Members of the Alewife Working Group and some city councillors are on one side of a key issue about the future of the neighborhood, and city planners are on the other – ironic, since the issue is bridges.
The spiraling opioid drug epidemic has addiction treatments advertising on the T and local police looking at public lockboxes stocked with overdose treatments for use by passers-by – and now a more comprehensive approach proposed by a Cambridge working group.
Road races such as today’s Cambridge Half Marathon could become rarer, with City Manager Louis A. DePasquale saying the number of races is capped at 17 a year “and if we lose one of the 17, there will be a question of whether we let someone substitute in.”
A neighborhood group gathered and voted seemingly to form a committee urging city officials to reevaluate and fix recently installed bike lanes it felt weren’t addressing traffic-safety goals, similar to the conclusion of an earlier meeting held by a different group.
A tax reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would do away with tax-exempt bonds and associated tax credits that housing officials are counting on to rehab thousands of units throughout the city. Tenants and politicians are helping fight the cuts.
Supporters of the women behind the closed restaurant River Gods called the actions of the License Commission “disgusting” and “not cool, guys” at the end of a hearing that found Jackie Linnane and Caroline Enright still caught in a trap of the commission’s making.
Fired up by protected bike lanes they feel are hurting local retailers, a group of residents and business leaders are vowing to take over citywide transportation planning by forming a grassroots group.
The hot potato of campaign finance reform got tossed back to the City Council with what seemed like a game-winning flourish by City Solicitor Nancy Glowa.
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.