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Winter is Coming... Are You Ready?
With the winter season upon us, this article reminds residents and property owners of their responsibilities per City Ordinance regarding snow and ice removal following a storm.
Textiles and Mattresses Banned from Trash Disposal
The City of Cambridge offers a free Mattress Recycling Program, but pickup must be scheduled. Residents can schedule a textiles pickup or use one of 12 drop-off sites.
Tips for Controlling Rodents
Placing all food waste in locking compost carts is one of the best ways to combat rodents.
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.
Redefining Community Engagement
In FY22, the Community Development Department (CDD) established a Community Engagement Advisory Group for staff to share best practices and reflect on strategies to make engagement more inclusive and equitable. This Group developed a handbook on inclusive and equitable engagement best practices which will be published in September 2022. The handbook, which uses an anti-racism and equity lens to approach planning, implementation, and reflection of community engagement strategies, will be used to increase participation in public processes and programs.
Supporting Youth and Families, Seniors, & Veterans
Preschool, Childcare, and Afterschool programs, a part of the Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP), returned to in-person care and child-centered programming in September 2021.
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.
City of Cambridge Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Continued through FY22
Since March 2020, the City and its partners have made enormous strides in the fight against COVID-19 and its subsequent variants. As of May 2022, over 93% of Cambridge residents have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 77% are fully vaccinated. The City has built the necessary public health, communications, testing, and vaccine infrastructure needed to scale operations quickly to meet any emerging need in Cambridge.
Message from the City Manager
A message from City Manager Louis A. DePasquale on the strength of this City and how departments, leadership, and staff work collaboratively with our elected officials.
Proposed Community Safety Department to Offer Alternative Response to Non-Violent and Behavioral Health Crisis 911 Calls
The City of Cambridge is proposing a new Community Safety Department (CSD) that will coordinate community driven solutions to enhance safety in the community, with key services and programs targeted at our most vulnerable populations.
Developing Universal Pre-K
The Birth to 3rd Grade (B3) Partnership is serving as the lead office in the design, development, and implementation of the City’s system of Universal Pre-K
Creating High Quality Open Spaces
The last two years have highlighted the importance of access to outdoor open space.
Stormwater Management Initiatives Help Reduce Flooding and Sewer Overflow
Twenty-five years of major investment in sewer and stormwater infrastructure and maintenance has significantly improved the quality of water discharged to the Charles River, the Little River, the Alewife Brook, the Mystic River, and the Boston Harbor.
New Trash Carts Arriving Soon
The Department of Public Works (DPW) will deliver standard trash carts to all buildings where the City collects trash between June 6-24.
Expanding Advanced Life Support Services
Cambridge Fire Department (CFD) will hire eight firefighters in FY23 to expand the delivery of Advanced Life Support, (ALS) or Paramedic service, to the community.
Supporting Language Justice
The City continues its work to support language justice, the right to understand and be understood in the language in which a person is most comfortable.
Access Digital Versions of CityView and Other City Publications
A new interactive website for digital City publications
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