1/16/2019 7:27 p.m. There will be emergency demolition work that will begin tonight, January 16, beginning at approximately 8pm.  This work is to demolish the fire damaged building at the corner of Cambridge Street and Hunting Street. The demolition is expected to be completed by midnight, however, crews will be working into the early morning to secure and cover the site. No debris will be removed this evening. Residents can expect the area to be illuminated and noise from machinery conducting the work. The Cambridge Fire Department, Inspectional Services, and the Department of Public Works will be on scene. If you have questions about this emergency demolition, please call the emergency communications center at 617-349-3300. Since the building is unsafe it has be removed immediately. 


Human Rights Commission Meeting


2nd Floor Conference Room
51 Inman St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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  • City Wide


Crystal Rosa



1. Call to order

2. Public comment 

3. Review and approval of October 2018 minutes

4. Executive Director’s Report 

5. October meeting follow up: 

• Baby U – Lead Law/Family Status discrim. – Nadia update
• Implicit bias presentation on Wednesday, October 17th at CRLS Auditorium – collaboration with Civic Unity -  feedback?
• LGBTQ+ CMSN/Mayor’s Office October Town Hall-type event with youth focus (10/11/18 at 6:00 PM – City Hall Council Chamber) - feedback?
• CT Human Rights Cmsn Guidance on Non-discrimination in Hiring Veterans (Kuong Ly) – discussion

6. New Business: 

• Nominations for Chair/Vice Chair for 2019
• Online discrimination intake form – English online 5/30/18. Spanish/Kreyol translations drafted/pending IT finalizing details
• FHO:  awaits Legislative ruling on Home Rule petition

7. Outreach: 
• Outreach @ CDD/Housing Inclusionary Info mtg – Josh
• CHRC contact “postcards” for Commissioners
• Outreach to CRLS Guidance Counselors – they may know about students’ family housing issues?
• Potential new sites for CHRC presentations: Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge Libraries, Vet’s Services, CRLS
• Outreach to properties that have had multiple Complaints alleged against them in recent years, for education - Sabrina

8. Future Planning
• CHRC/LGBTQ+ Collaboration: Public Accommodations Law Trainings for Licensed Businesses – POSTPONED – Awaiting Law Dept. review/approval following referendum vote in November 2018

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