Reporter Resources

Restaurants, Clothing, Kids Stuff, Toy Stores, Drugstores, Liquor Stores, Grocery Stores, Bakeries, Jewelry, Watches, Outdoors, Stationary, Boba Tea, Coffee…

City Departments

Section: City Departments

Cambridge PoliceCambridge Fire, etc.Cambridge City CouncilCambridge School Committee
Main PageMain PageMain PageMain Page
Incident Reports (see Codes)
CPD Twitter & Facebook
Police Scanner
Broadcastify – Police
Fire Dept Scanner
Broadcastify – Fire
Free Pre-K – Who Benefits?
State Police Incident CodesDHSP – RFP CPP
Scan New England (many frequencies)
Cambridge Open Data ProgramMunicipal Opioid Story
WBUR 29Dec23 (Camb $1.9M, van)
CareMass – Dashboard
WBUR – 13Dec23 Fatal ODs Record Highs
CPHD – Opioid Reports
Cambridge GIS Data (Intersections)Election (GIS) Maps (US, Gov Council, Polls, State Rep & Senate), Wards & Precincts & Sub-precincts)
City Resources

Category 2

Public Records RequestsSchool Council InfoCPSD – EventsReal Estate
MA FOIA LawCPSD SAC Meeting SchedulesCPSD School Map (no Charters)City – Ped & Bike Xing near Pemb Commuter Rail – Proposed (Reddit Thread)
MA FOIA Appeals
Todd Wallack WBUR
Isaac Stanley-Becker WP
Jeff Raymond, Bramanville Tribune
Brandon Stokes, WHDH Boston
MY DATA – SC Consent AgendasGoogle Map (Tailored) – Prototype
Ask a Law LibrarianSAC Q&A Part 1
MA Law Ch 4 Sec. 7(26)SAC Q&A Part 2
MA Law Sec 59(c) – SACsSAC Q&A Part 3
Secy of State – PubRec Appeals
HUECU – New Binding Arbitration
FOIA, CPSD, GIS Data, Etc.

Category 3

Cambridge Open Data ProgramSchool Council InfoCPSD – EventsReal Estate
ODP Main Page
ODP GIS Data (Demographics, DPW, Hydro, Traffic, Transportation, etc.)
ODP Open Budget
ODP Data Ordinance

Local Media (most links from Robert Winters website)

Cambridge Chronicle (Cambridge) – Gannett
Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Harvard Crimson
Harvard Gazette
The Tech (MIT)
–> Tufts, Lesley, Bunker Hill,

Commonwealth Beacon (statewide but incl. local news)
Axios Boston
WGBH news
Bay State Banner

Gannett is ramping up on the advertising and editorial sides
— but will it last?
(Feb 21, 2024 – Dan Kennedy, Media Nation)
Gannett Holdings –
your Arlington (Arlington)
Belmont Voice (Belmont)
Brookline News (Brookline)
Cambridge Civic Journal (Cambridge)
Cambridge Day (Cambridge, Somerville)
The Somerville Times (Somerville)
The Somerville/Medford News Weekly (Somerville/Medford)
Fig City News (Newton)
Newton Beacon (Newton)
Watertown News (Watertown)
Dorchester Reporter (Dorchester, Boston)
Caught In Dot (Dorchester, Boston)
Plymouth Independent (Plymouth)
Marblehead Current (Marblehead)
The Ipswich Local News (Ipswich)
The Salem News (Salem – covers Beverly, Peabody, Danvers)
Concord Bridge (Concord)
Institute for Nonprofit News
MacArthur Foundation – Grants
Pulitzer Center – Grants
News Media Alliance – Apply for Grants – Cambridge-based, PRX & GBH Ptnrship – South Asia, based in Cambridge

Beacon Hill Times (Beacon Hill, Boston)
Boston Sun (Boston)
Charlestown Patriot-Bridge (Charlestown)
Chelsea Record (Chelsea)
East Boston Times Free Press (East Boston)
Everett Independent (Everett)
Jamaica Plain Gazette (Jamaica Plain, Boston)
Lynn Journal (Lynn)
Mission Hill Gazette (Mission Hill, Boston)
North End Regional Review (North End, Boston)
Revere Journal (Revere)
Winthrop Sun Transcript (Winthrop)

Story Ideas

OpioidsPre-School List & Funding