City of Cambridge


11/15/2017 3:25 p.m. Expect traffic delays on Sunday, Nov. 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. in Kendall Square, Central Square, Riverside & Cambridgeport during the 2017 Cambridge Half Marathon (Course Time Limit: 3 hours). The event will also impact MBTA bus service along the route. The 13.1 mile race starts at CambridgeSide, heads west through MIT & Harvard to No Beacon St. bridge in Watertown, then back along the Charles River to finish line in Canal Park. More details »


David P Maher

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A lifelong resident of Cambridge, David is currently serving his 8th term on the City Council, serving as the city’s Mayor in 2010-2011 and 2014-2015 and as Vice Mayor during the 2000-2001 term. He also served as a member of the Cambridge School Committee from 1992-1999, serving as Vice Chair during the 1994-1995 term.

David’s family has deep roots in the City of Cambridge.  He grew up on Blakeslee Street, and now resides on Appleton Street in West Cambridge.  The youngest of 4 children, his late father William served as a member of the City Council and was also a Cambridge Police Officer.  David attended Russell and Tobin Elementary Schools, New Prep High School and Suffolk University’s School of Management.

During his tenure on the City Council, David has served as Chair of the Ordinance Committee, Government Operations, Rules & Claims, & University Relations Committee.

David is a gifted mediator and works tirelessly to bring people, with different outlooks, viewpoints and opinions together, whether it be small neighborhood groups, business community, university community, as well as the school community to entertain and explore other alternatives that they may not have previously considered.

David has earned a reputation as a consensus builder.  He has long been active in anti-smoking initiative serving several years as President of the Cambridge Chapter of the American Cancer Society and as the Citywide Chair of the Coalition for a Healthy Future Initiative that helped educate young people about the harmful effects of tobacco products.

During his most recent term as Mayor, David, in conjunction with the City’s (PARK) Day, incorporated the city’s food drive where residents and businesses donated food which then was distributed to our local food pantries; he and former Vice Mayor Benzan inaugurated the City’s first Latino Heritage Breakfast welcoming all the Cambridge Latino Community and Red Sox Player David Ortiz to City Hall; and, hosted the City’s first Ramadan celebration honoring our City’s Muslim Community.

Throughout his career in public service, David has been a tireless advocate for our public schools, senior citizens and livable neighborhoods. David also has more than twenty years of experience in the local non-profit community serving the critical needs of children and families in our community.

To reach David, please call the City Council Office 617-349-4280 or email David at


David P. Maher
120 Appleton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

617 547-7219 (home)
617 349-4276 (work)

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