If only everyone voted the way we do in municipal elections. Our ranked method reflects the will of the voters fairly and accurately, and this year revealed some interesting trends as votes flowed from one candidate to another, many in groups called “slates.”
Even supporters of increased height and density tend to brush off city councillor Leland Cheung’s floated idea of a 1,000-foot tower at the John A. Volpe National Transportation Center parcel in Kendall Square – but they shouldn’t.
As Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni engaged in promoting much-needed climate action by the institute, we are deeply disappointed with its Climate Action Plan, which takes a narrow approach inadequate to the practical imperatives of climate change.
Thanks to all of those residents who went to the polls and voted for City Council and School Committee candidates, as well as to the candidates themselves – and more.
An animal-rights group has suggested the state needs to come up with a non-violent idea to thin out the Blue Hills Reservation deer population. The group wants to try using contraception on the herd first.
Contrary to popular belief, most divorces currently result in sole physical custody to one parent despite an overwhelming amount of research shows clearly that shared parenting is what most children want and need.
No one should be fooling themselves: The most likely outcome of Tuesday’s election is that there are going to be a lot of incumbents returning to office, including to their seats on the City Council. But the incumbents have given some good reasons to vote differently.
In some ways, there is a sense with this term’s members of the School Committee that as a group they are becoming more effective. But what change has this produced? Look here to find out, and for links to challenger and incumbent profiles for Nov. 3 voting.
Mayor David Maher hasn’t attended a single one of this election season’s candidates forums.
Craig Kelley’s continued presence as an independent voice of reason on the council is vital, and Marc McGovern has brought old and new residents together around an agenda of compassionate government.