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Cambridge Summer Food Program to Provide Free Meals to Cambridge Youth 18 and Under

Beginning Tuesday, July 5, the Cambridge Summer Food Program will provide free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals every weekday to Cambridge children and youth ages 18 and under. The Summer Food Program, operated by the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP), aims to increase food security for Cambridge families by providing free, nutritious meals to children.
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Screen on the Green Movie Nights on Wednesdays this Summer

Join us this summer for outdoor, family-friendly entertainment! Every Wednesday evening from July 6 through August 10, the Department of Human Service Programs’ Recreation Division will host “Screen on the Green” movie nights. Cambridge residents can enjoy entertainment and a movie at a local park. Free snacks will be provided through the Cambridge Summer Food Program.
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New Video Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Community Learning Center

The 2021-2022 academic year marked the Cambridge Community Learning Center's 50th anniversary. The Community Learning Center (CLC) began in 1971 as a small neighborhood organization and became a division of the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs in 1981. Over the past five decades, the CLC has supported thousands of adult learners, including residents who were born and raised in Cambridge, people who moved to Cambridge from other countries, and refugees who relocated to the city.

Daily Log 6.27.2022

Cambridge Police responded to a Porter Square business for shoplifting. A report was taken. Cambridge Police responded to a Clinton Street residence for an abandoned motor vehicle. After making contact with the reporting party and registered owner, it was confirmed the motor vehicle had been stolen between 3 PM on June 24, 2022 and 6:25 AM on June 27, 2022.

Help to Prevent Devastating Fires in our City

With the upcoming Independence Day holiday and some nice, summer days & nights upon us, remember that OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED in Cambridge. This includes FIRE PITS, chimineas, outside fireplaces & burning of yard waste, brush, & trash. This is an important fire safety factor to prevent the recurrence of...

Attend the Cambridge Disparity Study Virtual Informational Meeting

The City of Cambridge has engaged Griffin & Strong, P.C to conduct a Disparity Study that will review whether there are effects of past discrimination that impact the present way the City procures goods and services. The study will be used to determine whether a sheltered market program – a way of advancing equity in procurement – can be implemented in Cambridge.

Cambridge Community Learning Center Celebrates 2022 Graduates

The Cambridge Community Learning Center (CLC) hosted its annual graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 23 at the Cambridge Public Library. The CLC, a division of the City of Cambridge Department of Human Service Programs, empowers a diverse community of adult learners to transform their lives and realize their potential through education, skills development, and community participation.

Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy Graduates Fourth Class; 15 New Officers Join CPD

The Cambridge Police Department announced that 39 new police officers graduated on Saturday from the fourth Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy class following a special graduation ceremony that was held at Northeastern University. The graduating officers join their respective departments after successfully completing training, which started January 17, 2022. The new officers...

Daily Log 6.26.2022

Cambridge Police responded to a fight on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Prospect Street. Daryl Elliott-Powell, 19, 97 Hazelton Street in Boston, was placed under arrest after it was determined that he took a motor vehicle without the knowledge or consent of the registered owner or person having lawful control. The owner was located and the vehicle was subsequently returned to him. A Massachusetts criminal citation was issued and given in hand to Elliott-Powell for failure to stop at a red light, unnecessary noise from an engine, and use without authority.

Director's Update, June 26, 2022

It was meaningful to host Juneteenth events and story times across our libraries. These included a story time with Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui as well programs with the storyteller Valerie Tutson. She described the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, through the eyes of Ma’lizzy, a fictional character who paints a captivating picture of life before and after emancipation. And last Saturday the Central Square Branch hosted a joyous celebration with the storyteller Valerie Stephens and the Albino Mbie Band. Thank you to the Cambridge Public Library Foundation, the Mayor’s Office, and the City Manager’s Office for funding our Juneteenth programs. Attached is a photo.

Collins Branch Library to Expand Service Hours

The Collins Branch Library (64 Aberdeen Avenue) is adding Wednesday as a new day of service and two additional evenings to its hours of operation beginning Tuesday, July 5. The expansion of service hours at the Collins Branch is part of the City and Library’s commitment to expanding hours of service at Branch locations.

Daily Log 6.23.2022

An Otis Street resident reports their motor vehicle was stolen. LARCENY UNDER $1200 C266 S30(1) Cambridge Police took a report for a larceny. NUMBER PLATE VIOLATION ATTACHING / OBSCURING / FAI. ALBANY ST. A resident was summoned for concealing the number plate on his motorcycle. An officer was checking on...

Daily Log 6.22.2022

Cambridge Police took a vandalism report for a resident who stated his vehicle has been vandalized on three occasions in the area of Linnaean St. and Avon Hill St. Cambridge Police responded to a residential building on Massachusetts Avenue for a report of an unwanted individual. 06/22/202208:40. INCIDENT22004447. SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE...

City of Cambridge Issues Warning About Fireworks Use, Possession, Sales, and Impact

In advance of the Independence Day holiday, the City of Cambridge wants to remind the community that fireworks are illegal, dangerous, and can cause trauma for residents. Possession, transportation, and use of fireworks (except by licensed professionals) are illegal in Massachusetts. People who have or use fireworks, including sparklers, can be fined between $10-$100. People who sell fireworks can face a fine and potential jail time. Any fireworks observed by law enforcement will be confiscated.

Sunday Hours at Valente

The Cambridge Public Library will pilot a new service this July and August: Summer Sundays at the Valente Branch. Valente Summer Sundays will run from July 3 through September 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. "We are delighted to pilot the expansion of Sunday hours at the Valente Branch...