Lunch at Hungry Mother!

Published on June 8, 2012, by in BBQ, Hungry Mother, Rib Fest.

Backdoor BBQ at Hungry Mother!  HM is serving lunch on Thursdays and Fridays starting at 11:30am until 1:30 (or until they run out, which ever comes first)

Nothing better than a Pulled Pork Sandwich to take you into the weekend.  See you in line …

 

Bike Cambridge – Free Urban Cycling Workshop

Published on May 24, 2012, by in bikes.


Please join the City of Cambridge and Mass Bike for a :
Free Urban Cycling Workshop
May 29th @ Millers River Apartments

A great class if you get the bike out only occasionally, want to use one more for your daily errands, considering bike com-muting, or simply want to ride along with your kids.
This is a how-to informational class for Cambridge residents; no experience or bicycle necessary.
Those who complete the class will be eligible for a free bike helmet.

RSVP REQUESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED TO: OHN PELLETIER @CAMBRIDGEMA.GOV 617-349-4631
P
LEASE MENTION CLASS DATE WHEN RESERVING.

J
JPELLETIER 

 

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

Published on May 7, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

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.

 

Monthly Meeting Recap

Published on May 2, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

Small businesses don’t often have the luxury of employing an HR Director that can easily answer questions or the time to keep up on the ever changing laws pertaining to their business and employment.

This is why Tuesday’s ECBA meeting at the law offices of Clark Hunt Ahern & Embry was a valuable opportunity for ECBA members.  The topics ranged from interview traps to the changing regulations on retaurants workers tips.

In addition to great advise and presentations by Attorney’s from CHA&E, members had the opportunity to hear from Patty Colarossi, an officer, at the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Employment Law is not something easily explained in a blog post.  The best advice at the meeting was that if you have a question, pick up the phone and call the Department of Labor at 617-624-6700 and ask to speak to an officer.  It’s better to ask the questions and get it right than it is to get caught off guard.

The Department of Labor Website is also a great resource filled with downloadable Fact Sheets and even a number of mobile apps that can help keep you organized

The link to the Department of Labor Website
http://www.dol.gov/whd/

Many thanks to the attorneys at Clark Hunt Ahern & Embry for arranging the meeting and for taking the time to educate our members. Hopefully everyone walked away with a better understanding of how to protect themselves and their businesses.  Of course CHA&E is a great local firm that can assist you with a variety of services, so do contact them for your business needs.

 

Volunteer for the 3rd Annual Clean Up Day: May 5

 

Join the East Cambridge Business Association for the
3rd Annual East Cambridge Clean Up Day

The ECBA will sponsor the 3rd Annual Clean Up Day along side the East Cambridge Families Group, and Frisoli Teen Center.

Volunteers can meet at either Silva Park or the Bocce Court starting at 9:30am on Saturday May 5.
We will work on Cambridge St picking up litter and weeding tree wells to prepare them for mulch.

Join us for pizza at an after party at Vellucci Park (next to the tracks) when we finish.
FREE TSHIRT FOR VOLUNTEERS
(Bring gloves if you have them)

Please let us know where you will be meeting us, email us at info@eastcambridgeba.com
Thanks!

 

Tshirts and Dog’s at Lizzy’s this weekend

Published on April 18, 2012, by in Lizzy's.
 

East Cambridge Crime Prevention Meeting

Published on April 6, 2012, by in East End House, Police.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

6:30 PM

East End House

105 Spring Street,

Cambridge, MA 02141

 Join us for a discussion with local officers about crime in our community,
including a review of the most recent Community Crime Report!

We Hope to See You There!

Pizza and Light Refreshments Will Be Served
Questions? Contact Tim Severyn at the East End House
at timothy@eastendhouse.org or 617.876.4444
*Sponsored by the East End House, the Cambridge Police Department,
and the East Cambridge Business Association*

 

Monthly Meeting Recap

For those that attended our last monthly meeting, the presentation by DPW was very informative and we can look forward to a number of postive improvements along Cambridge St.

The meeting began with some information about how businesses can apply for outdoor seating and make use of sidedwalks in front of their business.  The City of Cambridge is having great success with their outdoor seating program and are encouraging more businesses to particpate.  The city is also promoting a pilot program this season where businesses can essentailly lease parking spaces in front of their businesses, construct a platform, and use it for outdoor seating.  While there has not been any interest as of yet in East Cambridge, we are eager to see how this proposal develops throughout the city.

Sidewalk cafes have been playing big role in improving the street scape and creating a welcoming atmosphere for pedestrians.  If anyone has questions about how to take advantage of the outdoor seating program feel free to contact us.

Deputy City Manager, Richard Rossi, and Commissioner of Public Works, Lisa Peterson, then gave ECBA an overview of the many services that DPW provides within the community and fielded some questions.  The question ECBA gets asked most is “whats up with the not so great smell coming from the catch basins along Cambridge St”.  The good news is that DPW will begin work in the next few weeks to install new vents in the catch basins which will eliminate the odor. Catch basins located at 621, 625, 633, 645, 719, 764, 1076, 1106, and 1121Camrbidge St have been identified for the installation.  If you have a problematic catch basin in front of your business that is not listed here, please let us know and we will relay to DPW for attention.

Also, DPW will be planting 6 new trees in empty tree wells and closing off 3 other retired tree wells which will help to eliminate a place for unsightly weeds to grow and collect trash during the summer months.

 

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra: ESSENTIAL TCHAIKOVSKY

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Cynthia Woods, Music Director
presents
ESSENTIAL TCHAIKOVSKY
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Ave. (approximate address)
Cambridge, MA 02138

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro … Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for Violin Op.35 in D major … Piotr Tchaikovsky
… featuring violinist Irina Muresanu

Symphony No. 6 Op.74 in B minor (Pathetique) … Piotr Tchaikovsky

Tickets are:
Adults: $15 (advance), $20 (door)
Seniors/Students: $12 (advance), $15 (door)
Children Under 12: $5 (all times)

Tickets can be purchased online at http://cambridgesymphony.org/event/essential-tchaikovsky/

 

ECPT Meeting Tonight Feb 22 at East End House

If you are interested in hearing from the developers that submitted bids on the Edward J Sullivan Court House, 5 of the 7 bidders will be at the East Cambridge Planning Team meeting tonight starting at 7pm at the East End House 105 Spring St.

 
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