News and Events


  • Spring Showers Bring Limited Time Offer on Rain Barrels

    Capture the rainwater from your roof and store it in a rain barrel for later use in your garden. Purchase a 60-gallon rainwater collection system for $69.00 now through May 27th. Delivery is scheduled for Thursday, June 1st , from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. at the Cambridge DPW yard, 147 Hampshire Street.

  • Construction on Aberdeen Ave 1/22-1/25

    The purpose of the work is to repair underground MBTA electrical infrastructure from an MBTA utility pole in the median on Aberdeen Avenue to an underground electrical structure near the Mt. Auburn Street end of the median.

  • David Lefcourt of City of Cambridge Recognized as Tree Warden of the Year

    The Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association (MTWFA) has presented its 17th annual Seth H. Swift Tree Warden of the Year award to David Lefcourt, City of Cambridge.

  • Binney Street Overnight Sewer Work 1/16-1/17

    Between the hours of 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 16th and overnight until 6:00am on Wednesday, January 17th there will be a sewer inspection crew working on Binney Street, weather permitting.

  • Hampshire Street Overnight Snow Removal 1/10-1/11

    Due to snow narrowing the width of the roadway, Public Works will be conducting snow removal operations in certain areas of Hampshire St. to ensure safe passage for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. These operations will begin on Wednesday, January 10th at 8pm and continue until 6am on Thursday, January 11th.

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Upcoming Events

  • 6:00 PM, January 30, 2018

    Inman Sq Intersection Improvements Community Meeting

    The City is developing plans to provide safety improvements benefiting all users at the intersection of Hampshire Street and Cambridge Street in Inman Square. Over the course of the past year, we have incorporated community feedback from several public forums and moved towards a concept plan believed to have broad community and stakeholder support

  • 6:30 PM, January 31, 2018

    Russell Field Renovation Community Meeting

    The City is developing plans to renovate Russell Field and the adjacent practice field area. Plans include the resurfacing of both playing fields and site amenities to improve the functionality of the facility. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 31st.

  • 6:00 PM, February 1, 2018

    City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades Community Meeting

    On Thursday, February 1st from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Department of Public Works will be hosting a Community Meeting in the second floor Community Room at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway.

  • 1:00 PM, February 17, 2018

    Urban Gardening Series: RAIN GARDENS

    By cleaning, cooling, and slowing runoff before it pollutes water bodies, rain gardens can play a significant role in urban and suburban areas. Learn how rain gardens work, how you can create low-tech and effective rain gardens, and which durable plants can fill them.

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