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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

Street Cleaning in Cambridge Will Sweep Away More Than Dirt

Money In the Streets of CambridgeIf it’s spring it must be street sweeping season.  Thank goodness!  Cambridge is a dirty mess with flotsam and jetsam lining the curbs.  The snow covered up months of accumulated debris. Now that the snow’s gone – finally! – it’s time for a good cleaning.

People also dropped money in the snow over the long winter months.  When the ice and snow melted I started to find change as I walked along the streets in Cambridge.  I love to find money – even pennies.  I save it in a tin so I can keep track of how much I’ve found.  When the piles along the curbs were first uncovered it seemed I was finding money every day.  My best score by far is shown in the photo above.  Yes – that’s a dirty, rumpled $20 bill that spent many weeks buried in the snow and debris.  Resisting the urge to pull that $20 from my tin in a pinch will be a true test of self control.

There’s more money out there!  Quick – before it’s swept away – poke at the piles along the curb.  I’ve got everybody I know looking down as they walk, kicking aside the refuse in the hopes of finding some cash.

Street sweeping in Cambridge MA runs from April 1st through December.  Streets are cleaned monthly – opposite sides on different days.  The Cambridge DPW has a map and schedule online.  Miss the day and your car will be towed.  Watch the signs – even blocks with parking meters are subject to towing on street cleaning day.

Happy hunting!


When she’s not picking up money in the streets, Elizabeth Bolton is a real estate agent in Cambridge, MA.  Actually she does both at once – since she found the bill pictured above while on the way to show a house for sale in Cambridge.

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