Sean Tierney, research director and legal counsel for the Joint Committee on Housing for the Massachusetts State Legislature, announced his candidacy Thursday for City Council.
The City of Cambridge released its website redesign Wednesday, more than two years after it announced the overhaul. Officials have been uncharacteristically cagey about the rollout process.
The removal of 23 trees in Watertown was bad public relations for Cambridge, officials acknowledged, and they would try to do better – but the work was made necessary by the invasion of giant roots into the pipeline bringing water into the city.
A plea by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts to halt a controversial collaboration between state and local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement won unanimous support from the City Council on Monday.
The Richard C. Rossi Housing Assistance Fund could help any case of looming eviction or trouble getting housing when there’s a head of a household out of a job but actively looking for work. While only $35,641 now, further private donations are expected to come in.
Several recent City Council meetings have seen clashing orders proposed, or discoveries that one councillor has been preparing to act on an issue, some other member has gone ahead and begun intensive research. There’s probably a simple solution for this confusion.
The city’s financial health has won top marks from all three major bond raters for the 18th straight year, officials announced Monday – an honor limited to only about three dozen communities nationwide. And its first-ever “minibond” offering sold out as well.
With gross procedural confusion, the City Council advanced a slew of amendments to its 20 percent inclusionary housing ordinance, including removal of a controversial section that would have meant more grandfathering of large developments at today’s lower rates.
Undocumented immigrants living in Cambridge and facing deportation or other enforcement actions could soon have a city-backed legal defense fund to support them and a “lawyer on speed dial,” under a plan discussed Monday by the City Council.
Sharing websites such as Airbnb have allowed many Cambridge residents to stay in their homes, even as the cost of living continues to rise, a letter writer says.