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Group seeks public toilet in Cambridge Common

A working group will explore where a permanent public restroom could be built in the area of the Cambridge Common.
A working group will explore where a permanent public restroom could be built in the area of the Cambridge Common.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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It’s a problem that tourists, homeless folks and local residents all share: finding a public bathroom around Harvard Square.

Now, a loose coalition of churches, homelessness organizations and the business association have launched a campaign called Advocates for a Common Toilet to get a public restroom at the Cambridge Common.

The slogans: “I Heart Toilets” and “Where Would Jesus Go.”

The city and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation are preparing to put out to bid an estimated $3.9 million) renovation for the Cambridge Common this fall, but the design had already been approved by the state and when advocates began calling for a bathroom in the park.

For now, Deputy City Manager Lisa Peterson said the city has placed a portable bathroom stall in the park.

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