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  • City of Cambridge to Implement New Citywide Street Cleaning Pilot Program

    Beginning April 3, 2023, the City of Cambridge will implement a one-year street cleaning pilot program designed to evaluate the effectiveness of its street cleaning operations, while seeking to reduce the impacts of towing on residents. During this pilot program, towing associated with street cleaning will not be enforced, though residents should continue to move their vehicles accordingly, following the posted street cleaning schedule. Additionally, parking violations issued for street cleaning will be raised from $30 to $50.
  • The Port Infrastructure Improvement Project Virtual Open House

    Please join us Thursday March 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for The Port Infrastructure Improvements Project Virtual Open House. Discuss ideas for improving Clement Morgan Park and the Paolillo Tot Lot. See our initial ideas, view future shared street designs, and tell us what you think!
  • City of Cambridge Celebrates 5 Years of Citywide Curbside Compost Program

    This Spring marks the five-year anniversary of the citywide curbside compost program. Since 2018, Cambridge residents have diverted more than 6,500 tons of food waste from the trash. To celebrate, the Department of Public Works Recycle Division has announced a new food waste drop-off waste site located across from 10 Education Circle in the Cambridge Crossing part of East Cambridge. Any resident may use this drop-off location to dispose of their food waste.
  • Cambridge Department of Public Health Issues Public Health Warning Through March 16

    Avoid Contact with the Charles River in Cambridge and Alewife Brook Through March 16 Due to Potential Harmful Bacteria and Other Pollutants
  • City of Cambridge Closures and Service Information for Presidents Day Holiday on Monday, February 20

    In observance of the Presidents Holiday on Monday, February 20, City of Cambridge offices, libraries, and senior centers will be closed. Curbside trash, recycling, and compost collection will be suspended on the holiday and one day behind for the rest of the week.
  • Kendall Square Construction Projects

    Learn more about all of the active construction projects, including private development and City of Cambridge infrastructure work taking place in the Kendall Square Area. Some of these projects include Galileo Galilei Way & Broadway Streetscape Binney Park, Lechmere MBTA Station, CambridgeSide, 161 First St., 325 Main St. 600 Main Street, Binney Park, Volpe Federal Building, The Foundry, 40 Thorndike St.
  • Cambridge Public Health Department Issues Public Health Warning: Avoid Contact with the Alewife Brook in Cambridge due to Potential Harmful Bacteria and Other Pollutants

    Avoid contact with the Alewife Brook in Cambridge due to potential harmful bacteria and other pollutants. Warning in effect until 5 a.m., January 28, 2023. People and pets should avoid contact with the Alewife Brook and parts of the Mystic River from January 26-28 due to the release of stormwater mixed with sewage into the brook.
  • Closures and Service Information for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Monday January 16

    In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 16, 2023, City of Cambridge offices, libraries, and senior centers will be closed and curbside collection service will be suspended. Additionally, parking meter/pay station payments will not be required.
  • Implementation of the City's Urban Forestry Master Plan is improving Cambridge's tree canopy

    The City is pleased to release the 2020 Canopy Assessment completed by the University of Vermont, which shows that the implementation of the Urban Forestry Master Plan is improving our tree canopy. Building canopy is a slow and steady race, but we are seeing substantive progress. The investments in tree plantings and maintenance combined with tree preservation initiatives are reversing the loss of tree canopy.
  • Curbside Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

    Curbside pick-up of un-decorated Christmas trees will occur January 3-13 on your curbside collection day. Decorations must be removed and trees should not be in a plastic bag.
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