Articles by Lee Gjertsen Malone

Emily Raymond’s Valentines Aim to Show That People Care

Emily Raymond vividly remembers the day three years ago when she first thought of making Valentine’s gifts for local men and women experiencing homelessness. It was a snowy January evening, and she was pushing her youngest son’s stroller down a busy street, stopping every block because of the piles of snow in her way. “At […]


Cambridge Community Foundation Raises Funds For Local Immigrants

As the United States becomes increasingly unfriendly to immigrants at the federal level, the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) is working to support immigrants within the bounds of the city. The CCF supports projects that help Cambridge residents from all backgrounds. The nonprofit, founded in 1916, has provided help to immigrants in the community for years—by […]



A “Biblioburro” Becomes A Book Bike

Bikes and parks have long been a source of summertime fun for kids—and one dedicated group of Cambridge volunteers wants to make sure books are an equally important part of that equation. The Cambridge Book Bike, which launched in 2014, brings new, free books to children throughout the city during the summer months. Book Bike […]