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.
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.
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.
Expressing a wish to be careful voting whether to encourage a landmarking study of the so-called Curious George building in Harvard Square, councillor Tim Toomey made it impossible for the City Council to vote on the issue at all.
The speed limit on city-owned streets will be reduced to 25 mph unless otherwise posted, the City Manager’s Office announced Friday, calling it “an important step toward improving the safety of everyone who lives, works and visits Cambridge.”
The full City Council took long-awaited action on its inclusionary housing ordinance this week, voting unanimously to hold new hearings on raising required affordable housing in new developments to 20 percent as of June 30.
An effort to empty the City Council’s “awaiting reports” list for a just-appointed city manager failed Monday on a 2-7 vote.
The council passed three items relating to Cambridge’s designation as a “Trust Act City,” including an appeal to the city manager to fund “any and all programs that may be in jeopardy should the federal government stop funding sanctuary cities.”
City councillor Leland Cheung has proposed clearing an “awaiting report” list, starting the new city manager off with a clean slate, but not every councillor looks likely to approve the order at Monday’s meeting.
It’s 357 days until the municipal elections, and the field has just begun to shape up. As of Tuesday, the city has its first challenger candidate for City Council in Samuel Gebru, who has turned his 25th birthday party Nov. 30 into a fundraiser for his campaign.