Rumors that city councillor Nadeem Mazen opted out of a reelection campaign to run against U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano have turned out wrong – as proven by an invitation posted Friday to attend his announcement to run for the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas.
The toxic atmosphere around charter schools in Massachusetts was largely absent from a School Committee election forum this week, but criticisms of public school failures around race and academic achievements were prominent.
Given a second chance to put a nonbinding question about public campaign financing on November’s municipal ballot, the City Council instead decided to have the City Manager’s Office look at public financing options and report back.
The diversity of the 16 candidates making it to and through the Ward 6 Democratic Committee-organized full event spoke for itself, though they also fielded a question on protecting at-risk communities, and even more candidates of color were missing from the event.
Though he’s lived in Cambridge only two years, candidate Josh Burgin says a background in Florida state and county governments will allow him to serve capably on the City Council.
A group called Cambridge Residents for Responsible Elections has petitioned the City Council for a nonbinding citywide ballot question in November, seeking to determine if voters would support adoption of a public financing program for elections.
State Sen. Pat Jehlen, a Somerville Democrat, was appointed assistant majority leader Wednesday by Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg.
Cambridge School Committee candidate Fran Cronin released the first of four white papers on her campaign priorities to a crowd gathered June 27 at Atwood’s Tavern, including current and former local and state politicians.
Hannagh Jacobsen has joined the Paul Toner campaign for City Council as campaign manager, just as Toner received the endorsements of the Mass Retirees union, SEIU Local 888 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 17.
The first part of state Rep. Mike Connolly’s Fourth of July was turned over to opposing sections of Gov. Charles D. Baker’s MassHealth reform package estimated to threaten at least 140,000 low-income families.