Exhibition Location: throughout the library
In the 2012-13 school year 6th grade students at Putnum Avenue Upper School partnered with the Cambridge Creativity Commons to construct their own hand-bound journals inspired by Cambridge artist Dorothy Arnold’s legacy of art journals. The students’ journals are filled with pages that creatively express their knowledge through image and text across the disciplines of English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Dorothy Arnold, known as “Doffie,” turned to her passion of art full-time, around the age of 40 after raising her family. She received training at the Museum School in Boston and painted at her studio locally in East Cambridge for over 15 years. She began writting and drawing in journals in the early 1940s, documenting her life and travels. Her journals, spanning over 60 years, have been donated to the Cambridge Room, the Library’s Archives and Special Collections.
The Cambridge Creativity Commons aims to engage students and teachers in Cambridge in exploration of meaningful ideas to enrich learning through the arts. It is a collaboration of the Cambridge Community Foundation, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Public Schools, Lesley University College of Art and Design and Creativity Commons, and the David Arnold Family.
MassDevelopment issued an $11.8 million tax-exempt bond to Chapman Arms, LLC, a 50-unit mixed-income apartment building in Cambridge’s Harvard Square to renovate and preserve the affordable housing units within the development, representatives announced Monday, Dec. 9.
Take part in this program sponsored by the Cambridge Police Department. ABC is again hosting a box in the hallway of 20 Sacramento Street. Please contribute if you’re able.
Donate to Secret Santa for Seniors Gift Drive
The Cambridge Police Department is seeking donations for its annual Secret Santa for Seniors Gift Drive. Donations will be accepted now through Friday, December 20th. Bring gifts to 20 Sacramento Street, or to the first floor Main Lobby of the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility located at 125 Sixth Street.
The holiday season is a joyous time of year for many people, but it can be lonely for senior citizens in our community who may not have family or friends to celebrate with.
Help the Cambridge Police Department put a smile on a senior’s face this year when they’re surprised with a holiday gift bag on Christmas Eve by donating an item to our annual Secret Santa for Seniors Gift Drive!
Suggested donations include:
- Gift Cards
Cambridge Police rely solely on the generous donations from Cambridge businesses, community members, and Police Officers to assist us in providing this service. It is our hope to brighten the day of seniors who may be lonely on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a small gift that lets them know they are not forgotten.
Please contact the Cambridge Police Community Relations Unit at (617) 349-3236 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering to help hand-deliver gift bags to seniors on the morning of December 24, 2013.
In the first of several meetings, the city asked area residents to dream up what they would like to see at a little vacant lot in Cambridge’s Area 4 (The Port) neighborhood.
This afternoon, Paul Weiskel watched Boston-area college students drop banners over the Charles calling for their schools to divest from fossil-fuel companies.
The remake of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation concludes Tuesday, when voters in the 5th District choose someone to fill the House seat vacated by Ed Markey when he was elected to the Senate.
Voters in the 5th Congressional District will make their choice Tuesday among the four candidates vying to succeed longtime U.S. Rep. Edward Markey. Boston Republican Frank Addivinola and Melrose Democrat Katherine Clark, although challenged by voter fatigue and the special election’s timing in the heart of the holiday season, have campaigned hard across the district since winning their October primaries.
Only three people in the world received permission from Nelson Mandela to interview him and write an authorized biography. Cambridge author Charlene Smith was one of them.
Residents came out by the dozen in opposition to a proposed ban on smoking in Cambridge’s public parks, only to find out the scheduled hearing on the proposal was cancelled due to a lack of a quorum of the City Council members.
The campaign of Frank Addivinola for the 5th Congressional District received the support of over 75 people at an event in Framingham on Dec. 4.