Some Heat Wave Tips:
•Eliminate jogging or do it at night when it is cooler;
•Dress in lightweight, light colored loose fitting clothing;
•Stay out of the sun;
•Drink plenty of water and cool non-alcoholic beverages;
•Avoid alcohol, coffee and beverages with caffeine;
•Stay indoors and use fans and air conditioners if possible;
The City of Cambridge recently launched a mobile version of its website, www.cambridgema.gov. Interested users can enter “City of Cambridge MA” or “cambridgema.gov” into their smart phone or tablet browser and the City of Cambridge mobile website will appear.
Featuring 100+ of “Boston’s Best” Restaurants in Cambridge! AND a special appearance by the Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Water Brass Band and DJ’s from the Mmmmaven Project.
The Eleventh Annual Taste of Cambridge which had been rescheduled for tonight, Tuesday, June 18, has been cancelled due to weather. A new date has not yet been announced.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), an international medical society, has honored Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) physician Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH, with ACOEM’s 2013 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education and Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Kales was recognized for his leadership in and contributions to the field of OEM by ACOEM’s President, Karl Auerbach, MD, on behalf of the Board of Directors.
Fresh Pond Day scheduled for Saturday June 8 has been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Andrea predicted to hit Boston Friday and Saturday morning.
There is no rain date.
The Community Preservation Act Committee will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m., at the Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor Conference Room.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities across the country to conduct an annual census of individuals and families experiencing homelessness during the last ten days of January. The census includes a count of unsheltered individuals, and a count of sheltered and transitionally housed families and individuals. Municipal and program staff completed the count of individuals and families staying in emergency shelters and transitional housing during the night between Jan. 30-31, 2013. During the same night, the cities of Cambridge and Somerville jointly carried out the unsheltered portion of the census. Cambridge counted 537 persons experiencing homelessness:
Due to the ongoing police investigation in Watertown and surrounding area and in accordance with state officials, Cambridge residents are advised to stay indoors and businesses to stay closed until further notice. City offices will be closed today. MBTA service has been suspended.
The board and staff of the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) are thrilled to report that CCPD, along with Tutoring Plus, will be honored with an Organization of the Year Award by Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). CCTV is a nationally recognized nonprofit community media center that serves as a voice and a vision of all residents, businesses and organizations in the City of Cambridge.
Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) advisory board. Made up of 11 Members who serve three-year terms in a volunteer capacity, the CCPD board meets on the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. CCPD seeks to build a membership that reflects the cultural and racial diversity of the city, is cross-disability in nature and representative of the different geographical areas of the community. Members must be current residents of Cambridge.
Ladies’ Breakfast and Women’s Health Talk
Friday, April 12, 9-10:30 a.m., Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave.
Special guest speaker, Dr. Jacobson, Mass. College of Pharmacy, will speak about Women’s Health. This event is free for persons 60+. Meals served until 9:30 a.m. Registration is required by 4-11-13. For more information or to register, call 617-349-6060.
Cambridge high school students are invited to spend April School Vacation Week performing community service projects alongside Cambridge Police Officers throughout Cambridge.
On Earth Hour, hundreds of millions of people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. The movement symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in this fight, protecting our future and that of future generations.
Due to construction related to the Western Avenue Reconstruction
Project, Memorial Drive will be closed (from Hingham St. to Western
Ave.) from Friday, Mar. 22 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, Mar. 23 at 6 a.m.
Traffic will be limited to single lanes of travel in both directions on
Memorial Drive (between Hingham St. and Western Ave.) from Saturday,
March 23 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, March 24 at 9 p.m. Western Ave. will be
consolidated into one lane of travel between Putnam Ave. and Memorial
Link to details.
Police continue to investigate, seek information from public
On Saturday, February 23, 2012, the Cambridge Police Department received a report via an electronic communication of a person with a gun inside a building on MIT’s campus. This report was received via an internet relay. An internet relay is typically used to allow persons who may have hearing or speech impairments to communicate with any phone user in the US, usually by instant messaging. The relay service used in this instance was a Sprint relay service, and a Sprint employee notified the police department of the conversation with the reporting party. During this conversation, a possible suspect was mentioned and police immediately identified and interviewed him. After questioning, police determined that this individual had no knowledge of the incident and do not believe he was involved in making this false report at this time.
Register for the 2013 Police Officer Written Exam
Do you or someone you know possess integrity, courage, and a willingness to help those in need? Perhaps you are ready to pursue a career as a police officer!
The City of Cambridge is currently recruiting applicants to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Competitive Examination for Police Officers. More job information is available online at www.CambridgeMA.gov/Jobs or by contacting Personnel@cambridgepolice.org.