1 hour ago

Resident Sought for Board Vacancy on Cambridge Human Rights Commission

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Resident Sought for Board Vacancy on Cambridge Human Rights Commission
    City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking a resident to fill a vacancy on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission.
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

City Announces Second Minibond Issuance, Invites Residents to Directly Invest in Cambridge

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    City Announces Second Minibond Issuance, Invites Residents to Directly Invest in Cambridge
    Cambridge residents will once again have the chance to invest directly in Cambridge infrastructure by purchasing minibonds. The City expects to sell up to $2.5 million of minibonds in its second minibond sale, which will take place from February 20-26, 2018. Minibonds enable residents to earn tax-exempt interest and invest for the future while supporting the Cambridge capital budget.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Alert - Super Sunday 5K and 5M

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Super Sunday 5K and 5M - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Expect some traffic impacts on Sunday, Feb. 4, from 10-11 a.m. due to rolling road closures on Broadway, Cambridge St., 1st St. and Windsor St. for Race Cancer Foundation's Super Sunday 5K and 5M.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Alert - Snow Emergency Parking Ban

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Snow Emergency Parking Ban - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    The Snow Emergency Parking Ban has been lifted. View service impacts.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Patriots' Day Holiday Services -- Veterans' Observance Event Cancelled

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Patriots' Day Holiday Services -- Veterans' Observance Event Cancelled
    The Veterans' Department Patriots' Day Observance has been cancelled due to weather.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Current Board Vacancies

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Current Board Vacancies
    The City of Cambridge encourages and promotes involvement by residents in the decision-making process through participation in a variety of boards and commissions. Serving on a board or commission can be a rewarding experience and an excellent way to contribute to the quality of life of the community in which you live or work.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Alert - Street Cleaning is Cancelled for theRemainder of 2017 and will resume in April 2018

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Street Cleaning is Cancelled for theRemainder of 2017 and will resume in April 2018 - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Street cleaning is cancelled for the remainder of 2017 and will resume in April 2018
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Climate Protection Action Committee Vacancy

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Climate Protection Action Committee Vacancy
    The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change policy and implementation related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the unavoidable impacts.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

MLK Day of Service

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    MLK Day of Service
    On Monday, January 15, 2018, Many Helping Hands 365, along with representatives from other city agencies, will lead community volunteers in projects to benefit the homeless, homebound elderly, and children and families in honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy. This event is one of the largest community service events in New England.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

City Services, Building Closures and Parking Meters during the Holidays

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    City Services, Building Closures and Parking Meters during the Holidays
    Cambridge City Hall and most municipal buildings will be closed Friday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas Holidays.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Alert - Cambridge Half Marathon Traffic Impacts

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cambridge Half Marathon Traffic Impacts - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Traffic delays in Kendall Square, Central Square, Riverside & Cambridgeport during 2017 Cambridge Half Marathon Sunday, Nov. 19, starting at 7:30 a.m.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Alert - Yulefest 5K Road Race Dec 10

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Yulefest 5K Road Race Dec 10 - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Traffic disruptions due to Yulefest 5K Road Race
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

20 MPH Safety Zones in City Squares Aims to Reduce Serious Injuries & Fatalities

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    20 MPH Safety Zones in City Squares Aims to Reduce Serious Injuries & Fatalities
    As part of its Vision Zero Action Plan unveiled earlier this month, 20 MPH Safety Zones will be implemented in the City's Squares as of March 1, 2018. This affects Central, Kendall, Inman, Harvard and Porter Squares.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

How Would You Spend $800,000 to Improve Cambridge? Vote Dec. 2-8

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    How Would You Spend $800,000 to Improve Cambridge? Vote Dec. 2-8
    Cambridge residents age 12 or older can vote from Dec. 2-8, on how to spend $800,000 on projects to improve the city.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Cambridge Earns AAA Ratings for 19th Year

