the home stretch for their own gala. From November 30 to December 2, Vernon Street’s Open Studios will showcase works by more than 70 of the ‘Ville’s best artists alongside photography classes, an art raffle, and much more. At 11:30am on Sunday, … Continue reading »

Community Meeting for Scheduled Road Maintenance

Road crews are coming to East Cambridge next year. Right now, the crews are planning to improve both the roadways and the sidewalks on Fulkerson St. (between Cambridge St. and Charles St.) and Thorndike St. (between Sciarappa St. and Fulkerson St.), and we need your input to make this project the best it can be. Next week, … Continue reading »

Key Agreement Reached on Courthouse Redevelopment Project

I’m pleased to announce that an important milestone has been reached in our efforts to redevelop the courthouse in East Cambridge. A quick primer: the Commonwealth has been planning to sell the Middlesex Jail in East Cambridge, but first we needed to determine where the current inmates would be housed going forward. Sheriff Peter Kotoujian and the authorities … Continue reading »