Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

Current City of Cambridge Board and Commission Vacancies (Nov 21)

Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities Vacancies City Manager Richard C. Rossi 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 5:30pm, […]
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STEM and Root – On the Agenda of the Nov 10, 2014 Cambridge City Council meeting

STEM and Root – On the Agenda of the Nov 10, 2014 Cambridge City Council meeting It’s a very short agenda this week. Here are a few items of interest with brief comments. Manager’s Agenda #6. Transmitting communication from Richard C. Rossi, City Manager, relative to a recommendation from the License Commission to approve the […]
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CRLS Alumni Association – 2014 Homecoming Calendar

CRLS Alumni Association – 2014 Homecoming Calendar Mon, Nov 24:  Rindge Tech Dinner – Tickets sold by the Rindge Tech Alumni Association: Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown. Wed, Nov 26:  Open House at CRLS – tours of the new facilities and meeting with Principal Damon Smith 10:00am to 12:00pm @ CRLS. Free of […]
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Obituary: Alan William Postlethwaite

POSTLETHWAITE, Alan William 89, of Arlington VA, formerly Washington DC and Cambridge, MA, August 7, 2014.Alan was born in Margate, England, to William and Rosina Postlethwaite, and was raised at the seaside where he grew to love the ocean, beach, and sailing. After earning his BS from Sheffield University in England, he came to the US as an Andrew Carnegie Travelling Fellow, graduating with an MS in Metallurgy from MIT, where he started the MIT Rugby Club and was active in the MIT Sailing Pavilion. Alan met his wife Mary nee Machlup, at the International Student Center in Cambridge, and they were married in Belmont, MA, on June 10, 1950. Alan led groups at a series of industrial companies, including ...
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Obituary: Donald Wetmore

CAMERON, Donald Wetmore Of Cambridge, August 12, 2014, at 94. An active Harvard man (?42, '47 HBS). Donald lived in Cambridge Homes near the Yard for his last eight years. Husband of the late Frances Hillers Wetmore, father of John Wetmore, Martha Scott, and Charlie Wetmore, grandfather of Hallie Scott, Sarah, Hunter, and Hannah Wetmore, Elizabeth Wetmore Garrow and her husband, Jake. He earned a Purple Heart as a Lieutenant during the Italian landing invasions in WW II. Afterwards, he worked as a business executive, then college professor at SMU. A celebration of his life will be held in September. Donations may be made to Cambridge Homes, 360 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138.
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Don't Freak Out, Cambridge, but That Really is Gunfire You're Hearing Tonight

Cambridge Police will test a new gunshot location system in Inman Square and Area 4 on Tuesday night. And yes, testing means actually firing guns.
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Obituary: Yolanda Jennings

Jennings, Yolanda (Ciccarelli) Of Cambridge, August 12, 2014. Loving mother of Charles T. "Chuck" of Cambridge and the late Dorothy E. "Dotty" Campbell. Grandmother of Cheryl, Karen, John Jr. and Stacey. Great grandmother of Nick, Mickey and Matt. Devoted sister of Mary O'Connor and Phyllis Checo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Rd., BELMONT, Thursday 4-8pm. Funeral Home service on Friday at 10:30am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Online guestbook www.brownandhickey.com Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 617-484-2534 617-547-1500
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Obituary: John J. Doherty

Doherty, John J. Formerly of Cambridge and Naples, Florida July 30, 2014. Former husband of Evelyn (Mannion). Father of Thomas and Susan Doherty and Coleen Casella and her husband James. Brother of Joseph and Virginia Doherty and Betty Goulet. Retired from MBTA after 30 years of service and honorably discharged from US Marines Corps. Visiting hours in the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 36 Trapelo Rd. BELMONT Thursday 6-8pm. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment private. Online guest book www.brownandhickey.com. Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 617-484-2534 617-547-1500
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Obituary: Jurina Vellucci

Vellucci, Jurina Of Cambridge, August 7. Beloved daughter of the late Mayor Emeritus Alfred E. and Jurina (Valentino) Vellucci. Devoted sister of Alfred P. Vellucci, Theresa Ferranti, James Vellucci, Mary Ann Almeida, and the late Joanne Baldasaro, Pasquale and Peter Vellucci. Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St. (at 6th St) EAST CAMBRIDGE, Monday at 9:30 AM followed by a Rite of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 49 Sixth St., Cambridge at 10:30 AM. Visiting Sunday 4-8 PM. Interment Cambridge Cemetery. Late employee Cambridge School Department. Donovanaufiero funeralhome.com
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Police Searching for Man who Reportedly Jumped Off Longfellow Bridge

Cambridge Police and the Boston Fire Department are searching for a person who may have jumped into the Charles River from the Longfellow Bridge Thursday night.
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Obituary: Nora Koronas

KORONAS, Nora (Straggas) 99, of Cambridge, MA, passed away, of natural causes on August 7, 2014. Beloved wife of the late John Koronas. Devoted mother of Cary Koronas and his wife Edna, Irene Koronas and Constance Agard. Loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Sister of Peter, Steve, Chris and Harry Straggas and Ann Cardillo. Funeral Service on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10am, at the Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown. There will be a brief visitation prior to the service from 9 to 10 at the church. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 275 Grove St., Newton, MA 02446. Burial ...
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Google G Watch latest addition to smartwatch offerings

The G Watch made by LG runs on Google's Android Wear operating system, making it compatible with late-model Android phones. But its steep price and quirky features won't endear it to consumers. And while Google's new software shows promise, it's not the intuitive, painless experience I was hoping for.
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Obituary: Daniel L. Arons

ARONS, Dr. Daniel L. Age 72, of Cambridge and Wellfleet, formerly of Newton, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. For 46 years, he was the beloved husband of Dr. Elissa (Beron) Arons. Loving father of Rebecca Arons & her husband Eric Fastiff, Dr. Dara Arons & her husband Jeremy McDiarmid, and Abigail Arons & her partner Matthew Bennett. Cherished grandfather of Eli and Tessa Fastiff and Hazel, Leah, and Rose McDiarmid. Dear uncle of Edward and Zachary. Dr. Arons was a dedicated and caring physician and teacher. Services at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St, Newton on Friday, August 8 at 11:00AM. Burial at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton. Following burial memorial observance will be at his home in Cambridge, Friday ...
Your Town

State to begin dismantling Longfellow Bridge towers this week

The iconic towers on the Longfellow Bridge sometimes referred to as the “salt and pepper” shakers are about to be taken apart and cleaned.
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Everett State Sen. DiDomenico going Irish for a day

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day in Boston. Now an Italian-American state senator from Everett is going green, too. State Sen. Sal N. DiDomenico plans to add an "O" to his name on Friday, March 7, when he'll hold his first-ever St. Patrick's Day party, 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown.
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Alumni asking public to pick the best prank in MIT history

Pranksters at MIT have been trying to outdo each other for years with hacks ranging from perching a police car atop the Great Dome to dropping pianos off buildings or converting a high-rise into a giant game of Tetris.
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Cambridge answering calls for public toilet in Harvard Square

Cambridge officials are preparing a set of recommendations that if approved could lead to the construction of a public bathroom on MacArthur Square, which sits along Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Yard and the Old Burying Ground in Harvard Square.
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Somerville Skillshare offers free classes by local artists this Sunday

Somerville Skillshare invites the community to partake in a day of free classes led by area artists and entrepreneurs for their inaugural “skill sharing” event. The organization, run by a team of volunteers, seeks to connect talented residents across the city by providing a platform for free collaboration and education.
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