The city’s $473 million budget was adopted Monday, along with its largest single component: A $151 million schools budget made controversial when four city councillors voted to keep it in committee for further questioning of district officials.
The $151 million schools budget – frozen in the Finance Committee May 9 despite the expectation that the full City Council would adopt the city’s full, $507 million proposed budget today – are sure to be a big part of the 5:30 p.m. meeting of the City Council.
Lesley University’s commencement was Saturday, with 2,234 degrees and certificates handed out – 468 bachelor’s degrees, 1,740 master’s degrees and 23 doctorates.
Cambridge police are asking help with finding a missing person: Richard Aylward, 62, who walked away from MIT Mayor’s Senior Picnic on Vassar Street at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.
It’s a very simple mission: Stop light from glaring into neighbors’ property by pointing light fixtures toward the ground. There’s even a zoning law on the books saying that’s what city government wants – but it’s a resident struggling for the third time to introduce zoning that will accomplish that.
The Cambridge Housing Authority has a plan to renovate its deteriorating public housing developments, and this one might have a better chance of winning federal approval, officials say.
The $151 million school district budget ran into trouble Thursday, with five city councillors voting to keep it in committee instead of sending it to the full council for a vote.
Police are investigating shots fired at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday around Jefferson Park in North Cambridge.
Cambridge Health Alliance goes into Friday’s hearing on a plan to cut mental health services for children and teens with a new batch of opponents: the City Council, which voted Monday to send a letter protesting the plan to the institutions leaders.
As students look forward to graduating with honors in coming weeks, local teachers are coming through spring with some honors of their own: travel to Brazil as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow and semifinalist status in the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Program and for a $8,500 grant that includes travel to Shanghai.