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cambridge Earns AAA Ratings for 19th Year
    The City of Cambridge has retained its noteworthy distinction of being one of approximately 33 municipalities in the U.S. to earn AAA ratings from each of the nation's three major credit rating agencies. Each year since 1999, the City has received these ratings from Moody's Investors Service, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

City Hall Lighting Ceremony for Autism Awareness Apr. 2

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    City Hall Lighting Ceremony for Autism Awareness Apr. 2
    Cambridge will commemorate Autism Awareness Month by lighting City Hall in blue light.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Earth Hour Cambridge Celebration March 24

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Earth Hour Cambridge Celebration March 24
    Every year, hundreds of millions of people around the world switch off their lights for one designated hour to demonstrate a commitment to fighting climate change. The City of Cambridge will participate in the worldwide Earth Hour Celebration by turning off the lights at City Hall, the Cambridge Public Library at 449 Broadway, and other municipal buildings.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Alert - Winter Classic 5K Traffic Impacts

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Winter Classic 5K Traffic Impacts - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Winter Classic 5K Road Closures
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cambridge Celebrates Black History Month
    Join the City of Cambridge for two special events in celebration of Black History Month.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Mending Cambridge: An Interactive Conversation for Men on Ending Sexual Harassment & Gender-Based Violence

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Mending Cambridge: An Interactive Conversation for Men on Ending Sexual Harassment & Gender-Based Violence
    Join us for a White Ribbon Day pledge and a facilitated discussion about what men can do in the #metoo Movement to help end sexual harassment and gender-based violence.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

New Law on April 1, 2018 to Impact Short Term Rental Properties

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    New Law on April 1, 2018 to Impact Short Term Rental Properties
    The Cambridge City Council adopted a Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance (#1397) which goes in effect on April 1, 2018 and regulates the rental of property for transient housing (stays up to 30 days).
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Members Sought for Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Members Sought for Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force
    The Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force will advise and provide guidance and feedback to a project team charged with developing a comprehensive Urban Forest Master Plan.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Senior Center Computer Classes, Social Groups & Events Keep Cambridge Seniors Engaged and Active

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Senior Center Computer Classes, Social Groups & Events Keep Cambridge Seniors Engaged and Active
    The Cambridge Senior Center provides a variety of services and classes, including the: senior food pantry; counseling and support groups; vision and blood pressure screening; breakfast and lunch service; men's groups; computer classes; and educational and recreational offerings.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Cambridge Celebrates Women's History Month

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cambridge Celebrates Women's History Month
    Cambridge Celebrates Women's History Month
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Alert - Cambridge 5K CraicFest Road Race March 11

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cambridge 5K CraicFest Road Race March 11 - City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Expect traffic delays near Lechmere MBTA & Museum of Science on Sunday, March 11, from 9-10:15 a.m. due to the Cambridge 5K - Craicfest road race.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

5 hours ago

Cambridge Science Festival Apr. 13-22 Makes Science Engaging and Fun

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

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795 Massachusetts Ave.

    Cambridge Science Festival Apr. 13-22 Makes Science Engaging and Fun
    Join us for this 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, including Science in the City Friday, Apr. 20.
    https://www.cambridgema.gov

24 hours ago

Group seeks to prioritize MBTA bus transit

The city of Everett implemented a bus-only lane on upper Broadway, and Cambridge has used transit signal priority at nearly a dozen intersections along Massachusetts Avenue and Prospect Street.

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1100 Washington Street

    Group seeks to prioritize MBTA bus transit
    The problem with artificially reducing a state's population today is that it will deprive the state of deserved federal funds. ... Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department SUFFOLK Division Docket No. SU18C0140CA In the matter of ... Electronic bids for MBTA Contract No.
    http://baystatebanner.com

42 hours ago

We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one o...

