Freedom Run

Freedom Run 2013
Freedom Run 2013

Thank you to everyone that made the 1st Annual ECBA Freedom Run a huge success.  We had over 1000 runners take part in this years event.  Thank you to all our volunteers who worked hard all morning to make sure we had a great event.  Thanks to Cambridge 5k who organized a great run and thank you the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall for all their support in making the event a reality.

Most importantly, thank you to all those who have served our country and those who are currently serving.  Memorial Day is about you and the sacrifices you make for all of us.  Hopefully Freedom Run serves as a reminder to what this day is all about.

In this spirit ECBA is going to donate a portion of Freedom Run proceeds to the Glen Doherty Foundation.  Glen was a Navy SEAL who died while serving his country.  Consider making your own donation to his foundation this Memorial Day.

Thanks again to everyone who made the Freedom Run another great day in East Cambridge. Hope to see you all next year.  We will be posting more pictures of the day soon.


Fillet, Shuck, Slurp with Fishmonger Carl Fantasia and how2heroes

Fillet Shuck Slurp

Tuesday May 21

6:30 -8:30

Rival Kitchen Studio in Inman Square

Seafood is SO healthy and often we don’t incorporate enough of it into our diet because we’re worried about overcooking it, undercooking it or just not sure how to prepare it. Don’t fear. Carl Fantasia is here!
Spend the evening learning all about seafood with our favorite fishmonger, Carl Fantasia of New Deal Fish Market in Cambridge. Carl is a 3rd generation fishmonger and is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about all things seafood.

It will be a fun and educational night where you learn how to shuck shellfish, fillet fish and cook fish to perfection. Find out what type of fish is best for different types of prepartion – grilling, poaching, pan frying. Roll up your sleeves and jump in or sit back and slurp some oysters while sipping a tasty beverage. Carl will also talk about sustainability and how to navigate choices of which fish to buy.
Cost of class includes a handsome, rugged how2heroes apron.

Sign up now as this class will fill up quickly!

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Concert – Love on the Run


 Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Cynthia Woods, Music Director presents
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Overture to La forza del destino … Giuseppe Verdi

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor … Sergei Rachmaninoff …. Featuring Sergey Schepkin, piano

Suites No. 1 and 2 from Romeo and Juliet … Sergei Prokofiev

Tickets are:
General Admission: $25
Student/Senior: $15

Tickets can be purchased online at

4th Annual East Cambridge Clean Up Day and Environmental Fair


Join East End House, The East Cambridge Business Association, Kennedy-Longfellow Elementary School, and Putnam Avenue Upper School for our 4th Annual East Cambridge Clean Up Day and Environmental Fair Saturday, April 27th • 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week and Earth Week, we invite you to join us for a morning spent beautifying our community, followed by lunch and a fun, family-friendly environmental fair at Kennedy-Longfellow / Putnam Avenue Upper School! There will be flower planting, arts and crafts, solar cookers, and more! All are welcome! Everyone in attendance will be eligible to win a free raffle of items donated by local East Cambridge businesses!

Volunteers will gather at three locations:

•  Kennedy-Longfellow / Putnam Avenue Upper School  (158 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141)

•  King Open School, Bocce Court

•  Silva Park, at Sciarappa St. and Otis St.

Additional support provided by: Biogen Idec, Boston Cares, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge Public School District Office for Sustainability, CitySprouts, The East Cambridge Families Group, East Cambridge Planning Team.

RSVPs appreciated.

Contact Tim Severyn, Director of Community Programs at East End House, or call 617-876-4444.

ECBA Freedom Run

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The East Cambridge Business Association invites you to join us this Memorial Day Weekend for the first annual Freedom Run on Sunday May 26th.  ECBA has partnered with race organizer Cambridge 5k and the Cambridgeside Galleria to produce a patriotic 5k race highlighting East Cambridge hot spots along the way.

The Freedom Run takes runners on a fun and easy route through East Cambridge, Inman and Kendall Squares and culminates in a post race party in Canal Park in East Cambridge featuring great music, American Craft Beer and fun awards.

Those who wear the most patriotic attire are eligible for great prizes!

In the spirit of Memorial Day weekend, Freedom Run will also honor the heroes who have served our country.  ECBA will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Glen Doherty Foundation which focuses on providing current and former special operations professionals the means necessary to transition and succeed in civilian life.

Register to run in the race at To learn more about the ECBA visit and for information about the Glen Doherty Foundation visit

East Cambridge Dollars For Scholars

East Cambridge Dollars for Scholars formally the East Cambridge Scholarship Fund is currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year from East Cambridge residents who are attending, or planning to attend, a college or university, graduate school or vocational/trade schools.

Applications may be obtained by writing to:

East Cambridge Dollars for Scholars
P.O. Box 410026
Cambridge, MA 02141

or by emailing

In addition, applications are available at the East End House, the Frisoli Youth Center, the Kennedy Community School Office, the Sixth Street O’Connell Library and State Representative Tim Toomey’s office on Cambridge Street.  The deadline for submitting an application is April 8, 2013.

CDD Workshop: Human Resource Considerations for Entrepreneurs

  • Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
  • Time: 8:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Location: Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor Community Room
  • Description: Starting and growing a business is no small task and with so many logistics to manage, it is essential to remember the importance to Human Resources (HR). Attend this workshop to learn the basic HR considerations that every entrepreneur should know. The workshop will cover complying with hiring laws, handle employee discipline, time off and leave of absence, complying with state and fedeal wage laws and lawful terminations. Presented by the Center for Women and Enterprise.
  • Registration and Admission: Free to eligible Cambridge entrepreneurs and business owners, $20 for others. Register by calling Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or via email at

For More Information

For more information, please contact Rona Abrahams, at 617/349-4637.

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