Community Safety

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Mosquitos!!! Bzzzzzzing...stingggg.....SMACK!

Mosquito Bite and Population Control for Comfort and Health

Oh, how the warm spring weather lures us into the great outdoors! We are drawn to the woods, to the aromatic blooming [bzzzzsssning, smack! Sorry for the interruption] of the deep outdoors, or to the evening hanging out on a porch [bzzzzzing – smack! Sorry, again! For the interruption!] with friends. So warm…so peaceful! So greatly free of winter’s constrictions and burdens. So comforted by the long, long days. So…so…beset.

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When a Bird Flies into (Enters) Your House

How to Get Them Out (Instructions that Work)

Photo of small bird in flight.

This can happen anywhere there are houses and birds. This story is about what to do when a bird flies into your house or apartment in Cambridge. Which can happen to anyone. Here, in Cambridge, measuring just about seven square miles, with so much wildlife, so many birds, especially at this time of year. There are also so many bird nests (where many birds live), you probably live within fifteen feet of a bird nest nestled into some eaves or foyer and you don’t even know it.

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Not for Nothin' - the Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center

serving homeless families

An interview with Shiela Moore, Chief Executive Officer of the Hildebrand Family Self Help Center. The Center partners with homeless families by providing shelter, permanent housing, training and work readiness programs, and life skill development. 6-4-2018

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Safe Haven for Newborn Babies

And an Easing of Suffering for the Parent

It is impossible to predict how someone will respond to having a baby. There can be the best of intentions and expectations: joy, bonding, sharing the moment, and thinking about the future. There can be the best preparation: the stack of wee onesies and diapers, perhaps a rocking chair, a baby shower, childbirth classes, and prenatal appointments. Your baby’s name has probably been chosen. Everything is all set, awaiting the welcoming of your newborn baby girl or boy.

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

Living While Black

A discussion with the Reverend Irene Monroe about the perils of Living While Black in the US - police brutality and the code of conduct for people of color.

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Not for Nothin' - March for Our Lives

An interview with organizers Anika Nayak and Amalia Hochman

Somerville High School students Anika Nayak and Amalia Hochman discuss the student movement to end gun violence and reform gun control. 4-10-2018

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"Prepare for an Emergency?...uh...

N'haw! That's okay, thanks. I'm all set."

"Note to self: Think about maybe getting more of these." Image of battery.

(Author’s Note: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY IN CAMBRIDGE.)

When you think about emergency preparedness, what comes to mind? Jugs of water in your closet? Cans of beans stacked in your kitchen cabinet? A battery-powered radio and flashlights, with extra batteries? A decent, basic first aid kit? Some single-use hand warmers? A heavy coat, in case it’s cold and the heat goes out?

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Not for Nothin' - Reverend Irene Monroe

Youth Activism and Gun Control

A discussion with Reverend Irene Monroe about youth activism and engagement with politics, Parkland, and the upcoming March for Our Lives. 3-19-2018

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VIDEO: Mending Cambridge in a #MeToo Moment

A conversation for men on ending sexual harassment & violence

Mending Cambridge, a men's leadership group, hosted a conversation on January 3rd at Cambridge Rindge and Latin's Media Cafe.

 

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Boston Fashion Week comes to Cambridge to Share Positivity

Small Group Purposes Good while Nevada Gunman Commits Evil

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