The number of voters in this year’s municipal elections were up a little over half a percent since the elections of 2013, despite campaign spending this year of $651,663, up from a total spend two years ago of $535,871 – or a rise of nearly 22 percent.
As Cambridge Health Alliance and other hospitals work to reduce the number of patients who visit the emergency room unnecessarily, doctors are realizing that many of these visits are connected to alcohol abuse.
Upper school family liaisons, more recess and more support for high school clubs were among the concerns heard from parents and high school students at the first budget hearing of the school year with new co-chair Kathleen Kelly.
The district’s approach to the ultimately false bomb threat Monday was questioned during School Committee public comment Tuesday by Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student.
An eleventh-hour vote at a specially scheduled City Council has cleared the way for legislation that could safeguard the Cambridge Housing Authority’s $382 million renovation of more than 2,500 apartments for low-income tenants.
Work on the recommendations of the Early Childhood Task Force is to start almost immediately on turning a task force report into a strategic plan, hiring people to lead it and developing a pilot project. But that wasn’t soon enough, some councillors are saying.
Harvard and Cambridge Public Schools are facing safety concerns today, with Harvard Yard locked down and the nearby science center plaza emptied and a heightened police presence at public schools after a bomb threat appeared on a blog.
Harvard Square’s public toilet is expected to be open by December. That promise may sound familiar – city officials said in April 2014 that the city’s first permanent, freestanding, 24-hour public toilet was expected to be in place by the end of that year too.
The chairman of the city’s Board of Zoning Appeal has acknowledged a mistake in trying to block filming of a board meeting, when he tried to removed a citizen’s camera and threatened police involvement, citing the support of the city’s Law Department.
The city administration and Housing Authority officials are scrambling to salvage the authority’s $382 million redevelopment of low-income public housing after an unexpected state roadblock threatened to cut the borrowing ability for the project by $23.2 million.