The rhetoric was sharper and the bitterness and anger palpable at a rally held Monday after racist violence in Virginia – the third such rally held in Cambridge in response to the still young presidency of Donald Trump and, officials made clear, certainly not the last.
City officials, reacting to the violence at a white supremacist rally held over the weekend in Virginia, plan a unity rally for Monday at City Hall; meanwhile, with white supremacists coming to Boston, Black Lives Matter Cambridge plans an action on Saturday.
An attempt to see whether Cantabrigians want to explore public financing of municipal elections got shut down Monday by city councillor Leland Cheung, who found the proposal’s language “offensive.”
A group called Cambridge Residents for Responsible Elections has petitioned the City Council for a nonbinding citywide ballot question in November, seeking to determine if voters would support adoption of a public financing program for elections.
Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole finalist presented to the city last month to become police commissioner, was announced Thursday as the choice of city manager Louis A. DePasquale.
Cambridge welcomes immigrants and wants to encourage their success and access to opportunity and advancement in this country. It will be a goal of the commission to get that message of welcome out.
Members and alternate members are sought to fill vacancies on the Avon Hill Neighborhood Conservation District Commission, Half Crown-Marsh NCD Commission and Mid-Cambridge NCD Commission
Not many people came out for Tuesday’s hourlong public forum with police commissioner finalist Branville G. Bard Jr. Which is okay. It was an embarrassment.
Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole remaining finalist for police commissioner, introduced himself to the city Tuesday night at a small forum at the public library, saying Cambridge’s progressive policing was “not going to change under my leadership.”
In a surprising announcement Friday, there is a single candidate remaining for police commissioner since five candidates interviewed for the position in May – Branville G. Bard Jr. of Philadelphia, an African American who has studied the practice of racial profiling.