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.
Protecting small businesses in Harvard Square and elsewhere, biking and transportation improvements, and looking out for Cambridge’s trees – they’ve been priorities Jan Devereux plans to keep if reelected to the City Council in November.
With an expectation that Cambridge will grow to a population of around 140,000 within the next 30 years, City Councillor Dennis Carlone said that if reelected he hopes to spend the next two-year term focused on housing and the development master plan.
As Cambridge has become more expensive, people have moved away, replaced by residents who are not as involved with community, candidate Ronald Benjamin says. In addition, gentrification that makes minority and lower-income populations feel out of place.
Political radio talk-show host Jeffrey Santos says he has the connections and experience to collaborate with the state and neighboring city governments to improve public infrastructure and services – and will prove it as a city councillor.
Although she’s only 19, Nadya Okamoto said, she’s prepared and qualified to run for City Council, exemplifying “a new generation of rising millennials and Gen Z who are passionate about taking action and passionate about things at the grassroots level.”
A forum on early childhood education with state Sen. Sal DiDomenico and School Committee candidate Fran Cronin is planned for June 27 in East Cambridge.
Like many candidates for City Council, Gwen Volmar has affordable housing at the top of her platform. She learned firsthand how difficult it can be to live in Cambridge when moving here 10 years ago, and now helps others struggling with the cost and paperwork.