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Homelessness prevention program now accepting applications

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) is now accepting applications for the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program. Through RAFT, eligible families can apply for funds that can be used to help retain their housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid becoming homeless. For more information on the program, including eligibility requirements and how … Continue reading »

Mayor Maher’s Allston Street Fire Relief Fund

The City of  Cambridge and Mayor David Maher have created a Fire Relief Fund for the nine families that were displaced by the devastating fire that ripped through three homes on Allston Street during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 27th. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but the majority of the residents displaced were … Continue reading »

East End House Receives Re-Accreditation

Congratulations to the East End House for receiving re-accreditation from both the Council of Accreditation (COA) as well as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This endorsement recognizes that East End’s practices are in full alignment with best practices for the learning, health, and development of our youth. East End House, … Continue reading »

Keeping Your Home Warm and Cozy this Winter

Winter is here, and a blast of Arctic air is on its way to New England. If you’re worried about paying your heating bills this year, there are a couple programs you should know about. The first line of defense is the Fuel Assistance Program, which helps low-income households pay their heating bills in the … Continue reading »

Turning the Grand Junction into a Space for our Community

The following is a press release from my 2013 City Council re-election campaign. -Tim On Wednesday, City Councillor Tim Toomey released a new video highlighting his work on issues related to the Grand Junction Railroad in Cambridge. The Grand Junction, which traverses several Cambridge neighborhoods, has become a hot button issue in recent years with proposals for … Continue reading »

No Car Traffic on Longfellow Bridge This Weekend

The first of five “weekend diversions” related to the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation begins this weekend. That means no cars will cross the Longfellow on Saturday and Sunday. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, but cyclists will be asked to walk their bikes across the river. For late-breaking news, please visit the MBTA’s … Continue reading »