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 to:eastcsf@gmail.com


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


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 rabrahams@cambridgema.gov. This event is free to all.

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).

Summer In The City @ Donnelly Field

Jungle Jim’s Wild about Balloons &
Agenda for Children’s Literacy StoryWalk
Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00am

Location: Donnelly Field, Willow St. & York St.
Rain site: Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow St.

Jungle Jim spins stories as he twists great balloon animals and performs stunning magical tricks. While you are at the park, enjoy arts & crafts activities, snacks, book give-a-ways during the StoryWalk Kick-Off Event.

After the performance, take a StoryWalk! Participating Inman Square businesses display a page from the same children’s book in their street-front windows and offer discounts and giveaways to children and families.

Sponsor: Inman Square Business Association and Agenda for Children’s Literacy

Performance runs about 45 minutes long.
Designed for children, but fun for all ages!


Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Pops on the Lawn

Cynthia Woods, Music Director

Sunday June 24, 3:00 PM
@ Sennott Park
(Prospect St at Broadway)

Featuring your favorites from Movies, Musicals and Television!

Superman & Superman Returns
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
West Side Story

… and many many more!

This concert is FREE and open to the public!

This program is supported in part by a grant from MetLife and the Cambridge Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra · 617-576-1819 · www.cambridgesymphony.org

Please check our website for the Rain Location.


We had close to 60 volunteers for the East Cambridge Clean Up Day on Saturday, and they weren’t your average everyday volunteers, they were ROCKSTAR volunteers.

We left Cambridge Street spotless and weed free.  Then we went on to mulch EVERY tree well from Second Street all the way to Columbia.  This was an enormous effort and we sincerely thank everyone who participated, especially local business owners, The East Cambridge Families Group, Frisoli Youth Center, and EC Dog Owners Group.  Also thanks to Living Proof who put a group together from their office to join us. It was truly a community effort.

Another thank you to Susana Segat at CCTV who gave The Clean Up Day some great coverage on her blog and got some great interviews with volunteers.

We are following up with businesses owners and encourage them to keep the street looking great for the summer months and continue the great work of the volunteers.  The flower baskets will be here soon and EC businesses, residents, and visitors will have even more reason to be proud of the neighborhood,

I had wanted to post the group picture, but I’m having some technical difficulties, that said I couldn’t let the day go by without sending a huge thank you to all who came out.  Ill update with a pic as soon as I can.

oh and the shirts looked great too … you’re going to be jealous if you didn’t join us … there’s always next year.