Cambridge Symphony Orchestra: HOLIDAY POPS – STORIES OF THE SEASON

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Cynthia Woods, Music Director


Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Arlington Town Hall
730 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02476

Featuring Singer Danielle DeBenedict

Sleigh Ride … Leroy Anderson
Selections from The Nutcracker … Piotr Tchaikovsky
Winter from the Four Seasons … Antonio Vivaldi

… and more Holiday favorites!

Celebrate the holidays with favorites such as Sleigh Ride, selections from The Nutcracker, and a holiday sing-along. Plus a special reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Tickets are General Admission: $20
* Please note that we only accept cash and checks at the door.
Tickets using your credit card can be purchased online at

East Cambridge Scholarship Fund – Trustees Wanted

The East Cambridge Scholarship Fund is a neighborhood organization established to financially assist residents who are presently attending or planning to attend two or four year colleges, graduate school or technical/trade schools.

5 positions (three year terms) are currently available on the Board of Trustees of the East Cambridge Scholarship Fund.  Trustees are expected to attend monthly two hour meetings and to participate on one of the steering committees. Meetings are held in the evening at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall.

Residents living in the area bordered by the railroad tracks to Broadway to the Charles River and the Cambridge/Somerville Line are eligible to apply.


If interested, kindly state your intent in writing to:

East Cambridge Scholarship Fund

 PO Box 410026

Cambridge, MA 02141

Questions can be submitted via email


Deadline for submission is Friday, November 30.


Elections will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3rd at

St. Francis Church Hall.

Tree Lighting in East Cambridge – Friday

Illuminate your holiday spirit! Celebrate the season at the Royal Sonesta’s Second Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Open and free to the public, this community event will get you in the holiday spirit.

Featuring a surprise visit from Santa, complimentary hot chocolate and spiced cider, as well as yummy treats on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Boston skyline.

Friday, November 23rd
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

40 Edwin Land Boulevar!/events/397988320272212/

Fall Speed Coaching Event for Small Businesses

Are you a busy business owner or entrepreneur looking for some quick advice on your business?

The Economic Development Division is organizing a Speed Coaching event on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5:30 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. at the Cambridge Senior Center at 806 Massachusetts Avenue for Cambridge small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Throughout the evening, participants will be able to network with fellow small businesses and get 10 to 15 minutes of one-on-one time with local experts in the following fields:

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Business Financing and Record Keeping
  • Real Estate
  • Legal Issues

For more information and to register for this event, please contact Rona Abrahams at 617/349-4637 or via email at This event is free to all.

Smoke This Rib Fest Winna Winnas


The smoke has settled but we are still all jazzed up over how succesful Rib Fest 2012 went.

Congratulations to the People Choice winners:

1st East Side Bar &Grille


3rd Champions

Congratulation to the Best Ribs Award (by the Judges, Tony Maws, Craigie On Main; Kenji Alt,; and Dave Andleman, Phantom Gourmet)

1st Bambara

2nd Tupleo

3rd Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Culinary Student  (ensuring more great restaurants are just around the corner here in East Cambridge)

More updates to come and many pictures to post , but … we are just emerging from a food coma … so be patient


Smoke This Rib Fest 2012: Line Up

Smoke This Rib Fest 2012 Logo

We have put together the best Rib Fest line up yet!

These restaurants will be joining ECBA for the Third Anuall Smoke This Rib Fest, and we truly appreciate their support of the event, and their support of our community.

Grab your Taste Tickets in order to sample the rib dishes created by some of the best chefs around.

Abigails, Area 4, ARTBAR, Atwoods, Bambara, Catalyst, Champions, CRLS Students, Dante, East By Northeast, East Side Bar & Grille, Filarmonica Santo Antonio, Lizzy’s, Lord Hobo, Midwest Grill, New Deal Fish Market, Ole Mexican Grill, PF Changs, Portugalia, Redbones, Trina’s, Tupelo, and West Bridge



Fish Pier Seafood Festival Tickets at New Deal Fish Market


Im going to step outside of East Cambridge for a moment to tell you about a great event taking place Saturday October 6.

Our friends at the Boston Fisheries Foundation are putting on the first Boston Fish Pier Seafood Festival.  This is going to be a great event celebrating the food that built the Commonwealth and the Fishermen who have put that food on our tables for generations.

It will also highlight the only working fish pier in Boston which is coming up on its 100th year anniversary.  The Fish Pier itself is a major piece of the chain that gets fresh, local fish into our neighbrohood through small locally owned businesses such as New Deal Fish Market.

Tickets for the event can be purchased on line, but they are also available at New Deal Fish Market (622 Cambridge St).