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  • Second Round of Catch Basin Treatment to Control West Nile Virus

    The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project (EMMCP) has begun the second round of treating Cambridge catch basins with larvicide to help control West Nile Virus in the City. EMMCP staff on bicycles will add a packet of larvicide to a catch basin and paint an orange dot next to catch basins that have been treated.
  • Partial Roadway Paving Enhancements Scheduled for August 2022

    Beginning August 17th, weather permitting, the City’s contractor, E J Paving, will be performing partial roadway grinding and paving operations to enhance the road conditions on several sections of street around the City. The roadway grinding operation at each location is expected take two days followed by paving of the roadway later that same week, or the following week (weather permitting). For a list of street sections to be re-surfaced, please see below.
  • Help Cambridge Street Trees During Hotter Weather

    During the hotter summer weather, Cambridge street trees need more water. Residents and businesses can help by watering the trees near their property. Smaller street trees need about 20 gallons of water per week with larger street trees needing even more. If you are able to help provide them with some of that, our urban forest would be grateful!
  • City of Cambridge Closures and Service Information for Independence Day Holiday on Monday, July 4

    In observance of the Independence Day holiday, City of Cambridge offices, libraries, and senior centers will be closed on Monday, July 4, and payments will not be required at parking meters and parking meter pay stations. The offices at Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Avenue, will also be closed on July 4, however, the cemetery gates will be open from 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • City Parks Hardcourt Repairs Scheduled

    The City of Cambridge Parks Department has scheduled the following maintenance and repairs to the hardcourt surfaces at Riverside Press Park, Clement Morgan Park, and Rindge Field. These repairs are weather permitting.
  • Eversource Gas Partial Paving Beginning June 21

    Beginning June 21st, weather permitting, Eversource Gas and their subcontractor will be performing partial roadway paving operations on several sections of street around the City.
  • City of Cambridge Offices Closed June 20 in Observance of Juneteenth

    Curbside collection of trash, recycling, compost and yard waste will be one day behind schedule the week of June 20. Street cleaning that normally would have occurred on Monday, June 20, is rescheduled to Wednesday, June 29. Streets will be signed and posted.
  • Weekend Lane Closure on Monsignor O'Brien Highway Beginning Saturday, June 18th

    The MBTA announced today it will proceed with a series of two weekend lane closures on Monsignor O’Brien Highway outbound in Cambridge between the Gilmore Bridge the new Lechmere Station. The work is scheduled to begin, Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, from 7:30 a.m. until late afternoon (3:00 to 6:00 p.m. depending on day-to-day progress). Work is scheduled to continue in this area the following weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26.
  • City Hall Front Entrance Closed for Construction June 6 - August 1

    As part of work associated with the Multi-Department Relocation Plan for City Hall, the front entrance of City Hall will be closed for construction work from June 6 - August 1, 2022.
  • The Department of Public Works will Deliver New Standard Trash Carts June 6–24. Expect Some Traffic Delays during Delivery.

    Each property will receive either 45 gallon or 65 gallon carts to replace current trash barrels and help control rodents. The delivery of multiple trash carts will result in traffic impacts. Starting on June 11, the City will begin collecting old trash barrels the day after your regular pick-up day. Alternatively, old trash barrels can be used for yard waste collection. Only city-issued trash carts will be emptied after June 27, 2022.
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