Bilingual Books for Children Learning English
This project will fund the purchase of 300-350 bilingual books for Cambridge children in the Agenda for Children’s Literacy Initiative project who are learning English, learning to read, and have limited/no access to books in their home language. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $7,000
Mural Project at Russell Field
A middle-school student in North Cambridge proposed installing a mural in his neighborhood that “shows the community of Cambridge.” The mural will be installed on the Russell Field Fieldhouse. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $22,000
Location: Russell Field FieldHouse, Rindge Ave
Computers for the Community Learning Center (CLC)
At the Community Learning Center the students can improve their English or pursue a High School Equivalency Diploma. The CLC has 18 laptops and 12 ThinkPads for 630 adult learners. They want to get 20 additional laptops, keyboards, mice and storage cart for the students. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $27,000
Location: Community Learning Center, 5 Western Avenue
Little Free Libraries (Book Exchanges)
Informal Book Exchanges are already popular in Cambridge on streets and at the DPW yard. This project would install 13 Little Free Libraries (Book Exchanges) to support literacy, community engagement, and fun throughout the streets of our city. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $13,000
Location: 13 locations - 1 in each neighborhood. Focus on parks, community gardens, or dog parks.
Furniture for the O’Connell Library
The furniture at the O’Connell library is quite worn down. This proposal would provide the library with new tables, chairs, computer workstations, and loveseats for parents and children to read together. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $36,000
Location: East Cambridge (48 Sixth Street)
A Dutch Traffic Garden, called “Safety School” in the U.S., is a permanent park for children to learn transportation etiquette by role playing. Kids take turns biking, walking, and driving a miniature streetscape in a safe environment. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $200,000
Location: To be determined through a community process if this project is selected for funding.
Renovation of Bus Shelter at Comeau Field & Rindge
This project entails a major redesign and renovation, with community participation, of the #83 bus shelter. New features will include acrylic panels with cut-out figures and a roof element evocative of nearby recreation and natural habitat. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $75,000
Location: Rindge Avenue at Comeau Field, North Cambridge
Wayfinding Banners - Neighborhood & Commercial Identity
Hang banners in 13 strategic high-traffic, high-density business and neighborhood areas to identify commercial and/or neighborhood-specific local areas in Cambridge. This would support commerce, diversity, and neighborhood integrity. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $15,600
Location: 13 City Profile Areas of Cambridge
Bike Repair Stations
Install 8 bike repair stations with tools and bike pumps around the City for cyclists to quickly, easily, and freely fix routine bike problems. Locations include 2 libraries, 2 T stops, 3 parks (includes Inman Sq), and Fresh Pond Parkway. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $12,000
Location: 8 locations around Cambridge
Bus Shelter Monitors with Real Time Arrival
Install 2 real time bus arrival monitors with digital displays at the bus shelters at Cambridge Street & Hampshire Street and Cambridge Street & Inman Street. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $30,000
Location: Inman Square
Amphitheater in Danehy Park
Build an amphitheater in Danehy Park for outdoor performances, music, stories, and other cultural events that the whole community can enjoy. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $350,000
Location: Danehy Park
Raymond Park Community Garden Improvements
Beautify the community garden at Raymond Park through the addition of fencing, a partial retaining wall, landscaping and plantings, and furnishings. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $20,000
Location: Raymond Park
Dog Park at Gore Street Park
Convert part of Gore Street Park (Gold Star Mother’s Park) into a dog park with clear signage, a clean area for dogs to run, benches, and water fountains for dogs and owners. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $250,000
Location: Gore Street Park, East Cambridge
Outdoor Body-Weight Fitness Equipment in Danehy Park
Install outdoor body-weight fitness equipment for stretching, strength building, and plyometric exercises at Danehy Park. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $65,000
Location: Danehy Park
Free Wifi in 6 Outdoor Public Spaces
Install special outdoor wifi access points to offer free public wifi in the public space surrounding the Area IV, Frisoli, Gately, and Moore Youth Centers, as well as the Fresh Pond Golf Course and Cambridge Water Department. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $42,000
Location: Public space outside 4 Youth Centers, the Golf Course, and Water Department
Healthy Trees for a Healthy Cambridge!
Street trees cool the city, absorb pollution, and make our neighborhoods more livable! Vote to plant 100 new trees & build tree wells in the areas that need them most, along with educational signage so you can learn about your “green neighbors.” Read more...
Estimated Cost: $119,400
Location: Sidewalks in East Cambridge, Wellington/Harrington, Area IV/Port, and Cambridgeport
Cambridge Garden of Peace
The Peace Garden memorial will include benches and stones or objects reflecting names of loved ones from Cambridge who lost their lives to violence. An area of Riverside Press Park will be transformed into a place of tranquility and reflection. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $340,000
Location: An area within Riverside Press Park at River Street & Memorial Drive. Easily accessible by public buses on River Street and Western Avenue. Short walk from Central and Harvard Squares.
Toilet for All
24-hour access public toilet near Central Square, similar to the one currently underway in Harvard Square. The exact location will be determined through a public process. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $320,000
Location: Central Square
North Cambridge Community Garden
The new North Cambridge Community Garden in the northeast corner of Russell Field will build community, provide healthy food, and promote wellness and environmental awareness. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $240,000
Location: Russell Field where Harvey Street meets Alewife Linear Park
Materials for Planting by Residents on Public Land
Raised beds for food plants, placed at sites around town determined by city staff, consulting with residents. Plant materials, such as flower bulbs, for planting on other city land, distributed to residents in several locations. Read more...
Estimated Cost: $40,000
Location: Throughout Cambridge