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To reform MBTA, stop its outsourcing, stop charging when service is canceled

To reform MBTA, stop its outsourcing, stop charging when service is canceled

The weather and MBTA chief Beverly Scott’s honesty have revealed the agency’s corruption and dysfunction.

A Better Cambridge calls on city to create 8,500 housing units within next 15 years

A Better Cambridge calls on city to create 8,500 housing units within next 15 years

An analysis by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council says the region needs more than 400,000 new housing units – including 8,500 in Cambridge – to meet expected demand in the coming 15 years.

McDonald’s should lead way in switching to serving meat raised without antibiotics

McDonald’s should lead way in switching to serving meat raised without antibiotics

Antibiotics fed to food animals to accelerate growth and prevent disease are helping create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and McDonald’s serves lots of it – but doesn’t have to.

We’ve failed our vocational/tech students. Here’s how to fix district’s broken system.

We’ve failed our vocational/tech students. Here’s how to fix district’s broken system.

A vocational educational collaborative is adding questionable members and limiting choices, but students enter high school totally unaware of it, anyway, School Committee Fred Fantini says.

Pearl Street redesign is chance to perfect the future of urban transportation in city

Pearl Street redesign is chance  to perfect the future of urban transportation in city

The MBTA is going through a rough time, but solutions to delays and breakdowns seem elusive. One obvious (albeit small) opportunity for improvement is redesigning Pearl Street. So far, the conversation about the reconstruction has erroneously been framed as a showdown between bikes and parking. In reality, the redesign is an opportunity to exemplify the […]

We’re getting a world-language poster, but world-language promise is ignored

We’re getting a world-language poster, but world-language promise is ignored

The district has failed to make any move toward fulfilling a world-language promise, but asks students to design posters extolling the wonders of learning foreign languages.

Since it’s time for new parking stickers, learn how to make your time count best

Since it’s time for new parking stickers, learn how to make your time count best

Another first of February rolls around this week, and likely hundreds of residents will find Cambridge’s official greeting card issued bright and early on meter maids’ annual feeding-frenzy day.

Planning Pearl Street for the future means immediate redesign for buses, bicyclists

Planning Pearl Street for the future means immediate redesign for buses, bicyclists

Pearl Street needs to be redesigned as a livable corridor that includes raised intersections, wider sidewalks, a one-way protected bike lane and safe, welcome bus stops with bumped-out curbs.

Statement from the Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance: ‘Black Lives Matter’

Statement from the Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance: ‘Black Lives Matter’

We are grateful Cambridge has largely been spared the deep fractures between police and the people they serve. And yet, Cambridge is no stranger to social dysfunction at the intersection of class, race and law enforcement practices.

East Cambridge group regrets courthouse process over development led to lawsuits

East Cambridge group regrets courthouse process over development led to lawsuits

The NAEC regrets the necessity of filing lawsuits, but strongly supports the need for determinations on the underlying issues by an independent court of law.

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