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Who We Are

CNA was founded in November, 2004 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  Membership is open to all residents of Cambridgeport, parents of children who attend Cambridgeport schools, owners of Cambridgeport businesses, and those involved in the Cambridgeport neighborhood.  


Neighborhood happenings, social and cultural issues, zoning, development, roads and traffic, trees and parks, and other issues of importance to Cambridgeport (and sometimes beyond) are discussed at our meetings.

CNA is represented by a board which is elected annually by voting members.


2019 CNA Board Members:

Cathie Zusy, President

Rebecca Bowie, Vice President

Julie Halprin, Treasurer

Brian Aull, Recording Clerk

Carolyn Shipley, Corresponding Clerk

Gabe Cira

Rachel Han


Upcoming Events


Dec. Feedback Session

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

6:30 set up and mingle

7:00-9:00 meeting

LBJ Apartments Common Room 150 Erie Street

Students from Boston Architectural College will share their site analysis, zoning, research, and design diagramming for several crucial sites in the neighborhood of Cambridgeport. The goal for the meeting is to get feedback, suggestions, opinions, stories, guidance, and all other input from the community, because we are hoping to use their work as a basis of a neighborhood "comprehensive plan" that is a graphically rich document of the community's desires and needs in the face of inevitable and accelerating development. Students have been focusing on the Central library/parking garage parcel, the MIT parcels, and the KIMCO parcels in great detail and investigating probable outcomes. They have taken much observation, analysis, and conversation with the community into account, and they are also compiling responses to the CNA board's previous polls and studies to inform their work. Please join for a lively meeting of conversation and discussion (not a presentation) with the students that are helping to represent, visualize, and analyze the exciting possibilities that we want in our neighborhood! We, the community, are their clients so this is our time to review their work and make sure they are on the right track!

We just won a

$2,500 grant from the National Trust Preservation Funds for the architecture work at St. Augustine's!

Thank you!

Cambridgeport's own St. Augustine's African Orthodox Church (137 Allston St.) has been awarded a $50k grant from the Cambridge Historical Commission. The money will be used toward restoration of the roof, siding, windows, and for ADA accessibility.

The CNA is fundraising to help with this historical preservation project in our neighborhood. In addition to the grant, the CHC will match all donations for up to $50k in additional funds



There are two ways to donate:

Mailing Address:

Julia Halprin

CNA Treasurer 

11 Rockingham St.

Cambridge, MA 02139

Donate by check, payable to "Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association"

Click "Donate" to use a credit card.

(2.2% fee applies)


Community Resources

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You're invited if you live or work in Cambridgeport, or if you have a child in a Cambridgeport school.

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The CNA listserv is a forum for issues and information related to Cambridgeport. Opinions expressed by individuals do not reflect the opinions of the organization. Rules for participation are here.


Contact the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association

Get in touch with Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.


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