• 9/12/2018

    Urban Forest Master Plan Survey

    The City of Cambridge is collecting information on residents’ awareness and perceptions of the urban forest (all the trees in the city) through an online survey as part of the Urban Forest Master Plan project.

  • 9/4/2018

    Household Hazardous Waste Day

    The City is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, September 8th from 9AM-1PM in the Field Street Parking Lot at Danehy Park.

  • 8/31/2018

    Sherman Street Railroad Crossing

    Construction on the safety improvements required for the establishment of a quiet zone at the Sherman Street railroad crossing is scheduled to begin on September 4th and will take approximately one to two weeks to complete.

  • 8/30/2018

    DPW Service Schedule for Labor Day

    In observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 3, there will be no trash or recycling pickup in Cambridge and no street cleaning.

  • 8/23/2018

    Pruning of Scholar Trees

    Rejuvenation Pruning of the Scholar Trees Taking Place at Cambridge Common

  • 8/23/2018

    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Confirmed in Cambridge

    The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) confirmed that the invasive beetle has been found in Cambridge.

  • 8/15/2018

    Need More Compost Bags?

    The City has compiled a list of local retailers that carry compostable bags for your kitchen bins.

  • 7/23/2018

    Eversource Gas Work On Binney and Plymouth Streets

    Eversource is repairing and improving the natural gas distribution system in the Binney and Plymouth Streets neighborhood, beginning on the week of July 30th, 2018, and continuing through the week of August 20th, 2018.

  • 7/23/2018

    Commonwealth Ave Bridge Replacement Project

    The next intensive construction phase for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) upcoming Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project is scheduled to take place between Thursday, July 26, 2018 and Saturday, August 11, 2018.

  • 7/23/2018

    Community Path Drainage and Retaining Wall Upgrades

    The City of Somerville will be undertaking construction along the Community Path, between Buena Vista Rd. and the Cambridge city line, to improve drainage and to make critical repairs to the retaining wall.

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