After spending more than a year on surveys and qualitative metrics, the Cambridge Broadband Task Force has its first look at the potential cost of a city-run, high-speed Internet service.
A move to get professional lobbyists to register and disclose their work in Cambridge was complicated by lingering anger from the past election, with the Cambridge Residents Alliance citizens group getting compared to the NRA by city councillor Craig Kelley.
The City Council approved a timeline in the search for a new city manager to culminate in a hiring vote Sept. 26, and learned that retiring City Manager Richard C. Rossi has expressed a willingness to stay on another three months, to Sept. 30.
Pocket parks, a farmers market, free Wi-Fi and more public art, as well as sidewalk improvements, real-time T and bus arrival information and a Business Improvement District for Central Square could all be before the City Council as a package soon.
We need to make sure we’ve learned the lesson of lighting at the Zinc luxury apartment building by ensuring that its display stay off and that whatever ordinance is passed prevents such lighting anywhere in the city.
City officials suggested they leaned toward removing Christopher Columbus entirely in favor of a more general celebration of Italian-American heritage, introducing a separate Indigenous Peoples Day for the people who suffered from European explorations.
The city has once again earned AAA ratings from each of the nation’s three major credit rating agencies – the best possible rating, and for the 17th straight year. But City Manager Richard C. Rossi sounded an alarm over increasingly complex and expensive projects.
Another step has been added to deciding what happens to Harvard Square’s Out of Town News kiosk, as city councillors voted Monday to discuss the project in a committee before a “working group” begins on the city-owned kiosk and surrounding plaza.
City Manager Richard C. Rossi will not seek an extension of his term beyond June 30, he announced to the City Council on Friday.
The seven-member “Unity Slate” of reelection candidates formed in the run-up to last year’s City Council elections did not violate the state’s Open Meeting Law, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has found in a decision dated Monday.