• 10/6/2015

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Saturday, October 17

  • 10/6/2015

    Tree Removal Hearing

    October 21, 2015

  • 9/30/2015

    Combined Sewer Overflow September, 30 2015

    Notice Alert: CSO Activation in Alewife Brook

  • 9/28/2015

    Curbside Composting Expanding in North Cambridge

    Volunteers needed to knock on doors & share information with residents

  • 9/25/2015

    Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Citywide Senior Center

    “Temperatures are feeling pretty good, and we are grateful that the work was completed on time,” said Susan Pacheco, Executive Director of the Cambridge Council on Aging. “All of the contractors were also very respectful of programming and keeping areas safe for our Senior Center participants!”

  • 9/25/2015

    Western Ave Roadway Construction

    Full-depth road reconstruction to portions of Western Ave between Mass Ave and Green Street will occur on Monday, September 28. This work is being conducted to ensure that the roadway conditions will be favorable for many years to come.

  • 9/23/2015

    DCR to Remove Six Hazardous Trees along Fresh Pond Parkway

    The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will remove six hazardous trees along the Fresh Pond Parkway.

  • 9/18/2015

    Construction Updates for Huron and Concord Avenues

    Overview of the construction going on with the Alewife Sewer Separation Project.

  • 9/17/2015

    Green Street Sewer Repair

    During recent inspections, the Department of Public Works identified the need for an immediate repair to the sewer main on Green Street between River Street and Magazine Street. The work is expected to begin on Monday, September 21 and last throughout the week, weather permitting.

  • 9/15/2015

    DPW Honors Employees

    Two Cambridge Department of Public Works employees were honored with the Ruth and Carl F. Barron Family Achievement Award on September 14, 2015 at DPW headquarters.

  • 9/9/2015

    Harvard Square Roadway Paving

    JFK Street from Mount Auburn Street to Winthrop Street Mount Auburn Street from JFK Street to Eliot Street September 10 through September 13, 2015

  • 9/1/2015

    Mass Ave Roadway Paving

    Night paving will occur on a section of Massachusetts Avenue from Garfield Street to Forest Street on Friday, September 25. Work hours will be from 7 PM Friday evening until 8 AM Saturday morning.

  • 8/31/2015

    Neighborhood Nine Tree Walk

    Join David Lefcourt, City Arborist, on a tree walk in Neighborhood Nine on Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30 pm. We will meet at the Graham and Parks School at the corner of Linnaean and Avon Streets.

  • 8/27/2015

    DPW Service Schedule for Labor Day

    In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Sept. 7, there will be no trash, recycling, or yard waste collection in Cambridge. Trash and recycling daily pickup routes will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of that week. The odd side B district will be swept on Monday, Aug. 31.

  • 8/27/2015

    Concord Ave Road Work

    Night work on Concord Avenue at the intersection of Huron Ave will start Sunday, August 30th between 8:00pm and 5:00am and is anticipated to be complete by September 4th. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and motorists can expect delays on and around the avenues. Please avoid the area when possible. The Cambridge Police Department will be on site to assist with traffic management. View traffic detour and bus stop relocation.

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