May 2010 Events


May 31, 2010 – Memorial Day Observance at the Cambridge Cemetery 

Mayor David P. Maher welcomed the crowd to the annual Memorial Day Observance at the Cambridge Cemetery on May 31, 2010. This event hosted by the Cambridge Veterans’ Service Department pays tribute to our fallen veterans and is a time for Cambridge residents to take time to reflect on the sacrifices of our veterans. “Our city has a rich history and has played a key role in so many historic events in our nation’s history. Cambridge residents have always been willing to stand up and serve their country in times of conflict and dedicated themselves to service around the world to keep us safe and free at home” said Mayor Maher at the event. The observance featured patriotic songs from a Cambridge Rindge and Latin student as well as a keynote address by Lt. Col. Dan Thieme. 

May 25, 2010 – Mayor Maher touts Microsoft expansion 

On Tuesday May 25, 2010 the Microsoft Corporation announced it is expanding its Cambridge based New England Research and Development Center (NERD). The expansion will add hundreds of jobs at Microsoft’s One Kendall Square office and add to the presence of high-tech and biotech companies in Cambridge. Mayor David P. Maher was interviewed for the unveiling saying “Microsoft’s commitment to the city of Cambridge is an example of how municipalities and the private sector can partner to benefit both the residents of the city and a dynamic company. The city of Cambridge is proud that Microsoft has chosen to expand their presence in Kendall Square”. You can watch Mayor Maher’s full interview here:

May 20, 2010 – Cambridge resident Marvin Gilmore receives the French Medal of Honor 

Mayor David P. Maher was at the Massachusetts State House on May 20, 2010 for the presentation of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian honor, to Marvin Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore, the longtime owner of the Western Front just outside Central Square and prominent figure in the business community for his work as President of the Community Development Corporation of Boston. Mayor Maher said, “Marivn Gilmore’s work has benefited many residents of Cambridge and we are proud of what he’s accomplished both in our community and his heroic service to his country in World War II”. 

May 19, 2010 – Lesley University Commencement 

Lesley University held its annual Commencement Exercises at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on May 19, 2010. Mayor David P. Maher greeted the crowd graduates, parents, Lesley University faculty and staff as well as the keynote speaker, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The Mayor said, “As Lesley’s host city, please know that Cambridge is proud of your achievements and confident in your ability to make a significant civic impact. As you move forward, whether you are continuing your education, beginning a career or volunteering, I wish you the utmost success and best wishes for what lies ahead”. Mayor Maher will also participate in the Harvard and M.I.T. Commencements later in the month. 

May 13, 2010 – Cambridge Rotary Breakfast for CLRS National Honor Society Members 

Mayor David P. Maher joined four students from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin chapter of the National Honor Society at a breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club to speak about leadership and community service. The four students were honored for their work with a local organization that benefits the community and received a $1,000 scholarship for their efforts. The Rotary Club also generously donated $500 to the organizations that the students worked with.  

May 12, 2010 – M.I.T. Senior Picnic 

On Wednesday May 12th Mayor David P. Maher hosted the annual M.I.T. Senior Picnic. The event began at 10am with a near capacity crowd of Cambridge senior citizens streaming through the doors for the annual event that featured lunch, live music and door prizes. Mayor Maher opened the program stating, “I am so pleased to be with you this afternoon and see so many of you come out for this great event. It is an honor to be here and spend time with Cambridge seniors”. The program included songs from the Senior Singers and the Evergreen Senior chorus as well as swing and big band ballads from The Mood Swingers. 

“It’s a pleasure to be here and see so many people enjoying themselves on this great day for Cambridge” said Mayor Maher as he went table to table, greeting the nearly 1,000 seniors in attendance. As the program concluded, prizes were raffled off that were donated from local Cambridge businesses including restaurants, grocery stores and coffee shops. Mayor Maher said, “We are very grateful to the M.I.T. community and local businesses that helped make this picnic possible, I’m impressed and thankful for their commitment to our seniors”.  

May 7, 2010 - The Salvation Army Annual Awards Luncheon 

The Salvation Army hosted their Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday May 12, 2010 at the LeMeridien Hotel. Mayor David P. Maher welcomed the guests and thanks the honorees for their contributions to the Salvation Army and the City of Cambridge. “The Salvation Army is one of the most important and dedicated organizations in our city – your work on behalf of some of our most vulnerable citizens is greatly appreciated” said Mayor Maher. The Salvation Army presented awards to individual volunteers as well as local businesses that have contributed to the organization.

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