Spring Fling – Saturday May 3

Spring Fling

City of Cambridge – Department of Human Service Programs –
Community Schools Division

Kennedy Neighborhood Council and Community School
Present the

5th Annual Spring Fling


Kennedy Longfellow School – 158 Spring Street – Cambridge

Saturday, May 3rd 11am to 2pm

(rain date – May 17th)

Please join us for this family and child oriented festival.

Entertainment by Davey the Clown – Face Painting – Arts and Crafts – Raffles

Moon Bounce – Food – Snow Cones –Popcorn and More

Sponsored by the East Cambridge Savings Bank

with participation from the Agenda For Children, ECBA, Cambridge Police Dept., Cambridge Fire Dept, East End House, East Cambridge Families Group, Kayem

Paul Kroner | Seen + Felt

Paul Kroner | Seen + Felt

Touch Art Gallery, May 19-June 16, 2014

I’m pleased to announce my first gallery show
at the Touch Art Gallery in Cambridge.

The show will include works in oils and acrylics and
sculptures that are cast in bronze, steel and non-metallic media.
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Artist Reception: Friday June 6, 6-8 pm

Touch Art Gallery
281 Concord Avenue, Cambridge 02133


East Cambridge Clean Up Day – April 12

Join the East Cambridge Business Association, East End House, Kennedy Longfellow and Putnam Ave Upper School for


The 5th Annual Clean Up Day
& Environmental Fair
Saturday April 12th : 9:30am – 1:00pm

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we invite you to join us for a morning of beautifying our community, followed by lunch and a fun, family environmental fair at Kennedy-Longfellow/Putnam Avenue Upper School.

We will be completing some projects around the K-Lo and East End House as well as our annual clean up of Cambridge Street and mulching of the tree wells.  East Cambridge In Bloom (Flower Baskets sponsored by ECBA) will be coming soon afterwards with the assistance of the Department of Public Works

Volunteers can gather at three spots

  • Silva Playground (Otis & Sciarrappa)
  • King Open Bocce Court
  • Kennedy Longfellow/Putnam Ave Upper School (158 Spring St)

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Young Artists – Artwork by Cambridge Public School Students


Young Artists
Artwork by Cambridge Public School Students

Exhibition running from Monday, February 3 – Friday, March 28, 2014

The Multicultural Arts Center gladly welcomes back the talented students of Cambridge Public Schools in our Young Artists exibition and we invite you to view their artwork from the 2013/2014 school year. The works will vary in subject matter and medium and are a lovely visual represention of the amazing artistic variety of the Cambridge Public School students as well as the dedication of their teachers. Up to 10 local schools are participating in the exhibition so come take a peak at our very own young Cambridge talent!

Free Public Document Shredding

Free Public Document Shredding, Saturday, Mar. 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Central Square Post Office, 770 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

Cambridge, MA — The Cambridge Consumers’ Council and the Public Works Department will be hosting a Cambridge Shred Day Event snow or shine in collaboration with Central Square Post Office, the Office of the Attorney General, the Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations.  Dispose of important documents safely.

Information will also be available to consumers on tips to avoid identity theft, fraud and scams and the City’s recycling and composting programs.  For more information, contact: Laura M. Nichols at 617.349.6150 or consumer@cambridgema.gov.

Cambridge Once Again Receives three AAA Bond Ratings

The City of Cambridge has retained its noteworthy distinction of being one of approximately 33 municipalities in the U.S. with AAA ratings from each of the nation’s three major credit rating agencies.   Each year since 1999, the City has received these ratings from Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.

The AAA ratings were in conjunction with the City’s sale of $34.9 million in General Obligation bonds, which takes place on February 18, 2014. This sale will finance capital projects such as King Elementary School renovations, sewer reconstruction, improvements to the Harvard Square tunnel, open space improvements at Cambridge Common, street reconstruction and Kendall Square surface improvements.

Based on this ongoing recognition from the rating agencies, the City Council should be recognized for adopting and maintaining sound fiscal policies, and city department heads and staff should be commended for their commitment to prudently managing their budgets and programs,” said City Manager Richard C. Rossi. “The City is fortunate to have such a strong and dedicated team.”

What does the AAA Rating Mean for Taxpayers?

Cambridge Best Retail Practices Program

A great way to access grant money for your small business

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8-10 a.m. City Hall Annex, Community Room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge.

The City of Cambridge Community Development Department will be offering a free Best Retail Practices Program to assist retailers, restaurateurs and storefront  business owners in Cambridge. Best Retail Practices (BRP) brings professional advice to independent retailers in the areas of store and restaurant design, layout and visual merchandising, customer service and both traditional and social media marketing through workshops and one-on-one consultations.
Retail expert Christine Moynihan will present the free workshop and conduct the individual consultations. Since 2003, she has brought the “tips, tools and tricks of the trade” of this program to over 1,000 business owners across the state and provided specific recommendations to over 350 shops, salons and restaurants. Following the workshop, qualified owners of shops, restaurants and store front service businesses in Cambridge may apply to be one of the businesses that will receive a free one-on-one, in-store consultation session with Moynihan  These businesses will then receive a written report with specific ideas and recommendations for improving their businesses now and for the future.

Qualifying businesses will also have the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 in federal grants to implement recommended improvements. Criteria for the consultations and eligibility to receive the grant money will be explained at the workshop.

For more information on the workshop, consultations and grants, and to register for the workshop, please contact Pardis Saffari at: 617-349-4654 or psaffari@cambridgema.gov.

Seating is limited and registration is recommended for this highly popular program.

East Cambridge Customer Intercept Survey Report


In September 2013, the City of Cambridge’s Economic Development Department conducted a customer intercept survey of East Cambridge.  The area included Cambridge St from Columbia all the way to First St.  With the help of the ECBA and a number of volunteers, we surveyed almost 300 Cambridge Street visitors and asked them how they felt about the local businesses. The results of the survey were compiled and the City of Cambridge Just released the report.

We will be working with the Economic Development Department to organize a community meeting where we can share and explain the results.  We hope that this survey will provide current businesses and entrepreneurs the insight they need to continue the successful retail history that has made East Cambridge such a great place to live and do business.

You can view the report on the City Website here: http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/News/2014/01/2013eastcambridgecustomerinterceptsurvey.aspx


Community Charter School – Open House Info


Join CCSC for an Open House on Sat., Jan. 11 (1-3 PM)

Community Charter School of Cambridge will open a 6th grade next year. We are now accepting lottery applications for students entering grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the 2014-15 school year. CCSC will hold an open house on Sat., Jan. 11 from 1-3 PM.