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03-15-2017

Two retirement seminars which had been postponed due to inclement weather have now been rescheduled. 

An information seminar for members of the Fire Department which had been scheduled for February 9 will now be held on March 21 at 9:00 am at 31 Smith Place.

The seminar for all City employees (pre-registration required) which had been scheduled for March 14 will now be held on April 16 at 9:00 am at City Hall Annex.  All participants who originally registered for the event will be automatically scheduled to attend.

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03-13-2017

Due to the snowstorm, the Retirement Office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14.  The retirement planning forum which had been scheduled will now be postponed to a later date.  At this time, we expect the office to reopen for our usual hours on March 15.

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03-09-2017

The Cambridge Retirement Board is considering an allocation to a global or domestic timber Fund which excludes REITs.  Cambridge Retirement Board is looking for a timber fund or a timber and farmland fund.  The mandate will be for approximately $25 million.  Individual contracts will be awarded and stated in accordance with M.G.L. Ch.

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03-01-2017

Benefit verifications forms were mailed on Wednesday, March 1.  All retirees and beneficiaries who are collecting a monthly allowance must sign and return this form by Friday, April 7.  Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions, or if you do not receive your form by March 8.

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02-10-2017

Employees are invited to attend a retirement planning forum at City Hall Annex on Tuesday, March 14th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  Speakers include Sheila Keady Rawson, City Personnel Director; Ellen Philbin, Executive Director of the Cambridge Retirement System and Kristen Albertino from the Social Security Office.  Please see the attached information sheet for additional details.  Please note that employees are required to register in advance in order to attend. 

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02-08-2017

Due to the snowstorm, the Retirement Office will be closed on Thursday, February 9. At this time, we expect to reopen for our usual hours on Friday.

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01-23-2017

1099-R forms were mailed on January 23, 2017.  All retirees and all members who took refunds in 2016 will receive a form.  In most cases, this must be included on your 2017 Federal tax return.  It is not neccessary to include this income on a Massachusetts State income tax return.  Please feel free to call the office with any questions about your form, or to notify us if you do not receive your form by January 30.

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01-11-2017

The Cambridge Retirement Board has voted to name Chris Burns as Public Records Officer for the retirement office.  For additional information on the records provided on this website, or for information about how to make a public records request, please click here.

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10-31-2016

Phone service to our office was restored as of Monday, October 31st. 

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10-24-2016

As of Monday morning, October 24 2016, the office is unable to receive any phone calls.  We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible, but the outage may continue through Thursday morning.  If you need to contact us, please use email.  A directory of all staff addresses is posted at www.cambridgeretirementma.gov/retirement-system/staff.  This is the preferred contact method until service is restored.

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