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.
City Council finance chairman Marc McGovern lauds an $85 million capital budget, minimal or no property tax increases for 73 percent of taxpayers, school construction and participatory budgeting, but warns against complacency.
Now is exactly the time to amp up citizen support for a revenue-neutral Senate bill and other initiatives (including increased energy efficiency and renewables) to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
With the average single-family home selling for $1.5 million, few people can afford to buy here. It is for that reason that we support more housing, and particularly more affordable housing.
A state senator has filed a bill that would establish carbon pricing in Massachusetts. All of the state representatives for Cambridge have signed on as co-sponsors, and Cambridge residents should get behind it too.