Already in the nation’s Capitol for an annual U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering, Mayor E. Denise Simmons reportedly still has not decided whether she will attend Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.
After debating zoning proposed for Central Square that could add housing and overturn overly broad restrictions against some eateries, city councillors were primed to consider one of the reasons it has taken years, if not decades, to make improvements.
Acknowledging that some staff still feel “discouraged from speaking,” union head Dan Monahan said he is working with the School Committee and administration to make the budget process “both safe and deeply engaging for educators.”
Simmons is an unlikely attendee for the inauguration of Trump as president, after a national campaign and transition that embraced, and was embraced by, white supremacists and anti-gay activists.
CRLS staff is moving ahead on a plan to “detrack” English Language Arts classes for all first-year students. Gone will be the split between honors and the more basic “college prep” courses, giving more students a path to higher academic achievement.
The police department got its third leader in less than nine months Monday as Brent B. Larrabee became acting commissioner and city officials described the process for getting a permanent leader into office – perhaps by July.
No suspect has been identified in a stabbing that sent a Haverhill man to the hospital early Sunday with non-life-threatening wounds in his back, shoulder and forearm – the first extreme nightclub violence in Central Square since the summer.
An escaped federal prisoner and former Cambridge resident and Army reservist may be the man who attempted a bank robbery in Central Square early Wednesday, Cambridge police and FBI officials are saying.
The School Committee spent 1.5 hours at its first meeting of the year on two topics: whether to provide child care at a budget hearing, and whether to collect data on extracurriculars at the high school. Student committee members volunteered help with each.
A new candidate for City Council has emerged in Alanna Mallon, founder of the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program, a program director at the Food for Free nonprofit and former education liaison for the last mayoral term of councillor David Maher.