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Beware small neighborhood associations! Palin-esque panic can sure enliven debate

Beware small neighborhood associations! Palin-esque panic can sure enliven debate

Will small neighborhood associations soon be running Cambridge? Maybe. Also possible: They will not be.

Let’s actually answer the question: Does Cambridge have a required master plan?

Let’s actually answer the question: Does Cambridge have a required master plan?

Which dueling City Council policy order is worthy of support? The answer is actually very simple.

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

There is a nationwide trend toward militarizing police forces, and Cambridge shouldn’t be part of it. City councillors such as Nadeem Mazen and Craig Kelley are right to push back.

Four families want to see kindergarten capacity at Olá expanded for their kids

Typically the FRC calls families to alert them to the risk of losing a placement. With Olá, families didn’t get word of the lack of seats until late in the process.

Lesley University rebrands with creativity, but not much responsibility for its workers

Lesley University rebrands with creativity, but not much responsibility for its workers

Lesley University is rebranding! It has a new logo and advertising campaign and an exciting new reputation for paying slave wages.

Council’s latest Foundry conversation came with medal-worthy frustrations

Council’s latest Foundry conversation came with medal-worthy frustrations

In honor of the Olympics, here are the gold, silver and bronze medal award winners in the competition for City Council frustrations for talk about the Foundry building in East Cambridge.

This isn’t the most exciting U.S. suburb, because Cambridge isn’t a damn suburb

This isn’t the most exciting U.S. suburb, because Cambridge isn’t a damn suburb

Cambridge being named the Most Exciting Suburb in America by a real estate blog? Nope, sorry. Honor not accepted.

Let’s change a flawed vote process, ending Cambridge’s Proportional Representation

Let’s change a flawed vote process, ending Cambridge’s Proportional Representation

While our voting process often seem endless, the outcome of many elections is settled in the first round of balloting. More importantly, a serious design flaw taints the count.

Renewal of residential parking stickers became more expensive, still just a scam

Swing by Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department on Monday and you’ll see a line all the way up the stairs to renew expired residential parking stickers. This annual ritual should be ended.

Can Cambridge close the third-grade achievement gap? We’ll need a plan

Can Cambridge close the third-grade achievement gap? We’ll need a plan

Cambridge already has better achievement outcomes for low-income students than most cities in Massachusetts and the U.S., but we’re nowhere near closing the gap that remains.

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