Since Mayor E. Denise Simmons took office last year, 768 megabytes of email in 6,162 items was sent to email@example.com, but nobody was reading it. It just collected unread.
Antwan Gonsalves, 35, of Cambridge, was convicted by a Middlesex Superior Court jury of first-degree murder in connection with the 2015 death of Tywann Jones.
Officials at the city’s public housing agency say they’re worried that President Donald Trump’s policies on immigrants could affect foreign-born residents – whether undocumented or here legally – who live in public housing or hold Section 8 rent certificates.
Some tourists flowing through this signature square in the “the People’s Republic of Cambridge” joined the rally, and some seemed amused by it – but others were put out. “It looks like we’ve got some liberals here,” one woman said to her daughter.
The City Council has a rule allowing roundtables should be televised, city councillor Nadeem Mazen noted during a budget talk with the School Committee, which has no such rule. “Is there any reason why we think that citizens don’t want to see this meeting?”
Free food for all students, new schools in the Alewife and NorthPoint neighborhoods and a debate over whether the city or schools department would lead on universal preschool were among the topics at a meeting of the School Committee and City Council.
If Washington lawmakers continue to fund the Section 8 rental assistance program at its current level instead of increasing the appropriation, Cambridge would be short $3.2 million needed to support vouchers.
Reports of immigration raids swirled nationally over the weekend, even in the sanctuary cities of Cambridge and Somerville, but no undocumented immigrants were taken locally. The scare had officials urging immigrants and allies to make contact and take action.
Here we go again: Sunday’s winter storm is bringing with it a snow emergency parking ban meant to keep roads empty for snowplows, though officials said city offices, schools, libraries and human service programs were expected to be open regular hours Monday.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Fayerweather Street School have organized a Children’s March for Tuesday to express their distress over “the direction” the country and the media are heading, and all young people – and others – are invited to take part.