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Is there a pay gap for women at City Hall? Pre-Equal Pay Day order aims to find out

Is there a pay gap for women at City Hall? Pre-Equal Pay Day order aims to find out

The White House has gender pay disparity? Next they’ll be saying that about about liberal Cambridge. Actually, maybe they will.

School budget passes; officials included compromises on some controversial cuts

School budget passes; officials included compromises on some controversial cuts

The School Committee unanimously passed a budget for next year at a balanced $156.7 million, paying for $1.6 million in new outlays with other savings.

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

There is a nationwide trend toward militarizing police forces, and Cambridge shouldn’t be part of it. City councillors such as Nadeem Mazen and Craig Kelley are right to push back.

Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Officials are embracing the idea of residents-only job fairs, and of holding hirers more accountable when they outsource employment.

Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

Council moves toward starting $6M work on Foundry while figuring out its final use

The Foundry is due for more public input to decide its use, but everything from CRA involvement to private fundraising is still on the table in finding ways to pay for it.

Seniors brave cold to tell council their units at 2 Mount Auburn can get nearly as cold

Seniors brave cold to tell council their units at 2 Mount Auburn can get nearly as cold

Residents of the 2 Mount Auburn senior apartments have been taking extreme measures to survive the bitter cold permeating their building, and officials are calling on the city to help.

Boston Police: We didn’t ask Cambridge to ‘step up’ bomb squad for marathon

Boston Police: We didn’t ask Cambridge to ‘step up’ bomb squad for marathon

The Boston Marathon bombing was invoked last month by Cambridge police to get nearly a half-million dollars for a full-time bomb squad, but not at the urging of Boston Police.

Jan. 6 is deadline for member applications to Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust

Monday is the deadline for résumés and letters of interest from residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust.

In many democracies, Cheung would be mayor – and he should be mayor in ours

In many democracies, Cheung would be mayor – and he should be mayor in ours

His remarkable margin of victory in the “popular” vote, citywide support and being the only incumbent to increase in votes suggests that, in a typical democracy, Leland Cheung would be mayor.

Marathon anniversary speeds funding request for full-time city bomb squad (update)

Marathon anniversary speeds funding request for full-time city bomb squad (update)

Just hours after a false bomb threat forced the evacuation of Harvard buildings and locked down two public schools, the City Council shifted nearly a half-million dollars to create a full-time city bomb squad.

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