Some 2,240 people took advantage of the first chance for early voting in Cambridge, according to Election Commission estimates as polls closed Monday. That’s out of roughly 71,370 registered voters this year.
There’s no end in sight for Harvard dining hall workers now in their third week of strikes over wages and health benefits, but the university did sign an agreement Monday with its Graduate Students Union.
Discussing topics as varied as special education, freshman high school sports, required health curriculum and upper school math, School Committee members showed improved collegiality and cooperation last week – even wading into early budget territory.
Police are hoping the public can help identify two men on a spree of car thefts and car breaks in Cambridge and Somerville that leads into Boston.
A sweeping set of street infrastructure reforms dominated Monday’s meeting of the City Council, inspired by two bicyclist deaths within the past four months, and won unanimous support. Now the proposals go to city staffers for study and implementation.
The furor over developers giving money to city officials’ election campaigns – and whether tricks are used to give more than is legally allowed – got an offseason exhibit Monday, although state officials acknowledge bad record-keeping played a role in the case.
Cambridge health officials want to get more kids tested for lead, but have no authority to enforce a state law that mandates testing for all children under 4. Still, state officials are making an effort to raise testing levels statewide, and Cambridge is joining in.
The public is being asked to help identify the driver in a Sept. 25 hit-and-run that killed a Somerville man. The driver was in a mainly bland car, but one with a couple of potentially attention-getting aspects – including a neon frame around the license plate.
A low-key car chase after a stolen ambulance ended Tuesday evening with minor damage to a police cruiser, but no injuries.
An 8:08 a.m. crash with an 18-wheel truck killed a bicyclist crash today at 1 White St., across from the Porter Square Mall.