For the first time, Cambridge voters can cast their ballots up to 11 days before Nov. 8 – this year’s formal Election Day – at five locations around the city.
A surge in high school population is making class registration, size and access – as well as participation in sports activities – more unpredictable and stressful, the School Committee heard Tuesday.
A district dress code policy was passed Tuesday by the School Committee, affirming language from a student-led process and without a controversial sentence added over the summer by an adult committee member.
Just as Louis A. DePasquale wrapped up his time at a forum for city manager candidates came a suggestion of how much hometown advantage he enjoyed, and how much his competitors had to overcome. “Now I’m replacing Rich Rossi,” he said.
City councillors defended the city manager search process against criticisms of a lack of public access, especially now that three finalist candidates have been chosen in the run-up to a Sept. 29 vote – only a day before the current city manager leaves office.
Paul J. Fetherston, one of three finalists to replace Richard C. Rossi as city manager, takes questions about his approach to running a municipality – whether it’s a flood, hiring police and fire chiefs, setting goals or working with the federal government.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is giving $450,000 to one community program and free space to another inside a health clinic on Windsor Street near two public housing developments.
Police are investigating an early morning attack near Central Square that ended with a Dorchester resident being stabbed in his upper arm.
Cambridge’s next city manager could be Louis A. DePasquale, the city’s assistant city manager for fiscal affairs since 2002; state housing and economic development executive Robert “Jay” Ash Jr.; or Paul J. Fetherston, assistant city manager of Asheville, N.C.
Drivers and bicyclists fighting a ticket for a moving violation are guaranteed to lose, thanks to a 2009 state law that instituted a $25 non-refundable fee to file an appeal. But the mayor of Cambridge and one fed-up resident are trying to make the system more fair.