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Ames St. Land Sale Public Meeting Next Wednesday Night

The City of Cambridge is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, October 23, at 6pm on the fourth floor of the Cambridge Police headquarters (125 Sixth St.) to gain input from the community about a proposal to sell a 20-foot-wide strip of land on Ames St. to a private developer.  The parcel comprises the eastern side of Ames St. between Broadway and Main St., and its sale would enable pedestrian-scale redevelopment along Ames St. in accordance with the Kendall Square Study (K2C2).

The City has already issued a request for proposals, and more information is available at the City of Cambridge’s Purchasing Department. Here’s a map of the proposed parcel, and I hope you can attend the meeting.

Ames St map

Major Traffic Changes on Longfellow Bridge Expected to Last Until September 2014

Cambridge-bound traffic will be rerouted to the Craigie Bridge and Land Boulevard during the Longfellow Bridge's rehabilitation. Image via MassDOT.
Cambridge-bound traffic will be rerouted to the Craigie Bridge and Land Boulevard during the Longfellow Bridge’s rehabilitation. Image via MassDOT.

Beginning July 20, traffic patterns on the Longfellow Bridge will be dramatically changed to accommodate construction on the 107-year-old structure. The new traffic patterns will only affect motorists: cyclists and pedestrians will continue to be able to cross the bridge in both directions. The new traffic patterns are expected to persist until September 2014.  Click here to see a larger map of the new traffic patterns.

Boston-bound traffic will be reduced to one lane, while Cambridge-bound traffic will be diverted to the Craigie Bridge. You can learn more about the project and traffic changes at tomorrow night’s public meeting at MIT.

Cambridge Food Truck Festival Coming to Kendall Square

Banh mi, the quintessential Vietnamese street food, has taken American taste buds by storm. Try one at the Cambridge Food Truck Festival. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Banh mi, the quintessential Vietnamese street food, has taken American taste buds by storm. Try one at the Cambridge Food Truck Festival. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

If you’re on a diet, and you plan on spending next weekend in East Cambridge, you may want to make Saturday, June 8 a “cheat” day. That’s when more than twenty food trucks will gather in Kendall Square for the first Cambridge Food Truck Festival.

From 11am to 5pm, the scents of savory banh mi, crispy crepes, and decadent cupcakes will fill the air at the intersection of 3rd St. and Broadway. Wristbands will cost $10 at the event, but you can buy them for just $7 if you purchase online, with $1 of each wristband sale going to charity. Walk-up diners are more than welcome, but people with a wristband will enjoy discounted prices. The event is sure to be a great time, and while I’m not a certified nutritionist, I’m unofficially giving everyone permission to splurge next Saturday. Belts have extra notches for a reason, right?