Public Service Announcement

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Info Session on Affordable Housing Options in Cambridge

The Cambridge Community Development’s (CDD) Housing Division is hosting two one-hour informational sessions on affordable housing opportunities in the City of Cambridge on Monday, February 22 at St. Paul’s Christian Life Center from 6pm to 8pm – first session starts at 6pm and the second at 7pm.

The session will cover Cambridge’s inclusionary rental housing program and the City’s home-ownership programs such as Homeowner Resale Pool, First-Time Homebuyer Workshops, and Downpayment/Financial Assistance Programs.

CDD staff will be available to help attendees find out if they qualify for these programs and how to apply. The session is open to the public and doesn’t require registration. For those unable to attend on February 22, the City will hold similar sessions on March 10 on 2401 Mass. Ave. from 6pm-8pm, and on March 22 at City Hall from 12pm-2pm.

C-Port School Collecting for Our Troops

The third and fourth grade students at the Cambridgeport School are collecting items for care package to send to our Men and Women in the Armed Forces. The students are working on this as part of a community service project and hope to send a seasonal care package to our military members to help them feel closer to home.

Items can be dropped between 8:00am and 2:00pm at the front office of the Cambridgeport School until Tuesday December 15, 2015.

The student chose this project because they want the troops to know that kids care about the sacrifices that they are making each and every day.

The students have suggested some of the following items for those who would like to donate:

Pocket protein snacks: nuts, sunflower seeds (different flavors), corn nuts, granola/protein bars, beef jerky, beef sticks, cookies, peanut butter, crackers, tuna or chicken pouches, drink mix singles, pop-top canned food, or ready to eat meals.

Toiletries: Grab and go hygiene kits (travel size toiletries), bath/baby wipes, body wash, body spray, deodorant, foot powder/spray, body powder, eye drops, toothbrush/paste, lip balm, sunscreen with high SPF, black or white crew socks, and

Anything to help boost Soldiers’ morale: letters/mail, current magazines (Motorcycle, Workout, Car), DVD Movies, music CD’s, puzzle books, sports balls or games, card games, board games, assorted greeting cards to send home, retractable pens.

Please consider supporting our students in this great cause, and thank you to the students of the CPort for working on this great project.


Longfellow Bridge Public Information Meetings

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a public informational meeting in Cambridge next month to provide an update  on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project’s completed and upcoming work. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 2 from 6-8pm at the Multicultural Arts Center on 41 Second Street. Following the presentation, staff from MassDOT and the design/build contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV, will be available to answer questions.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the informational meeting in Cambridge because MassDOT will hold a similar presentation in Boston on Thursday, September 17 from 6-8pm in the Auditorium at the Shriners Hospitals for Children on 51 Blossom Street.

For more information about the project or to sign up to receive email advisories, please visit the project website. For construction related questions or issues, contact the project hotline at 617-519-9892.