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Lesley University’s Threshold Program welcomes blind students for 1st time

Lesley University’s Threshold Program, for the first time since the program opened in 1982, has happily accepted blind students for fall semester 2015.
 
The Threshold Program was founded in 1982 by Dr. Arlyn Roffman, professor of education, and it was the first college-based program in the nation to provide work/life skills to students with special needs.
 

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Cambridge City Council Candidates Forum Reveals Two Camps

Cambridge, Mass. – Eleven candidates at last Wednesday’s City Council Candidates Forum unanimously championed the need for more affordable housing in Cambridge. But incumbents and challengers running in the Nov. 3 election found little common ground in how to address this and other issues.

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News Brief: Cambridge Police to conduct car seat checks, installations

Next week is National Traffic Safety Week

The following is a press release from the Cambridge Police Department.

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News Brief: Cambridge Youth Police Academy celebrates participants

The following was submitted by Jeremy Warnick of the Cambridge Police Department.

The Cambridge Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 22 Cambridge youth from the 2015 Cambridge Youth Police Academy. The graduation occurred on Thursday, August 13th in the Cambridge Public Library auditorium.

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Participatory Budgeting: Ebi Poweigha on Not for Nothin'

a discussion of the current round of participatory budgeting in Cambridge

Ebi Poweigha describes the current round of Cambridge's Participatory Budgeting process - deadline for submissions for small scale capital projects is August 31, 2015. For more information or to submit an idea, go to http://pb.cambridgema.gov/.

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Growing a Community

Cambridge community gardens bring nature and friendship to the urban environment

Living in the city of Cambridge has many benefits: a diverse population, thousands of caring citizens, various types of restaurants, a vibrant creative community and the convenience of urban life. What the city lacks is what most cities lack: nature.

A lack of nature and opportunity to connect with the earth is why the Community Garden Program, run by the Conservation Commission, is so important.

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Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Pet Comfortable and Safe this Summer

Pets in Cambridge have a lot to deal with when it comes to the weather. From this past winter’s record-breaking snowfall to this summer’s varying temperatures and conditions, pet owners have been put to the test in one very important task: keeping their pets comfortable and safe. 

For many, summer is a time of relaxation and fun, but pet owners still need to be aware of the dangers warmer weather can pose for animals. 

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Finding a "Furever" Home

Broken Tail Rescue gives homeless pets a second chance

Every day at the PetSmart on Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge, volunteers from Broken Tail Rescue oversee the showing and hopeful adoption of the cats in their PetSmart adoption center.

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Not for Nothin' Liz Speakman

Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator for the City of Cambridge

Susan Fleischmann interviews Liz Speakman, the Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator for the City of Cambridge, 6-9-2015