The immigrants coming to America now are no different than those who came three generation ago. Yet if Donald Trump had been president in 1895, “Papa” would not have been able to come to America. His Italian-American descendants wouldn’t be here as a result.
I drive. I don’t bike. Although I have voted in favor of every bike safety plan except one, I won’t claim to be the “bicycle councillor.” I won’t claim to be a bicycle expert. I admit that I’m arriving late to the discussion – but I have arrived.
The goal of this group is to bring together policymakers and department heads from Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, Everett, Chelsea, Medford and Malden for four meetings over the course of the next several months to address homelessness on a regional basis.
In the wake of the horrible violence that has occurred in our country over the past several days, many have emailed city officials asking what the Cambridge Police Department is doing to ensure similar events don’t occur here. There are several things.
When people think of Cambridge, they tend to think of its world-class universities and leading biotech companies. What they don’t think about is how many residents are truly struggling – but the Mayor’s Commission on Income Insecurity has been thinking about it.