Just as Louis A. DePasquale wrapped up his time at a forum for city manager candidates came a suggestion of how much hometown advantage he enjoyed, and how much his competitors had to overcome. “Now I’m replacing Rich Rossi,” he said.
City councillors defended the city manager search process against criticisms of a lack of public access, especially now that three finalist candidates have been chosen in the run-up to a Sept. 29 vote – only a day before the current city manager leaves office.
Drivers and bicyclists fighting a ticket for a moving violation are guaranteed to lose, thanks to a 2009 state law that instituted a $25 non-refundable fee to file an appeal. But the mayor of Cambridge and one fed-up resident are trying to make the system more fair.
No voter should use the late-campaign mysterious mailer brouhaha to decide how they’re casting a ballot. There are plenty of other ways to decide the 26th Middlesex District.
The City Council failed to produce a recommendation on an increase in affordable housing at its meeting Tuesday, keeping the matter in committee. The meeting was to be the fifth and final hearing on a proposed increase, but ended without a firm conclusion.
Four Black Lives Matter Cambridge protesters chained themselves to the front door of City Hall at 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, kicking off a nine-hour demonstration to protest the lack of affordable housing that ended with their arrests.
A waiting list for coveted rent assistance subsidies reopens Oct. 3 after more than eight years closed to applicants, and now can even be done online. But there won’t be many certificates to hand out, a housing official cautioned when announcing the news.
The 19 members of the Preliminary Screening Committee for a new city manager have been chosen, including four city councillors.
The City Council will hold a committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at City Hall to discuss becoming the first Massachusetts community to publicly fund local elections.
More than seven years after city officials recognized climate change as a crisis and held a Climate Emergency Congress, a second climate congress is scheduled to explain residents’ part in it all.