June 12, 2010 – Mayor’s Pride Brunch
Mayor David P. Maher hosted the 20th annual Mayor’s Pride Brunch in the Sullivan Chambers at City Hall on Saturday June 12, 2010. The theme for this year’s event, “Riots to Rights” reflects the 41st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City which is the historic beginning to the gay rights movement in the United States. At the brunch Mayor Maher said, “As a society we have made a great deal of progress since Stonewall, our society is much more open, accepting, and inclusive. And in many ways Cambridge has been a leader in the fight for equality for all its residents”. Awards were members of the community who have done work on behalf of the GLBT community including Angela McKenzie, a student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin who is a member of Project 10 East to promote a safer and more accepting environment for GLBT students at CRLS.
June 10, 2010 – Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards
The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual award ceremony on June 10, 2010 at the Marriott Hotel in Kendall Square. Mayor David P. Maher delivered opening remarks and welcomed the guests on behalf of the city. This event honored Cambridge based businesses and leaders in the business community in the past year. The winners this year are:
New Member of the Year -- CMIT Solutions Boston
Small Business of the Year -- Kendall Press
Nonprofit of the Year -- CASPAR, Inc.
The Leading Edge -- Triumvirate Environmental
Corporate Citizen of the Year -- Wainwright Bank & Trust Company
Carl F. Barron Business Person of the Year -- Joseph V. Roller II, Cambridge Trust Company
June 10, 2010 – Riverside Park Dedication Ceremony
The new Riverside Park at the corner of Western Avenue and Memorial Drive was dedicated on June 10, 2010. Mayor David P. Maher spoke at the dedication and reflected on what a great asset this new park will be to the neighborhood “This is a great place for residents of the Riverside neighborhood to enjoy the riverfront and open space in Cambridge. Our parks are looking better than ever before”. Riverside Park is a ¾ acre space that was a collaborative effort between the City of Cambridge, Harvard University and the Riverside neighborhood.
June 9, 2010 – Annual Senior Volunteer Recognition Celebration
Mayor David P. Maher thanks the nearly two dozen volunteers who were recognized at the Annual Senior Volunteer Recognition Celebration at the Cambridge Senior Center in Central Square. The awardees volunteer at area hospitals, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, the YWCA and Cambridge Public Schools. Mayor Maher thanks the volunteers saying “Your dedication to serving the community makes Cambridge a better community for us all and on behalf of the city I want to thank you for all that you do”. The annual event was hosted by the Cambridge Senior Volunteer Clearinghouse.
June 3, 2010 – Cambridge Rindge and Latin Graduation
The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School conferred diplomas to 358 graduates at their annual commencement exercises on June 3, 2010. Mayor David P. Maher addressed the graduates and their families. “Investment in our young people is perhaps the best investment we can make in society and I’m proud of the investments we have made in you” said Mayor Maher. As a gift to the graduates, Mayor Maher presented each senior with a flash drive that can save documents and photos from a computer.
June 1, 2010 – Draper Laboratories hosts “Pride at Work” discussion with Mayor Maher
Mayor David P. Maher helped kick off Draper Laboratory’s Pride Month giving a keynote address entitled “Pride at Work” and reflected on the City of Cambridge’s efforts around diversity in the workplace with an emphasis on the GLBT community. The event was attended by nearly 300 Draper employees and a question and answer session followed. Mayor Maher stated, “Cambridge has transformed over the years to be a more inclusive, accepting and forward looking place to live and to work” and “The more we know about one another, the less intimidating and scary these differences are”.