Cambridge police have scrapped a policy, perhaps temporarily, allowing officers to hold suspects who are undocumented immigrants past the time they should have been released solely to cooperate with a “detainer” request from immigration enforcement officers.
It was just a rocky rollout for bike lanes on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, but it delivered fears of a moratorium on future safe-bicycling infrastructure and complaints from city officials to Monday’s meeting of the City Council, its only meeting of the summer.
An attempt to see whether Cantabrigians want to explore public financing of municipal elections got shut down Monday by city councillor Leland Cheung, who found the proposal’s language “offensive.”
A group called Cambridge Residents for Responsible Elections has petitioned the City Council for a nonbinding citywide ballot question in November, seeking to determine if voters would support adoption of a public financing program for elections.
In this year’s field of 26 candidates running for City Council and 12 for School Committee, set as a monthlong filing period ended, the committee’s Richard Harding turned in signatures for a council run – and four-term council incumbent Leland Cheung did not.
There’s no question affordable housing should be spread throughout the city as evenly and equitably as affordable units are allocated throughout a new Cambridge apartment building. The council’s 6-3 order last month was a poor way to go about getting it.
Midway through the month election nomination papers become available and must be filed, there are 29 potential candidates for City Council and a dozen more on the School Committee side.
Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole finalist presented to the city last month to become police commissioner, was announced Thursday as the choice of city manager Louis A. DePasquale.
The prospect of putting affordable housing near Harvard Square on former divinity school land looks even more expensive, complicated and outright unlikely after an analysis by the current owners, despite an all-in vote by six city councillors.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping war and natural disasters in Haiti, Honduras and El Salvador are in serious jeopardy of being sent home by the Trump administration and Department of Homeland Security.