Without noncitizen voting, a significant proportion of the population in Maryland’s Takoma Park would be disenfranchised. This observation is especially meaningful in cities such as Cambridge, where more than 28 percent of residents are foreign-born.
A pizza chain based in Washington, D.C., dubbed &pizza, is applying for what’s called a “fast food special permit” to be allowed to open another branch of its expanding chain – this time right in the middle of Harvard Square.
Massachusetts has a high overall vaccination rate, but recent statistics shown that one very important vaccine is often overlooked: the human papillomavirus vaccine.
The “Safe Communities Act” working its way through the Massachusetts Legislature is designed to do what its name suggests: Protect everyone in the community regardless of their citizenship status.
The School Committee had the opportunity to request data on the impact of race on student participation in extracurricular activities. It chose to assign the project to the high school student government.
No one in the military has asked for a $54 billion increase in spending. No one in Trump’s administration has explained its point. And strangely, no one seems to be asking the White House about it.
Cambridge Public Schools officials have taken a couple of good half steps toward transparency on calling snow days, but the two half steps don’t quite equal taking a whole step forward. It looks more like shuffling uncertainly.
Several recent City Council meetings have seen clashing orders proposed, or discoveries that one councillor has been preparing to act on an issue, some other member has gone ahead and begun intensive research. There’s probably a simple solution for this confusion.
In high-income towns such as Winchester, Concord and Carlisle, 80 percent to 90 percent of third-graders score proficient on the MCAS reading test. In Cambridge, only 65 percent of all students score proficient.
Sharing websites such as Airbnb have allowed many Cambridge residents to stay in their homes, even as the cost of living continues to rise, a letter writer says.