Four Black Lives Matter Cambridge protesters chained themselves to the front door of City Hall at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, kicking off a nine-hour demonstration to protest the lack of affordable housing that ended with their arrests.
Five patients of the Cambridge Health Alliance killed or seriously hurt themselves last year, a marked improvement from the total of nine suicide or serious self-harm incidents in 2014. Almost all the reduction came at Cambridge Hospital.
Police are preparing residents for a steam pipe venting process – known as a “steam blow” – that in the past has brought emergency phone calls from worried members of the public.
A waiting list for coveted rent assistance subsidies reopens Oct. 3 after more than eight years closed to applicants, and now can even be done online. But there won’t be many certificates to hand out, a housing official cautioned when announcing the news.
Women get to grill the incumbents and challengers for the Second Middlesex District Senate seat and 26th Middlesex District House seat at an Aug. 31 roundtable on “Uplifting Women Workers & Families,” about a week before their Democratic primary Sept. 8.
The 19 members of the Preliminary Screening Committee for a new city manager have been chosen, including four city councillors.
More than seven years after city officials recognized climate change as a crisis and held a Climate Emergency Congress, a second climate congress is scheduled to explain residents’ part in it all.
State health officials reported Thursday that two mosquito samples from a trap in West Cambridge had tested positive for West Nile virus, underlining last month’s move by the state to raise the risk of infection to “moderate” in the city.
A Black Lives Matter rally planned for Thursday will focus not just on violence to people of color nationwide, but on the gentrification of Cambridge and stubborn achievement gap in city schools.
Jonathan Vicente, 25, a Cambridge police officer, must answer charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property as well as a previous charge of disturbing the peace at a Revere restaurant and bar.