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  • 6:30 PM, March 30, 2017

    Willard Street Community Meeting

    City staff and their consultant will present an overview of the Willard Street Drainage Improvement Project at a community meeting on Thursday, March 30 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Friends Room at the Friends Meeting at Cambridge located at 5 Longfellow Park.

  • 10:30 AM, April 1, 2017

    Urban Gardening Series: Building a Drought-Tolerant Garden

    This class is part of our Urban Gardening Series a set of classes designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful urban gardens. Led by New England Wild Flower Society in partnership with the Cambridge Conservation Commission, these free classes take place at the Cambridge Public Library (449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA).

  • 5:30 PM, April 19, 2017

    Tree Hearing

    NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Removal of Public Shade Trees City of Cambridge, Department of Public Works Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the DPW Main Conference Room at 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s): 1. 389 Binney St – Removal of 6.5” linden due to private property development and streetscape improvements. Location will be replanted. 2. 145 Broadway – Removal of 2 lindens (3” & 2.5”) due to private property development and streetscape improvements. Location will be replanted. 3. 145 Broadway (in street median) – Removal of 4 crabapple (7.1”, 4.7”, 6.2”, & 8”) trees due to private property development and streetscape improvements. 4. 145 Broadway (in Galilei Way street median) – Removal of 3 crabapple (9.8”, 8.7”, & 6.3”) trees due to private property development and streetscape improvements. The tree(s) identified above have been posted for public inspection. Any objections to their removal must be submitted in writing to the City Arborist, prior to or during the hearing. The mailing address for the City Arborist is Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139; phone: 617-349-6433 email: cambridgetree@cambridgema.gov

  • 5:00 PM, May 2, 2017

    Inman Square Intersection Improvements Public Meeting

    Meeting to discuss improvements to the Inman Square intersection

  • 7:00 PM, August 14, 2017

    Conservation Commission Meeting

    This is a public meeting of the Cambridge Conservation Commission. The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.0).

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12 noon
24 Hour emergency 617.349.4860

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Owen O'Riordan
Commissioner