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
Inner Belt Presentation
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 - 7:00 MIT Boathouse drop-in
6:30 - 9:00 Inner Belt
LBJ Apartments Common Room 150 Erie Street
6:00-7:00: MIT representatives will be available to share plans to renovate the MIT Pierce Boathouse (409 Memorial Dr) and temporarily occupy a portion of Magazine Beach. Attendees will have an opportunity to review drawings and ask questions of MIT, the designers, and the contractor.
6:30-7:00 Informal showing of a 1967 map of the highway plan and the homes that would have been taken. At the end of the meeting the plan will also be available for further discussion.
7:00 Join us to learn about the history of the Inner Belt:
Bob Simha, for forty years Planning Director at MIT, will describe the history of how MIT became the developer of the Johnson Apartment building as part of its housing
plan for Cambridge during the period 1969 to 1975. Steve Kaiser, a resident of Hamilton Street for 54 years, will discuss his ongoing history of the Inner Belt in Cambridge, with a presentation on the planning for Brookline Street, the role of Tip O'Neill in helping to stop the Inner Belt, and a focus on one Cambridgeport resident – Henrietta Jackson – active in both Save Our Cities and in efforts by City officials to oppose the Inner Belt. Q&A will follow.
We just won a
$2,500 grant from the National Trust Preservation Funds for the architecture work at St. Augustine's!
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:
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)
Join Our Listserv!
You're invited if you live or work in Cambridgeport, or if you have a child in a Cambridgeport school.
Simply send an email, with a note about how you are connected to the neighborhood, to:
The Cportneighbors group 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.