Whether – and if so, how – the charter school cap needs to be lifted should be decided via the legislative process, not a referendum. A no vote on Question 2 will send this question back to the State House.
In terms of bicycle and transportation safety, Cambridge has regressed, even while spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to build a better cycle system. Maybe we ought to ask the people who have already done it.
Moving freight operations to Worcester from Allston’s Beacon Park was expected to increase the use of 18-wheelers within Interstate 495, but the focus was on air quality and damage to roads and bridges from ever-heavier trucks, not cyclists’ deaths.
Sadly, this is the second time in a little over three months that we have to talk about the hazardous and sometimes fatal state of cycling in Cambridge, Boston and the surrounding areas – after two fatalities in squares that have been long-known areas of concern.
In further evidence the job of city manager was always Louis A. DePasquale’s to lose, one of his two competitors dropped out Wednesday. So Cambridge can expect more of the same in leadership, and that’s generally a good thing – generally.
I would like to briefly share some of my personal observations and experiences with Robert “Jay” Ash Jr., an effective, personable and caring leader who transformed Chelsea from a city somewhat rough around the edges to one that is a desirable place to work and live.
On Sept. 21, 1991, the doors to a shuttered, bankrupt health club chain were flung open again and the New Dance Complex was born. Twenty-five years later, it’s still the living rhythm of Central Square.
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and music director Cynthia Woods sincerely thank our recent financial supporters as we enter our 42nd season serving Cambridge, Somerville and Greater Boston.
The School Committee held a two-day retreat last month to set priorities and make sure its members could work well together, but its first public meeting since the summer shows it came back worse than it went in.
On Dec. 7, 1956, was the U.S. government still using the Pearl Harbor attacks to justify why key parts of the Constitution should be considered invalid? Of course not.