A citywide development master plan got its $3.3 million in funding Monday, after a two-week delay brought on by a skeptical, cost-conscious city councillor and a roundtable discussion in which city staff tried to allay his concerns.
The makeup of next year’s City Council and School Committee didn’t in the count of auxiliary ballots done Wednesday by election commissioners. Vice mayor Dennis Benzan will be off, and committee member Fran Cronin.
Preliminary election results for Cambridge City Council showed a nearly clean sweep of incumbents Tuesday, with only vice mayor Dennis Benzan missing from the bench in the next term, replaced by challenger Jan Devereux.
We need to elect as many reform-minded candidates as possible to the City Council now, in this election, to stem and reverse the tide of massive, unchecked commercial real estate development and the massive biotech explosion it serves.
Today’s election offers a very rare opportunity to make a change in the way we govern ourselves, and with our Plan E Charter the root of fundamental problems, procedural and political, in our city, we need a charter change.
Cantabrigian Rob Speer, co-founder of the analytics startup Luminoso – its offices are right in Central Square – has come up with a “Choose-Your-Own Voter Guide.”
No one should be fooling themselves: The most likely outcome of Tuesday’s election is that there are going to be a lot of incumbents returning to office, including to their seats on the City Council. But the incumbents have given some good reasons to vote differently.
Born in Delaware, James Williamson came to Cambridge in 1971 after being expelled from New York University as a result of his protests against the Vietnam War and […]
After Waite’s family immigrated from Jamaica when he was a child, he grew up in public housing and attended Cambridge Public Schools. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, […]
Minka vanBeuzekom won her first term on the City Council two years ago and before that worked as managing director at the Hereditary Disease Foundation, vice president of […]