April 1, 2021
Following a tragic fire leading to the loss of three lives shortly after midnight this morning, the decision has been made to postpone the Poplar Street Promenade that was to begin this evening out of respect for the family, friends, and neighbors of those who perished in a tragic residential fire on High Street this morning. This decision was reached in consultation with the Commissioners of Cambridge, Cambridge Police Department, Rescue Fire Company, the Cambridge-Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, and business owners along Poplar Street. We expect to begin the Promenade on April 8.
In the intervening time, I will work closely with Chief Lewis of Cambridge Police, Chief Pritchett of Rescue Fire Company, business owners along Poplar Street, and our partners at Downtown Cambridge and the Cambridge-Dorchester Chamber of Commerce to ensure that outdoor dining may safely occur moving ahead.
I am personally devastated by the events that occurred early this morning, and the Commissioners and staff at the City of Cambridge have the families, friends, and neighbors of those lost in our prayers. We ask that others, too, send thoughts and prayers to all those impacted and for the City of Cambridge during this sad time. As the City of Cambridge learns more regarding arrangements and ways to assist the family, we will share that information.
City of Cambridge
307 Gay Street - PO Box 255
Cambridge, MD 21613