Rendering of Tobin-Montessori School entrance.
Investing in Our Community
Investments are being made in school buildings, firehouses, arts and cultural spaces, broadband, and more.
Volunteers work to plant 40 native species of plants at the Miyawaki Forest at Danehy Park.
Championing Sustainability & Improving Our Community
Urban Forest Canopy. Continued implementation of the Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP) guides development of Cambridge’s tree assets and enables the City to expand the urban forest canopy and be more resilient to climate change.
affordable housing  1627 mass ave
City Investing $38 Million in Affordable Housing in FY23
The City’s 2022-2023 Annual Budget again includes a significant increase in funding for the development and preservation of affordable housing in Cambridge. The chart below breaks down the funding sources
Cambridge Community Learning Center Class
Educational Support and Workforce Development
The Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership (B3), continued its scholarship program for 3 and 4 year-olds from low-income families, adding two new programs to its menu of preschool options, and also increased its number of children accessing B3 scholarships by 13%.
Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. Park in East Cambridge.
Fostering Neighborhood Vitality & Open Spaces
The last two years have highlighted the importance of access to outdoor open space. In FY22, the City launched the Our Parks, Our Plan process to develop an action plan for the City’s open space network, applying an equity lens to criteria that include park access and climate resilience.
Cambridge Police Department is pursing a gold standard in accreditation.
Commitment to Public Safety
The City Council approved a budget of $2.8 million for the creation of a Department of Community Safety (CDCS) that will coordinate community driven solutions to enhance safety and wellness through key services and programs targeted at our most vulnerable populations. CDCS will oversee the Cambridge Alternative Response Program and other efforts to supplement Cambridge Public Safety agencies in making the community a safer place to live, work, and experience for all.
MBTA bus in dedicated bus lane on Route 2.
Transportation & Mobility
Green Line Extension (GLX) opened the Green Line Extension Union Square Station in March 2022, dedicated bus lanes and separated bike facilities were implemented in multiple areas, new Bluebike stations were installed, an much more.
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