East Cambridge Business Association

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Annual East Cambridge & We-Ha Clean Up This Saturday

East Cambridge_streetscapeIt’s time again for the annual East Cambridge & We-Ha Clean Up, and the organizers invite you to join your neighbors for a morning spent beautifying our community, followed by lunch and a volunteer celebration at Kennedy-Longfellow/Putnam Avenue Upper School. There will be flower planting, mulching playgrounds and tree wells, trash pick-up, and more.

The Clean Up is a collaborative effort organized by East End House and the East Cambridge Business Association in partnership with Kennedy-Longfellow Elementary School, Putnam Avenue Upper School, Inman Square Business Association, CambridgeSide Galleria, Charles Street Community Gardens, and the Cambridge Department of Public Works.

The Clean Up will take place this Saturday, May 9th between 9:30 am and 1: pm at four different locations:

  • Silva Park (Otis & Sciarappa)
  • Bocce Court (King Open)
  • Kennedy Longfellow (Spring St)
  • Inman Square (Velluci Plaza)

Volunteers may sign up to clean any location by registering here or just show up on Saturday morning at any of the locations listed above. Hope to see you there on Saturday morning!

East Cambridge Movie Night on August 14 Features Raiders of the Lost Arc and Jennie the Juggler

The East Cambridge Business Association will show the movie Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark at the East Cambridge Savings Bank parking lot on 292 Cambridge Street at 7 PM on Thursday, August 14th. The event is part of the City of Cambridge’s Summer in the City cultural program, and will also feature Jenny the Juggler, Boston’s only Female Professional Juggler since 1997. Admission is for free.

Please click here to check out the Summer in the City events calender, and visit this site to learn more about Jenny the Juggler.


Second Annual ECBA Rib Fest a Major Success

Cambridge Street, East Cambridge – map

Thousands of people descended upon East Cambridge from around the region on Sunday to enjoy some of the best BBQ in the greater Boston area.  19 restaurants from Cambridge and Somerville competed for the honor of best ribs in the second annual “Smoke This Rib Fest” while showcasing their menus to festival-goers. Ticket holders were given the opportunity to cast votes for the winner of the “People’s Choice Award,” and a panel of judges awarded a separate award for the ribs they judged to be best at the event.

Rib Fest drew thousands of people to Cambridge St. in East Cambridge.

This Sunday’s Rib Fest, which was organized by the East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA), was the second  Rib Fest held by the ECBA in as many years. Both attendance and the number of restaurants participating were up significantly this year, and it looks like Rib Fest is turning into a popular regional event. Both WBUR and the Boston Globe publicized the event in the days leading up to it, and attendees gave the food, music, and atmosphere rave reviews.

Christopher Kosinski of East Side Bar and Grill accepts the people’s choice award for best ribs.

Hakan Yucesoy of Bosphorus Mediterranean Restaurant accepts the judge’s award for best ribs.

I was given the distinct honor of announcing the winners of both the people’s and judge’s awards for best ribs. The People’s Choice Award went to reining champions East Side Bar and Grill of East Cambridge, and the judge’s award went to newcomer Bosphorus of Inman Square.

This was another fantastic family event put on by the ECBA, and if you missed it this year, make plans to come out next fall for what will certainly be the best Rib Fest yet!