Community Meeting Tuesday August 16th @ 6pm – Police Station (125 Sixth St)

Published on August 11, 2011, by in Police.

As a follow up to the last post:

Coucillor Toomey and the Cambridge Police Department are holding a community meeting this Tuesday August 16 at 6:00pm in the first floor community room of the Cambridge Police Station (125 Sixth St).

There will be an update on the recent uptick in housebreaks in the East Cambridge area as well as some tips to keeping your home safe.

 

ADVISORY: From the Cambridge Police Department

Published on August 11, 2011, by in Police.

Housebreaks in East Cambridge
– The Cambridge Police Department has recently identified an uptick in residential burglaries in the East Cambridge neighborhood.

August 5, 2011 – The Cambridge Police Department has recently identified an uptick in residential burglaries in your neighborhood.
Housebreaks were one of the primary topics at the Cambridge Police Department BridgeStat meeting this week, and CPD will be deploying additional resources to help prevent this pattern.
Residents can find more detailed information in the next edition of BridgeStat, to be released later today at www.CambridgePolice.org/BridgeStat.
To help combat these crimes, and to avoid becoming a victim, please

 Try “casing” your own home, at night and during the day. Attempt to gain access to your home when the doors and windows are locked and “secure.” Make sure you have some identification on you in case your neighbors call the police. ALWAYS lock your doors and windows. Doors should be made from strong wood or metal and should be locked with a deadbolt. Install guards on windows that prevent them from being raised more than a few inches. Leave a light on (perhaps on a timer) when you go away, even for the evening. Leave a television or radio on as well. Install motion sensor lights outside your home and out of reach so burglars cannot unscrew the light. Also, buy variable light timers to activate lights in your home. NEVER prop open the door or let someone in behind you if you live in an apartment building. If the building has a main entryway, make sure that security is enforced at the main door. Report residents who do this to your landlord. Be vigilant. If you suspect suspicious activity around your home, your neighbors’ homes, or in your neighborhood, please report it to the police immediately by calling 617-349-3300. Document serial numbers of all electronics and take pictures of all valuables. Keep this in a safe place to provide to the police in the event you are burglarized.
Housebreaks were one of the primary topics at the Cambridge Police Department BridgeStat meeting this week, and CPD will be deploying additional resources to help prevent this pattern.
Residents can find more detailed information in the next edition of BridgeStat, to be released later today at www.CambridgePolice.org/BridgeStat.

To help combat these crimes, and to avoid becoming a victim, please remember to follow these simple tips to protect your residence and your belongings:

 

Cambridge Discovery Days: Exploring East Cambridge

The Historic Cambridge Collaborative is hosting the 13th annual Cambridge Discovery Days is comeing to East Cambridge on Saturday August 13. This is your chance to discover new parts of East Cambridge history.  The tour begins at the History Station, corner of Cambridge and Third streets, by the Registry of Deeds at 10:00am.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, East Cambridge was virtually an island isolated from the rest of Cambridge, surrounded by salt marsh and the Charles River. Only after land speculator Andrew Craigie built a bridge (now the site of the Museum of Science) to Boston in 1809 and, in 1814, maneuvered to relocate the county courthouse from Harvard Square to East Cambridge did the area begin to develop. By 1880 most of the house lots were filled, and East Cambridge had become the industrial center of the city. The industries are now gone, but many 19th century houses remain. The tour will begin at Craigie’s courthouse complex and explore the area’s rich residential and industrial history

Guide: Susan Maycock, Architectural Historian, Cambridge Historical Commission
More information: Cambridge Historical Commission, 617 349 4683

 

East End House Annual Summer Block Party -FREE EVENT

Published on August 8, 2011, by in East End House, Free.
Wednesday August 17
6:30 – 8:30 pm
in front of the East End House
105 Spring St
 All are welcome to attend this free community event!!

Join us for a BBQ, Ice Cream sundaes, games, face painting, balloon animals, live music, a moonbounce and more!

for more information visit http://www.eastendhouse.org/ or contact Katie Gerard at 617-876-4444 or katie@eastendhouse.org

 

INMAN SQUARE FUNCH!

