Welcome to the City of Cambridge Retirement System

The Cambridge Retirement System (CRS) is one of 106 contributory retirement systems in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The Retirement System, governed by a five member board, is subject to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32.

The CRS´s members are actively working for the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge Public Health Commission and Cambridge Redevelopment Authority or are retired from one of the above entities.  Membership in the Cambridge Retirement System is mandatory for nearly all half-time and full-time employees.

Our office at 100 CambridgePark Drive, Suite 101, is open on Monday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am to Noon.  Our telephone number is 617-868-3401.  For more information, please see our contact listing.

If you are visiting our office, please note this information about parking and construction around our building:

 The Retirement Board office is a two-minute walk from the Alewife T station, and we encourage all visitors to use public transportation when possible.

Visitor parking is available in the 88 CambridgePark Drive garage, in the area behind our building. The garage is gated, but all visitors to the building are allowed access to the lot. Enter the parking lot near the main entrance of the building. Bear left as you pass behind the building, passing in front of the construction area and approach the garage. Enter the code on the keypad at the gate. You should have been given this code when you made your appointment. If you have any difficulty, please call the Retirement Office at 617-868-3401. Visitors may park anywhere on levels 2-8. If you require accommodation, please call the office in advance of your visit. We may be able to arrange parking in a loading area if you are not able to walk from the parking lot.

There is also limited on-street parking on the odd-numbered side of CambridgePark Drive. There are no legal parking spaces on the even-numbered side of the street. Further, visitors to our office are not allowed to park in the garage behind 150 CambridgePark Drive. 


It is hereby determined that John Shinkwin was the only candidate to have submitted valid nomination papers for election to the Cambridge Retirement Board.  Therefore, at the meeting of the Cambridge Retirement Board held on Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Board voted to declare that John Shinkwin be considered elected to the Cambridge Retirement Board and that no election shall be held.  His term will commence on August 1, 2017 and expire on July 31, 2020.  He will serve in all respects as though he had been elected by election.