Parents fearful of the violence that broke out at a Charlottesville, Va., white supremacy march struggled with whether to bring their children to a protest Saturday on Boston Common. One family came up with the perfect way to help the cause while avoiding danger.
Concerns about restrictions on free speech and the First Amendment are driving Cambridge’s Alexander Sender to help organize a “Free Speech Rally” for Saturday on Boston Common. But during an interview at his home, he did not want to give examples.
The rhetoric was sharper and the bitterness and anger palpable at a rally held Monday after racist violence in Virginia – the third such rally held in Cambridge in response to the still young presidency of Donald Trump and, officials made clear, certainly not the last.
City officials, reacting to the violence at a white supremacist rally held over the weekend in Virginia, plan a unity rally for Monday at City Hall; meanwhile, with white supremacists coming to Boston, Black Lives Matter Cambridge plans an action on Saturday.
“The Friends of Eddie Coyle”; Butterfly and Caterpillar Weekend; 35-Hour Comedy Marathon fundraiser; “Sacred Spaces: Wending” dance; and SomerStreets: Seize the Summer! festival.
The court reversed two convictions of Chicagoan John Biesiot because testimony merely associating him with two particular graffiti designs wasn’t enough to prove he was the one who sprayed images on MBTA train cars in 2008. A conviction to Alewife tags remains.
A mosquito sample from a trap in West Cambridge tested positive for West Nile virus Thursday, health officials said, and positive mosquito samples have also been detected in Belmont and Boston.
Morningbird at The Plough & Stars; Black Tie Stereo at at The Middle East Corner; This Wild Life at at The Sinclair; Arum Rae at Club Passim; The Thurston Moore Group at The Sinclair; Conor Oberst at House of Blues; and Mamma’s Marmalade at Atwood’s Tavern.
The taxi industry, under attack from ride-hailing firms such as Uber and Lyft, is getting some regulatory relief in Cambridge, where the License Commission has come to owners and drivers with ideas to help level the playing field and is asking to hear their ideas as well.
Sumbul Siddiqui, a native of Cambridge, human services commissioner and public interest attorney, has announced her candidacy for City Council.