During this latest municipal election season, we saw divisive behavior that pitted candidates against each other instead of bringing people together to address the issues. Two years ago it was “Who’s corrupt?” this year it was “Who’s more progressive?”
A daylong hand count of “auxiliary” ballots from Tuesday’s election denied challenger Sean Tierney a seat on the City Council and gave Craig Kelley a seventh term.
Incumbents had a very good year, with every person seeking reelection to City Council and School Committee winning their seats back – at least, according to “substantially unofficial and preliminary” results, election commissioners said.
Election commissioners reported at around 11:10 p.m., more than three hours after polling places closed, that a failure of memory cards from three voting machines would delay results by an hour to an hour and a half.
A flier making the rounds in Cambridge’s Ethiopian community has been causing distraction for Samuel Gebru’s campaign for City Council just days before polls open, accusing Gebru of silence about political oppression and violence in the country he left at age 3.
We desperately need candidates for City Council who understand the obvious: There’s a massive problem with the way people ride their bikes in this city. But it doesn’t look like we’re going to get them this election.
The past City Council term was an improvement for collegiality, but not so much that there aren’t plenty of candidates touting their collegiality; and it saw big steps for affordable housing, but not so much that every candidate isn’t still talking about that too.
Benjamin, a Haitian-American who grew up in Long Island, N.Y., holds a bachelor’s degree from York College of the City University of New York and arrived in Cambridge in 1998 […]
Tierney works full-time in state government as the research director and legal counsel for the Massachusetts Committee on Housing, where he works to create smart growth, affordable and […]
Marc McGovern, a fourth-generation Cantabrigian, graduated from Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in 1987 and went on to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After a few years off, […]