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  • On Monday, April 9th the Cambridge City Council will hold a roundtable meeting to discuss the Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency Plan (CCPR) for the Alewife area. The roundtable, which will take place at City Hall from 5:30-7:30pm, will be televised and live-streamed as usual, but there will not be a public comment period, and we […]
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  • The Cambridge City Council will meet on Monday, March 19, at 5:30pm. The agenda is posted online. Spring starts the next day, but Old Man Winter isn’t quite finished toying with us. Stay up to date with storm notices on the Snow Center webpage. City Manager’s Agenda #1 Fresh Pond Ranger Jean Reappointment: Jean Rogers has […]
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  • The Cambridge Chronicle reported on the policy order we adopted on Feb. 5 to support an EPA Targeted Brownfield Assessment to determine the level of contamination at Jerry's Pond. The Friends of Jerry's Pond are championing the area's cleanup and restoration as a public park. The article quotes my remarks during the Council meeting discussion: Vice Mayor Jan Devereux said she “enthusiastically” supported the proposal, and remembers when a bunch of trees and brush were cleared out of the site two summers ago and some people were “aghast” that “so much of the habitat was destroyed.” [I was one of the people who expressed concerns about the clearing.] “I think somebody referred to it as ‘the great reveal,’” Devereux said. She said local advocates have “opened our eyes to the asset that’s been sitting there sort of staring us in the face.” “I really hope that even though this is just asking for an EPA grant to do an assessment, and it’s still a really long road to get it to the kind of recreational amenity that we’re all envisioning, I hope this starts us down that road, because I’m really excited about the opportunity it presents,” Devereux said.
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  • Happy Thanksgiving! In light of the discussions the City Council has had recently about reducing conflicts with urban wildlife, specifically wild turkeys, I wanted to share this article in The New York Times (“The Turkeys Not on Your Plate: They’re Out Back, Climbing the Roof,” Nov. 21, 2017). We are not alone — by dint […]
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