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.
Whether – and if so, how – the charter school cap needs to be lifted should be decided via the legislative process, not a referendum. A no vote on Question 2 will send this question back to the State House.
In terms of bicycle and transportation safety, Cambridge has regressed, even while spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to build a better cycle system. Maybe we ought to ask the people who have already done it.
Moving freight operations to Worcester from Allston’s Beacon Park was expected to increase the use of 18-wheelers within Interstate 495, but the focus was on air quality and damage to roads and bridges from ever-heavier trucks, not cyclists’ deaths.
I would like to briefly share some of my personal observations and experiences with Robert “Jay” Ash Jr., an effective, personable and caring leader who transformed Chelsea from a city somewhat rough around the edges to one that is a desirable place to work and live.