In high-income towns such as Winchester, Concord and Carlisle, 80 percent to 90 percent of third-graders score proficient on the MCAS reading test. In Cambridge, only 65 percent of all students score proficient.
Sharing websites such as Airbnb have allowed many Cambridge residents to stay in their homes, even as the cost of living continues to rise, a letter writer says.
A cut in Pepfar funding would leave millions of HIV-positive people without the treatment they need to survive. It would also be a devastating setback for communities across the world who continue to be affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
More than four years after state voters welcomed medical marijuana, Sage Cannabis is about to open Cambridge’s first registered marijuana dispensary, noting “a legacy of stigmatization” leading to misunderstanding about the benefits of the plant.
I know what it means to be forcibly displaced from one’s home, but also how our country can be a beacon of hope for those who strive for freedom, opportunity and dignity. That is the American story. That is why I choose to see the goodness.
The commission should use its power to block the work of developer Equity One in Harvard Square, helping preserve our community while it grapples with larger political, economic and environmental challenges that are a part of its new reality.
What happens to the Abbott and Corcoran buildings could be one of the most important decisions facing Harvard Square since Harvard University tore down buildings to erect the Holyoke Center.
We, as a district, are not serious about closing the achievement gap. Teachers are serious, the staff are serious, every one of our officials, administrators, faculty and staff is serious – but our systemic actions are not serious.
This presidential election didn’t reflect the America I love nor the values with which I was raised. But I’m not moving to Canada. I’m staying right here and fighting for the progressive values that I have always fought for.
As committed educators in the Cambridge Public Schools, we ask you to vote no on Question 2 on Nov. 8. Some of the many reasons the $11.5 million being diverted from the city to charter schools, and the possibility of 12 new charter schools per year in perpetuity.