We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one of the best views in the neighborhood. 🌆 #CentralSQ 📷: @ektaraochavan on Instagram


45 hours ago

Minor Traffic Delays During Spring Classic 5k Road Race Sunday, April 22

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

Race begins at 9:30 from 64 Sidney St (at Franklin St) to Pacific St 

    Minor Traffic Delays During Spring Classic 5k Road Race Sunday, April 22
    Expect some traffic impacts during Spring Classic 5k Road Race Sunday, April 22. Road closures on Sidney St. (from Franklin to Pacific St.), and on Franklin St. (from Brookline to Sidney St.), from approximately 9-10:30 a.m.
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

3 days ago

#CSBAspotlight: On The Rise

#CSBAspotlight: On The Rise

    #CSBAspotlight: On The Rise
    As Women's History Month comes to a close, it's time for a #CSBAspotlight on On The Rise (OTR)! OTR is a team of 13 staff members (and volunteers & interns) that help provide homeless and formerly homeless women with the tools and services they need to succeed.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

3 days ago

#CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes

#CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes

    #CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes
    It's time for the latest #CSBAspotlight - Teddy Shoes ! This #CentralSQ staple has been a part of our community since 1957 and has evolved with the neighborhood. "When my father (Theodore) started the business, his parents owned this building - so we've always been located in this exact spot.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

4 days ago

Cross the finish line, then keep running to #...

Cross the finish line, then keep running to #CentralSQ! #CSBA member Central Square Florist gives away free roses to marathon runners each #MarathonMonday 🌹


Apr 11

$500 & $1,000 Mini-Grants Available for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Projects. Apply by 4-13-18.

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    $500 & $1,000 Mini-Grants Available for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Projects. Apply by 4-13-18.
    The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion initiative, will award seven $500 mini-grants and three $1,000 mini-grants to support community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

Apr 10

Two words: FREE. PIZZA. 🍕 To close out Oath P...

Two words: FREE. PIZZA. 🍕 To close out Oath Pizza's CSBA Instagram takeover, they’re giving away two gift cards! Visit instagram.com/centralsquarema to enter.


Apr 10

Calling all pizza lovers in #CentralSQ 🍕 #CSB...

Calling all pizza lovers in #CentralSQ 🍕 #CSBA member Oath Pizza is taking over our Instagram today! Follow along on our Instagram story: instagram.com/centralsquarema 👇


Apr 09

Cambridge Science Festival Apr. 13-22 Makes Science Engaging and Fun

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cambridge Science Festival Apr. 13-22 Makes Science Engaging and Fun
    A Science Carnival & Robot Zoo Saturday, Apr. 14, 12-4 p.m., and Science in the City Friday, Apr. 20, 12-3 p.m., are among the array of multifaceted, multicultural events taking place during the 10-day festival.
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

Apr 08

From the residents who call #CentralSQ home t...

From the residents who call #CentralSQ home to the officers who keep our neighborhood safe, we’re thankful for all of our #CitizensOfCentralSQ 💙 📷: Cambridge Police Department


Apr 08

Phantom Gourmet: Mainely Burgers In Cambridge

“Mainely Burgers is a summer business that my brother started in 2012. And we’ve seen it grow in Maine as a food truck business for 5 years. And then finally, here we are sitting at 704 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge’s Central Square in our very first brick and mortar restaurant,” said Max.

    Phantom Gourmet: Mainely Burgers In Cambridge
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) - In Central Square Cambridge, there's a restaurant where the central focus is mainly on burgers...and that place is named Mainely Burgers. While burgers are definitely what this place is all about, the name actually comes from the great state of Maine, where owners Max and Jack Barber, and the business itself, were born.
    http://boston.cbslocal.com

Apr 06

City of Cambridge Closures, Observances, and Services for Patriots' Day Holiday

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    City of Cambridge Closures, Observances, and Services for Patriots' Day Holiday
    City service schedule, closures and observances on Patriots' Day Monday, Apr. 16
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

Apr 05

Five things to do this weekend: April 6-8

Giving@First 24-Hour Play Festival from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., just off College Avenue near Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets are $20, which goes to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

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The Comedy Studio Presents from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville. Tickets are $5 (or $6.15 with the online service fee), benefiting the Community Action Agency of Somerville.

MTA Playwrights Lab from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 8 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at MIT Theater Arts, 345 Vassar St., in the MIT/Area II neighborhood. Free.

