Sunday, June 16, 2024

082913i-Dennis-CarloneFrom the Dennis Carlone campaign, Dec. 9: City councillor Dennis Carlone will host a winter fundraiser at the Middle East Restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The event is open to the public and will feature a brief presentation by Carlone on topics he has championed on the council, including city planning, urban design, environmental protection and social equity.

“I can think of no better way to celebrate my first year in office than at the Middle East Restaurant, surrounded by family, friends, supporters and other neighborhood leaders,” Carlone said in press release.

“As an independent business, and as a center for cultural diversity and artistic expression, the Middle East represents all that we cherish about Central Square – and all that we love about the city as a whole. I hope everyone will join me on Saturday afternoon for food, drink and conversation about what we’ve accomplished over the past year and the work that remains for the year ahead,” Carlone said.

Political notes adCarlone will be introduced by Nancy Ryan and Jan Devereux, Cambridge residents. Ryan serves as co-chairwoman of the Cambridge Residents Alliance, an organization that has been instrumental in advancing the call for a citywide development master plan. Devereux serves as president of the Fresh Pond Residents Alliance, an organization she co-founded this year to promote sustainable growth and urban planning in the Fresh Pond/Alewife area.

Following Carlone’s push to initiate the citywide planning process this year, Paul McMorrow of The Boston Globe recognized Carlone’s impact on the council, noting that: “Carlone has created broad support for a more holistic approach to development in Cambridge – one that doesn’t just create individual buildings, but builds communities.”

And last week, Nick DeLuca of BostInno added more praise: “Carlone knows what it takes to implement smart transit strategy. With extensive experience in urban planning and architecture, he realizes that in a city as densely populated as Cambridge, transportation can be the driving force behind reimagining the cityscape.”

Saturday’s fundraiser is sponsored by the Carlone Committee and is being organized with help from Central Square resident Frank Gerratana. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend, regardless of ability to contribute.

Please make checks payable to the Carlone Committee. For information, or to RSVP, visit Carlone’s re-election website for an online invitation.