With the inauguration of Donald Trump as president arriving Friday and the emotional effect likely to last all weekend, folks with dread of the coming four years may want to find a way to use their time productively or at least cathartically Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Can the School Committee manage to make it through a meeting acting like adults able to handle the responsibilities for which they’re paid by the taxpayers of Cambridge?
How odd that America’s first black, openly lesbian mayor – from one of the country’s most progressive cities – would consider attending Trump’s presidential inauguration. But the office of E. Denise Simmons confirmed this week that she is.
Congratulations are due Jocelyn and Chris Arndt for their hard work and skill, but being able to listen to their work for free means it’s fans of their stripe of blues rock that really benefit.
With allegations Tuesday that Trump was a presidential candidate compromised by an embarrassing, urine-related sex scandal in Russia, the Twitterverse went into overtime with some sharp-edged hashtaggery.
With the agonizing, years-long crawl toward changes in Central Square as background, it was a balm to hear city councillors talk about how quickly they might get cigarette butt receptacles placed where smokers tend to drop them most, including Longfellow Park.
The Out of the Blue Art Gallery is in crisis again, seeking crowdfunding to make sure it can pay its rent in Central Square, and citizens should help. But this cry for help should be heard by city officials too, and by the property owners with long-fallow storefronts.
Let this be the year that we end forever the official resistance to the televising of “roundtable” meetings – maybe in November, when we vote on who gets to be a city councillor and School Committee member for the 2018-19 term.
A new North Cambridge restaurant has drawn raves from The Boston Globe, but on their way to dinner there the city’s gourmets should take a moment to appreciate the fact it exists at all. The creation of UpperWest was more difficult than most, and for difficult reasons.
Cambridge is filled with smart, accomplished people. Officials have to be better about identifying which should be discounted as crackpots (few, if any) and which have ideas as valid and valuable as new state Rep. Mike Connolly.