    Five things to do this weekend: April 6-8
    The Comedy Studio Presents from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville. Tickets are $5 (or $6.15 with the online service fee), benefiting the Community Action Agency of Somerville. Before getting its permanent home at Bow Market, the Comedy Studio (late of Harvard Square) is introducing itself to Somerville with a series of guest gigs.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

Apr 05

April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
    Celebrating the men and women responsible for dispatching police, fire, and emergency medical services to those in need.
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

Apr 05

Central Square Business Association added 2 n...

Heads up, #CentralSQ commuters! The elevator at the Central MBTA station will be out of service beginning Monday, April 9th. More information: https://mbta.com/stops/place-cntsq


Apr 03

National Public Health Week Apr. 2-8. Exhibit Showcases City's Top Health Priorities

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    National Public Health Week Apr. 2-8. Exhibit Showcases City's Top Health Priorities
    Please join the Cambridge Public Health Department in celebrating National Public Health Week and the many ways that all of us are working to creating healthier communities in Massachusetts.
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

Apr 03

Please give a warm welcome to our newest #CSB...

Please give a warm welcome to our newest #CSBA member, Whole Heart Provisions! You may have eaten at their Allston location, but we’re excited to announce they’ll be opening up a new location in #CentralSQ very soon 🥗 📷: @the_maya_lifestyle on Instagram


Apr 02

Cambridge Joins National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Cambridge Joins National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
    Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.
    http://www.cambridgema.gov

Apr 01

Happy #Easter from #CentralSQ! We’re looking ...

Happy #Easter from #CentralSQ! We’re looking forward to blue skies & fresh blooms around the neighborhood as the weather starts to feel a bit more like spring ☀️ 📷: @lioshenkawaco on Instagram


Mar 29

Central Square Business Association added 9 n...

As #WomensHistoryMonth comes to a close, it’s time for a #CSBAspotlight on On The Rise (OTR)! OTR is a team of 13 staff members (and volunteers & interns) that help provide homeless and formerly homeless women with the tools and services they need to succeed. Get an inside look at the organization below! “OTR was founded in the mid 1990s by a recent Harvard University graduate who worked at the student-run shelter and realized there is a whole community of people who were falling through the cracks of social services. At the time, many services for the homeless claiming to be inclusive would screen women out because of issues like substance abuse & addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence situations, etc. and require people to prove readiness for services. The basis for OTR was to create a very low threshold for entry and not have a timeline-centered program of how long people have before they should be ‘cured.’ These issues that took a lifetime to develop are not going to disappear overnight — sometimes a 90-day program isn’t enough. Our house, the Safe Haven, really becomes home for the women who come here. They can use our address as their permanent mailing address, relax and watch TV, check email, do laundry, take a shower, enjoy meals, and so much more. With a holistic approach, we aim to let these women become comfortable, form relationships with the staff, and lead us to understanding their needs and allowing us to help them access the services they need. They are the experts in what they need and we’re creating an environment where their initiative can flourish. Our programs have a huge emphasis on building relationships and trust. Some of the main issues associated with homelessness include substance abuse, medical and mental health, and legal issues. In dealing with these issues, many of the women have had experiences that lead them to not trust people, specifically in the social services, healthcare, and legal systems. We work with them to provide and connect them to the services they can trust. A big initiative of ours is the Keep the Keys program — emphasizing the importance of continued services after women have found housing. There are many opportunities that just aren’t an option when you’re homeless (e.g. jobs, healthcare, getting an education) because it’s just too difficult or chaotic. Those opportunities tend to open up for the first time in many years once a woman has secured housing. We’re invested in these relationships long-term and want to be a part of that journey and ensure their continued success.” — Martha Sandler, Benny Wheat, Charyti Reiter, & Delphene Mooney of On The Rise On The Rise would like to send a special thank you to their local partners, volunteers, and interns for all the work they do to keep the organization running! For more information about the organization, visit ontherise.org!


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