Community input is a vital component of the decision-making process in Cambridge, and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking volunteers to serve on his new City Manager’s Advisory Committee.
The police department got its third leader in less than nine months Monday as Brent B. Larrabee became acting commissioner and city officials described the process for getting a permanent leader into office – perhaps by July.
A new North Cambridge restaurant has drawn raves from The Boston Globe, but on their way to dinner there the city’s gourmets should take a moment to appreciate the fact it exists at all. The creation of UpperWest was more difficult than most, and for difficult reasons.
Acting Police Commissioner Chris Burke will retire rather than lead the Cambridge Police Department longer, concluding a 32-year career.
Fundraising for fire victims was nearing $1 million when taking into account all sources of donations, city officials said Monday as they began looking beyond a Dec. 3 blaze to rebuilding, and to responding to future emergencies.
The city will lose approximately $14 million in direct costs out of it $575 million budget if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a threat to strip sanctuary cities of federal funds, but conversation Monday was of bolstering commitments despite the cost.
An effort to empty the City Council’s “awaiting reports” list for a just-appointed city manager failed Monday on a 2-7 vote.
City councillor Leland Cheung has proposed clearing an “awaiting report” list, starting the new city manager off with a clean slate, but not every councillor looks likely to approve the order at Monday’s meeting.
City councillors should reject a proposal they’ll see Monday to wipe out 34 items awaiting action from the city manager and city staff.
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.