Published on August 3, 2011, by in Inman Sq.

 Fun. Lunch. Music. Wellness.
Every Thursday in August, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Vellucci Plaza (intersection of Hampshire and Cambridge Streets in Inman Square)
Presented by the Inman Square Business Association in collaboration with the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge Department of Public Works and Cambridge Community Development Department.
Treat yourself to a terrific mid-day break in Inman Square Thursdays in August from 12:00 – 2:00 at INMAN SQUARE FUNCH, a series of programs featuring great music, wellness activities and brown bag lunch specials from area restaurants. 
Tomorrow’s schedule includes:
·         Melodeego/pedal-powered soul and rock – http://www.melodeego.com/this group needs help from the audience to pedal the bicycle-powered sound system.
·         Personal training tips from Fitness Together (12:45 – 1:15 pm) www.fitnesstogether.com/cambridge
Music and wellness events are free.  Bring a co-worker, friend or family member – what better way to spend your lunch hour this summer!  For updates and the schedule of future Funch performances, visit http://www.inmansquare.com/
Stop by these Inman Square restaurants for brown bag lunch specials to take along with you to Vellucci Plaza each Thursday in August:
1369 Coffee House – 1369 Cambridge Street – www.1369coffeehouse.com
$9 for any sandwich, a piece of fruit, and a cookie (while supplies last).
City Girl Café – 204 Hampshire Street – www.citygirlcafe.com
$10 for sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Olecito – 12 Springfield Street – www.olecito.net
Free fountain soda with lunch purchase. (Must show coupon distributed at Vellucci Plaza during event.)
Inman Square Restaurants that wish to offer a take-out special for this musical series can send me their information or contact Renee Farster at 617-491-0176.
Activities will be cancelled in the event of rain.  
Let me know if you have any questions.
 

East End House Summer Block Party

Published on July 27, 2011, by in Uncategorized.
 

BOOMTOWN!

The full BOOMTOWN schedule has been released and its a great line up of fun activities and performances for the whole family.

Whether you are crafting an artsy hat to shade you from the summer sun, or soothing your soul with the music of Bob Marley, BOOMTOWN is fun for the whole family.

For two weeks in July the Centanni Court Yard (btwn Second and Third) is taken over by the Multicultural Arts Center and turned into a showcase for local artists and performers.

Check out their full schedule

 

EC Storywalk

Enjoy a stroll down Cambridge St. with your children and read the pages of a favorite children’s book along the way.  Start at New Deal Fish and head towards Lechmere Square.

Participate on July 11 and 18  at 1:00pm and follow the pages to The Multicultural Arts Center for special kids events and book giveaways.  Check the BOOMTOWN schedule for more details.

Storywalk is a project of the Agenda For Children and Childrens Literacy Initiative

Thanks to New Deal Fish, Boston Bed, DM Inc, Tim Toomey, Threla, Foley Fiore Architecture, Cambridge Street Cleaners, Courthouse Seafood and Restaurant, Susan’s Salon, Roger’s Funeral Home, and East Cambridge Savings Bank  for participating.

 

First Street Garage Improvements on the Way

Published on July 9, 2011, by in First Street.

First Street is going to receive a bit of a face lift thanks to the City of Cambridge.  For a long time now, the ground floor of the First Street Garage has been a bit of an eyesore.

According to the City Manager the boarded up windows will soon be replaced with artistic murals. This will certainly be a nice improvement for the area and we look forward to the project

 

K-Lo Spring Fling

Published on July 9, 2011, by in K-Lo, Spring Fling.

Congratulations to the Kennedy Longfellow Community School for once again hosting a very successful Spring Fling event.

The ECBA had a great presence there as well.  Thanks to Bob Salines of Pug’s Bar and Grill for donating his popcorn and snow cone machines once again for the neighborhood event.

Hope to see even more ECBA members involved next year. Congrats to K-Lo Community School

 
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