There are 24 candidates for City Council and 11 candidates for School Committee that can run in November elections, as of a Monday meeting of the Election Commission that certified nomination signatures for candidates.
With two days left to turn in nomination signatures to run for City Council or the School Committee, there were another dozen candidates certified Wednesday by the Election Commission – all but four for the council.
If he really wants to improve his public servant skill set, Kelley should move a few blocks north and run for Somerville alderman. For $28,000, no benefits and no career possibility, he’ll learn how to run a city about our size for half the money.
Student Marketplace and Makerspace Open House; ArtBeat 2015: “Loops” arts festival; Summer Radio Mystery Theatre’s “Night of the Super Sleuths” show; “Spellbound Comics #1” release party; and “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry.”
Midway through the month when City Council and School Committee candidates can pick up their nomination papers and must file them, election commissioners certified signatures from a dozen council hopefuls and eight potential committee members.
A city Ramadan celebration arrives Wednesday, with city councillor Nadeem Mazen – co-hosting with Mayor David Maher – calling it “an opportunity for the large number of Cambridge Muslims to feel really included in a cultural and civic moment.”
City Council candidate Minka vanBeuzekom announced today that her campaign will be managed by Nora Gay, a longtime Cambridge resident with a successful record of organizing grassroots campaigns.
A 14-acre development in Kendall Square will almost certainly get more affordable housing than its currently drafted 10 percent. Many officials pushed Monday for 20 percent, 25 percent or more; the current citywide requirement is, in practice, 11.5 percent.
Cambridge residents have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve a public park as the city rezones a 14-acre site in Kendall LetterSquare. Such a park will likely be included in the plan only if residents write to the city to demand it.
The adoption of the Net Zero Action Plan is just the latest example of the city’s commitment to sustainability. But despite these and many other positive efforts, the fact is, we must do even more to reduce our carbon footprint and limit greenhouse gases.