• 4/26/2017

    ARBOR WEEK: April Flowering Trees

    This map shows flowering trees planted and maintained by the City of Cambridge on streets, in parks and around city buildings that are typically in bloom in April.

  • 4/26/2017

    ARBOR WEEK: Tree Walk

    Open up our Street Tree Map on your phone, enable GPS, and just like that you can walk through the streets of Cambridge and find out what species of trees are surrounding you.

  • 4/25/2017

    Rindge Ave Sewer Repair Work, 4/26-4/28

    Crews will repair a section of sewer from Yerxa Rd to Middlesex St

  • 4/24/2017

    City of Cambridge Celebrates “Arbor Week” April 24-28

    Join the Department of Public Works to celebrate the City’s first “Arbor Week.” This special week is focused on activities and information to promote Cambridge’s Urban Forest and runs from Monday, April 24th through Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th.

  • 4/13/2017

    Joint Public Notice CSO Control Plan Update

    This notice is required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as an annual update on the progress of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) control measures to improve the water quality of Alewife Brook. You are receiving this notice because your property lies within the extended 100-year floodplain of Alewife Brook as established and currently in effect by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • 4/13/2017

    2017 Commissioner's Awards

    Four DPW employees who demonstrated exemplary work performance will be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 24th.

  • 4/11/2017

    DPW Service Schedule for Patriots’ Day Holiday

    In observance of the Patriots’ Day Holiday on Monday, April 17th, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 4/5/2017

    Green Street Closure April 7th & 10th

    In conjunction with an ongoing project at the Manning Apartments (237 Franklin St.), Green Street will be closed on Friday, April 7th and Monday, April 10th from 9am-6pm to allow for the dismantling and removal of the cranes currently in the area.

  • 3/22/2017

    Household Hazardous Waste Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8th

    The City of Cambridge is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste collection day on Saturday, April 8th, from 9am to 1pm in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park.

  • 3/20/2017

    Street Cleaning & Yard Waste Pickup to Resume in April

    As the 2017 spring season approaches, several DPW services are scheduled to resume in Cambridge.

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