Revisiting Up Pine Street and Civil War on Race Street

CAMBRIDGE — The Friday morning presentations, a highlight of the packed schedule of “Reflections on Pine,” provided a look back on Pine Street from two totally different but complementary perspectives. David “Nicky” Henry, author of the two-volume Up Pine Street portrayed the Africa-American community as it was before the fires of 1967. The volumes are […]

Children’s workshops being held at the Dorchester Library

CAMBRIDGE — A soda bottle, a balloon, and a straw were the basic components needed for a jet-propelled toy car as more than a dozen children participated in “Recycled Creations” at the Dorchester County Public Library. As the racing car soda bottle took off, so did the Library’s workshop program, part of the “Summer Reading […]

‘Seeds of Faith’ set stage for new tradition in county

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge will have a new tradition on Sunday. The groundbreaking of “The Blessing of the Seeds” will take place at the white-steepled Immanuel Church of Christ on US Rt. 50. “The Blessing of the Seeds” follows examples like “The Blessing of the Fleet” across the ocean in Corsica, “The Blessing of the Combines” […]

Blackwater Refuge celebrates the eagle

CHURCH CREEK — On Saturday, Sarah Milbourne of the Maryland Park Service led a program at the big white tent at Blackwater, as part of the annual Blackwater NWR Eagle Festival. She asked an audience of adults and children,”How many of you have seen an eagle in the wild?” Lots of hands went up, in […]

Ode to Watermen debuts in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Visitors can get a quick glimpse of a massive mural as they reach the eastern end of the Frederick C. Malkus bridge. Resident and visitor alike will find a deeper appreciation by driving around to the Visitors’ Center. There in the back, under the sail, is Michael Rosato’s incredible painting, that he calls, […]

Public comments now take priority at Cambridge City Council

CAMBRIDGE — One of the big changes in the new council format is the “Public Comment” at the head of the agenda, and the idea has caught on. You can make your plea or point early, and don’t have to wait a couple of hours to have your say. The primary advantage is, you can […]

Cambridge commissioners plan for the future (and how to pay for it)

CAMBRIDGE — The Ins and Outs of government … that was the purpose of the morning work session of the Cambridge City Council on Tuesday morning. Four commissioners and the city manager met at City Hall to examine how much money will be coming In, and where it will go when it goes Out. Prioritized […]

Little League Super Bowl Breakfast scores a touchdown

CAMBRIDGE — If Superbowl Sunday was a huge day for football and Tom Brady, it was also a super event day for baseball in Cambridge. Just ask two 10-year-olds, Will Linthicum and Nathan Huber who arrived at 6 a.m. to help set up the tables and the bread-toasting station. “Baseball is my favorite sport,” says […]

Cambridge Council deals with the future of Long Wharf

CAMBRIDGE — Of all the many watery wonders in Cambridge, for many of us Long Wharf is the gem; not just the beauty of the widening river, but the forest of masts, the red-capped lighthouse, the solemn memorials, an expanse of lawns and gardens for reunions and celebrations, even the seasonal home of the Skipjack […]

Cambridge council approves Pine Street semicentennial event

CAMBRIDGE — Sometimes things are not what they seem, and a shocking example of that happened at Monday night’s council meeting. Dion Banks and Kisha Petticolas were before the council asking for necessary permits to stage a public event called “Reflections on Pine: 50 Years after the Fire, a commemoration of the Civil Rights movement, […]