Monthly Archives: June 2011

7 posts

Lechmere Station Design Workshop Tonight

Kennedy Longfellow School, Cambridge – map

As a part of the Green Line Extension, Lechmere Station will be moved to the opposite side of Monsignor O’Brien Highway. Tonight at the Kennedy-Longfellow school, MassDOT officials will be on hand to discuss issues surrounding the design of the new Lechmere station. Its placement on the opposite side of the O’Brien highway raises a number of questions, including how best to configure pedestrian access to and from the station and East Cambridge, and what the future of the existing Lechmere station will be.

If you are interested in engaging in a dialogue with MassDOT and your neighbors about this important part of our community, please consider attending. I hope to see you there!

Time: 6-8pm, June 29th
Location: Kennedy-Longfellow School
158 Spring Street, Cambridge

Overnight Memorial Drive Lane Closures Starting June 26th

Please be advised that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be beginning overnight work on the Magazine Beach pedestrian bridge replacement project starting June 26th. This work will require Memorial Drive to be closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic between Magazine Street and the rotary at the Reid Overpass between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Nightly closures will continue through June 30th.
Traffic traveling eastbound on Memorial Drive will be detoured at Magazine Street to Granite Street. Traffic traveling westbound on Memorial Drive will be detoured northbound onto Brookline Street and directed westerly to Putnam Avenue in order to access Magazine Street back to Memorial Drive. Please see the map below for the detour routes:

Bottle Bill Hearing to be Held July 20th

State House, Boston – map

There is good news for the many of you that have called, emailed, and wrote to me in support of the updated Bottle Bill. The bill (H.890/S.1650) will be heard by the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy on Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. in the Gardner Auditorium at the Massachusetts State House. This is a positive development for the future of this bill, and I believe that we will see a strong show of support for this common-sense legislation.

Any member of the public will be able to give oral or written testimony in support or opposition of the Bottle Bill at this hearing. If you have questions about this process, please contact my State House office at 617-722-2380 and my staff will assist you.