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Who We Are

The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA) was founded in November 2004 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We are located in Cambridge, MA with borders on River St, Mass Ave, the Grand Junction train tracks, and the Charles River.

 Membership is open to all residents of Cambridgeport, families of children who attend Cambridgeport schools, and people who work in Cambridgeport.


We strive to strengthen community, facilitate advocacy, and share information. Our activities include informational meetings, social events, and neighborhood improvement projects. 

The CNA is represented by a board which is elected annually by community members.

2022 Board Members:

Rebecca Bowie, President

Brittany Butler, Clerk

Tien-Tien Chan, Clerk

Cathie Zusy, Treasurer

Valerie Bonds

Julia Halprin

Tonia Hicks

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Our events are always free, open to the public, and no prior participation is necessary.

We encourage new faces to join us!

November Community Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Click here for link.

We'll start with some announcements: 

  • Central Square Advisory Committee

  • Working Against Racism group

  • Peter Valentine's house

  • Proposed changes to the 47 bus (hopefully - not confirmed yet) 


Next, we've got a meeting focused on supporting our older adults. 


First, we'll hear from Phil Fonseca from the organization Friendship Works. "Our mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support." There is a need for volunteers of all ages and abilities - join us to learn more! 


Afterward, we'll hear from Susan Pacheco of the Cambridge Council on Aging. She'll be talking about the services and activities they provide for older adults in the city, and opportunities for engagement. 


Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Shop secondhand with us

Be good to the environment and help raise money for the CNA! We get a portion of sales when you shop secondhand with Helpsy (our textile drive partner) using this link:


Working Against Racism Group

Last Monday of the month


Register for Zoom link here. 

Hosted by Valerie Bonds & Brian Aull, members of the CNA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Repeat participants help us to move the conversation forward, AND brand new participants are welcome and encouraged each month. 

Past Events since 2020

The CNA Board meets monthly.

October 2022: Textile & Book Drive, Community meeting

September 2022: Meet Your Neighbor Day

May 2022: Community Meeting

April 2022: Textile Drive, Clean Up & Seedling Swap, Community meeting

February 2022Virtual Meeting/Board Elections

December 2021: Special election candidate forum

November 2021: Fall Gathering in Dana Park

October 2021: Municipal Candidate Night

September 2021: Cambridgeport Play Day

May 2021: Neighborhood Plant Swap

April 2021: Community Clean Up

April 2021: Virtual Community Meeting

March 2021: Virtual Community Meeting

February 2021: Virtual Community Meeting & Annual Elections

November 2020: Virtual Community Meeting

September 2020: Virtual Community Meeting

May 2020: Plant Swap

April 2020: Virtual Trivia Night

April 2020: Teddy Bear in the Window - Bear Hunt

April 2020: Support Local Businesses Media Campaign

March 2020: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Match Service

January 2020: Public meeting and annual election

Connect With Us!


Join Our Neighborhood Conversation Listserv!

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

Send a blank email to:


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.

Prefer fewer emails? Subscribe to only receive announcements about CNA activities and events by sending a blank email to cna+subscribe@groups.io 

These emails go to both listservs - there is no need to sign up for both. 

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