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Mazen invites all to campaign fundraiser, strategy talk Saturday evening in Central

Mazen invites all to campaign fundraiser, strategy talk Saturday evening in Central

To celebrate his first year of public service, city councillor Nadeem Mazen is hosting an end-of-year fundraiser at Moksa Restaurant this Saturday evening.

Housing wait list brings ‘panicked calls’ as authority adds families for higher rent

Housing wait list brings ‘panicked calls’ as authority adds families for higher rent

The number of families that will pay higher rent after a sweeping rehabilitation of Cambridge’s public housing units has risen to 87, compared with the original estimate of 72 families, Cambridge Housing Authority officials said Wednesday.

Smokers sway council toward Option B, gentler restrictions on public tobacco use

Smokers sway council toward Option B, gentler restrictions on public tobacco use

Smokers invoked the Declaration of Independence, social justice and the specter of recent police killings of people of color to argue against restrictions on smoking in public places heard Monday before the City Council.

Boston 2024′s bid for Olympics is a loser for half-truths, total lack of transparency

Boston 2024′s bid for Olympics is a loser for half-truths, total lack of transparency

I have just one question for Boston 2024, the private group that put Boston into the running as a potential host for the 2024 Olympic Games: “Just who asked you, anyway?”

Despite readiness to pass plastic bag bill, ‘amendments’ will get February hearing

Despite readiness to pass plastic bag bill, ‘amendments’ will get February hearing

Several city councillors were ready to act Monday on a plastic bag ordinance, saying nearly eight years of debate was long enough, but instead the rules will go to “one more” subcommittee hearing in February, after which it may go back to the full council for a final vote.

Maher campaign’s fast $34,189 kicks off fundraising, concerns about developers

Maher campaign’s fast $34,189 kicks off fundraising, concerns about developers

It’s a little less than a year until elections, but Mayor David Maher is in full campaign donations mode – surging far ahead of any other sitting councillor by amassing a bit less than $34,190 in just a month’s time.

Councillor aims to vote on plastic bag ban, ending 8-year process and blocking restart

Councillor aims to vote on plastic bag ban, ending 8-year process and blocking restart

The city has been looking for seven years and seven months at ways to reduce use of plastic bags, with the latest considered worse than the previous one by the Massachusetts Sierra Club.

Want some Cambridge Police emails? That’ll be $9,000 for 25,000-page printout

Want some Cambridge Police emails? That’ll be $9,000 for 25,000-page printout

The city’s response to Freedom of Information Act filings is so bad that the City Council has taken action.

Carlone hosts reelection fundraiser, discussion Saturday at Middle East

Carlone hosts reelection fundraiser, discussion Saturday at Middle East

City councillor Dennis Carlone will host a winter fundraiser at the Middle East Restaurant from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Add 600 empty units to ease soaring rents, expert says to query raised at roundtable

Add 600 empty units to ease soaring rents, expert says to query raised at roundtable

A wide-ranging Planning Board and City Council roundtable about development issues mainly set a template for future discussion, but a housing expert offered a concrete insight on one question.