I drive. I don’t bike. Although I have voted in favor of every bike safety plan except one, I won’t claim to be the “bicycle councillor.” I won’t claim to be a bicycle expert. I admit that I’m arriving late to the discussion – but I have arrived.
Despite dissatisfaction over the direction of redevelopment at the city’s Foundry building, and murmurs of a radical reboot for the project, discussion of the topic by the City Council awaits input from the East Cambridge Planning Team neighborhood group.
Cambridge officially has a new city manager in Louis A. DePasquale, with city councillors voting unanimously to accept a four-year-plus contract that starts Nov. 14, when he takes the oath of office at 9:30 a.m at City Hall.
The City Council blocked work on a fast-moving consulting process for Harvard Square’s iconic kiosk, saying officials were moving too fast without public input and encouraging skepticism that the process was rigged.
The inaugural meeting of the first-ever Metro Boston Regional Homelessness Summit taking place from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday has been moved to the School Committee room at 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge
It took until nearly the end of a two-hour roundtable on charter schools for anyone to bring up the heated climate in which the schools operate – especially with a ballot question coming up Nov. 8 that might raise the cap how many operate in the state.
There’s no end in sight for Harvard dining hall workers now in their third week of strikes over wages and health benefits, but the university did sign an agreement Monday with its Graduate Students Union.
Officials are already on edge about how many medical marijuana dispensaries are on the way, and the possibility of seeing an unknown number of shops selling marijuana for recreational purposes doesn’t help.
A sweeping set of street infrastructure reforms dominated Monday’s meeting of the City Council, inspired by two bicyclist deaths within the past four months, and won unanimous support. Now the proposals go to city staffers for study and implementation.
The goal of this group is to bring together policymakers and department heads from Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, Everett, Chelsea, Medford and Malden for four meetings over the course of the next several months to address homelessness on a regional basis.