Welcome to Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is a happening place. Home to Harvard and MIT, it is noted for intellectual vitality and technological innovation as well as for great entertainment. There may be more restaurants per square mile here than anywhere outside of downtown, from affordable ethnic eateries to some of the finest dining experiences in the region. Pubs and music clubs abound, and there are movie and live theaters, interesting shops and many bookstores. Transportation couldn’t be easier. The Red Line runs from one end of Cambridge to the other – literally – and into downtown Boston as well. The verdant banks of the Charles River draw runners, bikers, dog walkers, sunbathers and strollers.


Police Emergency 911
General Information 617-349-3301
Fire Emergency 911
General Information 617-349-4900
Ambulance Emergency 617-876-5800
Poison   617-232-2120
Rape   617-492-7273
Hospitals Mt. Auburn Hospital 617-492-3500
Massachusetts General 617-726-2000
Cambridge City Hospital 617-498-1000
Santa Maria Hospital 617-868-2200
Youville Hospital 617-876-4344
Cambridge Emergency Mgmt   617-498-1590


NStar Electric Electricity 800-592-2000
NStar Gas Natural Gas 800-592-2000
Verizon New Service Billing 617-873-1000
Repairs 617-555-1611
Comcast Cable TV, Phone, Internet 1-800-XFINITY

City Services

City Hall Information 617-349-4000 
Cambridge Schools Information 617-349-6400
Cambridge Public Library   617-349-4040
Cambridge Post Office Main Branch 617-876-0620
Cambridge Traffic & Parking 238 Broadway St. Cambridge, MA 617-349-4700 
Cambridge Parking Violation Bureau   617-349-4705 
Registry of Motor Vehicles   617-351-4500
Transportation MBTA Travel Information 617-222-3200
MBTA Pass Program 617-222-5218


Harvard University   617-495-1000
Lesley College    617-868-9600 
MIT   617-253-1000 
Radcliffe College   617-495-8000