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Temporary Fire Station
Logistics Behind Major Renovations at Cambridge Fire Headquarters
During the Fire Headquarters renovation, expected to be completed in 2026, firefighters will move into Station 10, a temporary fire facility located at 15 Hovey Avenue (across from Spaulding Hospital) and administration staff will relocate to 23 Bay Street.  
City Manager Yi-An Huang Seated at His Desk
Manager’s Message
An early priority for me has been to get to know the people who keep our City running and are working hard to make it better. I’ve been incredibly impressed by the dedication and expertise of our City leaders and staff.
Giant Deer in Inman Square from the front
A Giant Deer Lands in Inman Square
The Giant Deer in Inman Square is a 3,500-pound, 12-foot sculpture created and placed to serve as a landmark in the reconstructed and improved square.
Participatory Budgeting delegates discussing in the chambers
Participatory Budgeting in Cambridge Turns 10!
Participatory Budgeting, a democratic process that empowers community members through civic engagement to decide how to spend part of a public budget, turned 10 this fall.
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New Role Integrates a Mental Health Professional with Dispatchers
In 2023, the City of Cambridge designated a new position within the Emergency Communications Department; a 911 Call Center Clinician. This is a new, unique public safety position as it places a mental health professional directly inside the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) alongside dispatchers.
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Rise Up Cambridge Gives Relief to Families
Through Rise Up, Cambridge became the first city in the nation to introduce a non-lottery program to provide direct cash assistance to all eligible families. Ultimately, the City was focused helping families with children to meet their basic needs.
Participants planting a tree
Creatively Expanding the Urban Forest
In 2019, the City of Cambridge completed its Urban Forestry Master Plan. Since, the city has rebranded and taken action to upkeep the Urban Forestry Master Plan through programs such as Forest Friends and Water by Bike.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Class
Training Reduces the Impact of Opioid Overdoses
To help make our community safer, the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) provides free overdose prevention training in partnership with Somerville Health and Human Services.
Block Party - kids playing on the street
Block Party Initiative Triples Neighborhood Celebrations
How do you build community, strengthen connections among neighbors, and showcase creativity to make a healthier—and more fun—Cambridge? Block parties. 
Dance Party 2023
Dance Party Returns With One of Its Biggest Crowds
The City of Cambridge’s Annual Dance Party is finally back. After three years of cancellations due to COVID-19, the 2023 Dance Party had one of the biggest crowds yet, with an expanded event area, colorful lights, and music.
Animal Control Officers hold one of their favorite reptiles
Animal Control Officers and Volunteers Provide Special Care and Support for our Wildlife
Learn how Cambridge Animal Control Officers take extensive measures to ensure sick or injured animals receive the best care and support. 
Journey Towards a Greener Transportation System
Journey Towards a Greener Transportation System
Cambridge promotes sustainable transportation through education, community workshops, planning, and infrastructure projects. Resident volunteers can provide input on transportation projects. The City is investing in Electric Vehicle infrastructure and adding more fully electric vehicles to its fleet.
Community Members and Pilot Microgrid
Neighborhood Energy Source The Port Microgrid
The City is working with community members on a pilot microgrid in The Port to provide a clean, reliable local energy source.
52 New Street. Construction is expected to begin soon on 107 units of affordable rental housing.
Cambridge’s Commitment to Affordable Housing: Preserving and Creating Sustainable Communities
In the next year, the City of Cambridge will invest over $46.3 million into affordable housing.
Image of Cambridge City Manager Yi-An-Huang
City Manager's Message
An overview message from the City Manager outlining the budget process, the City's financial stability and the importance of transparency on how we spend our money
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Cambridge Seeks to Build a Foundation of Antiracism, Equity, and Inclusion
Cambridge seeks to build a community where equity is the foundations and inclusion is represented in our intentional actions
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Apply for Financial Support from Rise Up Cambridge by July 31, 2023
The Rise Up Cambridge program empowers residents to decide how to best meet their basic needs and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cambridge is utilizing the direct cash assistance approach to positively impact some of its most vulnerable families as they strive for economic stability, access to education and opportunity, and improved health.
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Be the Best Neighbor Throw a Great Block Party
It's easy to host block parties in Cambridge! There's no application fee and the City of Cambridge offers $200 awards and free Play Streets kits to support your celebration.
Winter is Coming. Are You Ready. Photo by Kyle Klein.
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.
Cambridge City Hall Entrance
Consider Serving on a City Board or Commission
The City of Cambridge encourages and promotes involvement by residents in the decision-making process through participation on a variety of boards and commissions.
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Tips for Controlling Rodents
Placing all food waste in locking compost carts is one of the best ways to combat rodents.
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