It took until nearly the end of a two-hour roundtable on charter schools for anyone to bring up the heated climate in which the schools operate – especially with a ballot question coming up Nov. 8 that might raise the cap how many operate in the state.
Some 2,240 people took advantage of the first chance for early voting in Cambridge, according to Election Commission estimates as polls closed Monday. That’s out of roughly 71,370 registered voters this year.
There’s no end in sight for Harvard dining hall workers now in their third week of strikes over wages and health benefits, but the university did sign an agreement Monday with its Graduate Students Union.
Resident Belinda Watt has captured a stunning photo of what remains of the King Open School as the city prepares to replace it with a $131.5 million community education complex. At the moment it has a nice, spacious layout.
After some 45 years in business, Cafe Algiers is closing – another Harvard Square institution closing. The restaurant began in the basement space of 40 Brattle St., in Brattle Hall, in the early 1970s, but moved to its location atop the building in 1990.
What kind of impact has the media had on the election? Cambridge Community Television hosts a free mini-conference Saturday on “The Media and the Election” to see if a dozen local journalists can figure it out.
A fundraiser in honor of the slain MIT Police officer and Somerville resident is back Friday through Sunday at Lyndell’s Bakery in Somerville’s Ball Square.
Harvard Ballet’s “Oz”; “Feel the Horn: The Orange Rhino Rally” street theater; Lovecraft’s “Tales Outside Time and Space” with Flat Earth Theatre; SomerStreets Monster Mashed Up festival; and the Druid Underground Film Festival.
Police are hoping the public can help identify two men on a spree of car thefts and car breaks in Cambridge and Somerville that leads into Boston.
Though she doesn’t live in Cambridge anymore – she was priced out in 2004 – Louie Cronin has written perhaps the best breakup note ever in “Everyone Loves You Back,” a novel that publishes Friday.