Not many people came out for Tuesday’s hourlong public forum with police commissioner finalist Branville G. Bard Jr. Which is okay. It was an embarrassment.
In this political climate, hate speech is becoming common. And there has been an uptick of the use of the N-word, even from the mouths of people one would not expect.
As much as Senior House students should get the hearing they deserve and the outcome they want – for their dorm to be allowed to exist as the same eclectic, supportive, artistic community it has for decades – there’s a strong indication they will not get justice.
On Tuesday, Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole candidate for the position of police commissioner, will take part in a public forum at the Public Library. Here’s one resident’s list of 10 questions he’d like to see Bard address.
Cambridge is considered one of the most liberal cities in America. Its diversity and multiculturalism rivals that of the United Nations. Yet scratch below the surface, as our mayor’s recent town hall did, and there is a liberal racism as intolerant as what you’ll find in the South.
The oft-shifting rules of decorum for City Council meetings are again getting in the way of citizens making their point publicly to elected officials.
Cambridge police may be good. They may even be better than most nationwide. But the somewhat over-the-top praise heard for our officers in the past couple of months forgets some behavior from 2009 that the city shouldn’t be so fast to forgive.
Bike Month is upon us, and big-scale biking infrastructure projects such as the Inman Square redesign and separated bike path along Cambridge Street are in the works. That’s just a start, though.
The Rally for Public Education is about coming together and building a movement in our state to invest in and work for the future or education that all children, regardless of ZIP code, deserve.
We coastal elites have been accused of mocking the heartland by pointing out that they often support governments that work against their own economic interests. But we don’t have to look farther than our own City Hall to find an example.