If he really wants to improve his public servant skill set, Kelley should move a few blocks north and run for Somerville alderman. For $28,000, no benefits and no career possibility, he’ll learn how to run a city about our size for half the money.
The Friends of Alewife Reservation thank the City of Cambridge for funding an extensive vegetative management plan in the Alewife Stormwater Wetlands that will be put in effect in October.
Overall, Murray Turnbull seemed to believe – as many do – that Harvard should be able to have its new Campus Center and adjoining Welcome Center without having to muck up the rest of the outdoor plaza. (In other words: Improve it, don’t wreck it.)
By bringing together customers from Cambridge and surrounding communities, Green Cambridge and a local solar group-buy program are able to offer participating residents and businesses a 20 percent discount until July 31.
Cambridge residents have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve a public park as the city rezones a 14-acre site in Kendall LetterSquare. Such a park will likely be included in the plan only if residents write to the city to demand it.
The adoption of the Net Zero Action Plan is just the latest example of the city’s commitment to sustainability. But despite these and many other positive efforts, the fact is, we must do even more to reduce our carbon footprint and limit greenhouse gases.
Much work lies ahead, but this vote demonstrates Cambridge is serious about being a leader in reducing carbon pollution.
The public has been able to enjoy Forbes Plaza for more than 45 years, and there is no reason Harvard can’t have a new campus center while still respecting the public enjoyment of this important outdoor public open space in Harvard Square.
A request by Harvard University for a variance for a two-story glass addition would significantly reduce the size and compromise the character of the long-standing outdoor public space known as Forbes Plaza.
As a society, we need to start trusting educators again to assess our students. After all, we know your children better – and care about them much more – than the giant testing companies.