Massachusetts residents have the ability to make a difference by calling for a $525 million increase in funding to President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Any single phone call could tip the scale.
We need to make sure we’ve learned the lesson of lighting at the Zinc luxury apartment building by ensuring that its display stay off and that whatever ordinance is passed prevents such lighting anywhere in the city.
We are building a cultivation facility and dispensary in Milford, and have proposed locating an additional dispensary in Cambridge, and we would like to ask for your help.
Cambridge can do a better job of meeting children’s needs for unstructured, outdoor play and exercise. If more money is needed to make this possible, we ask that money be allotted for this purpose in the budget.
Cambridge schools have been told they will be “held harmless” for their first set of PARCC results, but it’s not clear if the amount of testing to which our children will be subjected will be “harmless” in their education.
Millions of guns will still be sold without a background check, despite President Barack Obama’s executive orders. That’s why we still need Congress and our state lawmakers to step up and close the loopholes that make it easy for dangerous people to get guns.
Please rethink the undemocratic procedure for renaming the citywide development master plan process and extend the voting deadline. The four tepid options offered do not reflect the unbounded creativity of the citizenry.
The School Committee met to decide which standardized test our city’s school children will take this spring: MCAS, the state test, or PARCC, a competing national exam, and I came home from the meeting feeling angry and disappointed.
There is not one private or public school, school bus stop, daycare center or religious institution in the city that is not a stone’s throw from a venue that offers addictive substances to the public. Those who continue to object to medical marijuana are on a slippery slope.
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.