The city’s affordable housing policy over the past 20 years has been disastrous. Family and neighbors are being forced out as developers and investors enrich themselves. This is not sustainable, and drastic action is required to save our community.
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.
Today’s massive gas leak in Kendall Square is a safety and health concern for us all and demonstrates everything Mothers Out Front has been saying about the dangers of “natural” gas.
Glenn KnicKrehm has a beautiful vision for Kendall Square, but after two decades of planning it’s not clear his Constellation Center is any closer to happening. Meanwhile, across the street is the Volpe redevelopment and a dramatically shrunken park proposal.
The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee voted 27-25 to allow horse slaughterhouses to operate on U.S. soil. U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark stood up to protect horses against the greed of business interests, but her vote was not enough.
There’s no question affordable housing should be spread throughout the city as evenly and equitably as affordable units are allocated throughout a new Cambridge apartment building. The council’s 6-3 order last month was a poor way to go about getting it.
To landlords, banks look like steady money. To everyone else, they looks like one storefront more that gives tourists no reason to visit, one storefront more that, 364 days of the year, might as well be an ATM taking up a fraction of the space.
There is talk among Christian evangelicals of a Trumped-up Supreme Court walking back decisions “without disrupting other precedent on marriage,” potentially joining a movement seen in state legislatures to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping war and natural disasters in Haiti, Honduras and El Salvador are in serious jeopardy of being sent home by the Trump administration and Department of Homeland Security.
If we’re going to meet the goal of ensuring that all Cambridge children have access to affordable preschool, the council and School Committee must work with a sense of urgency. A deadline will force answers, sooner rather than later, on policy, financing and logistics.