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Key Dates - Mid Cambridge City Park

This chronology was read into the minutes of the June 27, 1996 Library 21 meeting:

1975
New high school being planned by City and School Department

9/10/75
Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Association (MCNA) High School (park) formed to study impact and protect open space and to obtain replacement open space

11/75
MCNA votes to support new high school on present site, with promise to participate in planning of enlarged park space

12/75
MCNA lobbies City Council and it votes to develop an enlarged site for park land with building of the new high school

2/76
MCNA circulates city wide questionnaire, also published in the Chronicle, asking what kind of park should be planned. 227 responses.

76-77
Litigation results in legal opinions recognizing park land from Ellery Street, including land in front of library

6/15/82
School Committee cedes any claim of "library park" to City Manager's jurisdiction

5/83
City Manager appoints MCNA members to chair a committee, including various City department chiefs (or their delegates) to oversee maintenance of "Mid Cambridge City Park"

83-96
This Committee meets faithfully once every spring and every fall over 13 years, fulfilling it's mission.