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.
Developers are scared. The proposed doubling of required lower-priced apartments to 20 percent of a building would ultimately result in fewer affordable units, not more, a coalition of developers told the City Council.
Small businesses could see the city handling their trash and recycling pickup, a service already extended to residences, in a plan proposed by city councillors. A similar proposal four years ago was knocked down by the city manager’s office.
City officials assured citizens that plans to remake the Out of Town News kiosk in Harvard Square were not proceeding without public input and process, stressing that a design was not set and rejecting charges of a conflict of interest in selecting an architect.
State Senate candidate and Cambridge city councillor Leland Cheung has received endorsements from unions representing workers in the Second Middlesex District.
The Cambridge Taxi Drivers and Owners Association sued the License Commission in federal court June 30, demanding that the commission enforce its taxi regulations on Uber and Lyft, rather than allowing them to keep operating with less regulatory burden.
Fears of an attack on public schools and scary encounters with potentially violent people in city buildings have given rise to a municipal “building security enhancement project” with a starting price tag of $2.1 million.
The elimination of free bags at Cambridge stores three months ago came with some complications and concerns, but officials say retailers and customers are getting used to the change, and at least one city nonprofit is seeing a big benefit.