When Manikka Bowman, candidate for School Committee, thinks about Cambridge public schools, she thinks about potential – the potential brimming out of each student and the potential of the school system itself. And she thinks about how to turn into reality.
It’s good that Cambridge has finally updated and raised developer “linkage” fees, but it has to be taken in context with actions from years past and with what else is being done on affordable housing. The council hasn’t been effective in addressing a housing crisis.
The Boston indie rock scene is overwhelmingly white. If you’re reading this and this is the first time the aforementioned sentiment has ever crossed your mind, you’re probably white.
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.
If you “would have helped the Jews” in the Holocaust yet are indifferent to the Syrian crisis, you might want to rethink your stance on the Holocaust. More than likely, however, you are simply unaware of the scope of the problem in Syria, or what it really means.
Combined, proposals by councillors David Maher and Tim Toomey would scrap two of the remaining 13 council meetings and turn four into roundtables. That makes it more important to pay attention to what happens in the meeting time that remains.
Three Cantabrigians respond to Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, who believes “Boston’s roads aren’t meant for bicycles.”
The death of bicyclists or pedestrians are no “accidents” when they are struck at intersections known to be lethal. It is only a matter of time before another preventable tragedy happens at one of several dangerous intersections in Cambridge, unless we take steps now.
Forbes Plaza, an iconic university-owned public space in the heart of Harvard Square, is slated for a well-meaning but harmful renovation by Harvard.
Tension was noticeable as School Committee members evaluated the performance of Superintendent Jeffrey Young, and questions remain regarding whether correct procedure was followed – on the evaluation and on a charge of plagiarism against an administrator.