From the Many Helping Hands MLK Day of Service to a film festival and “King & I” panel discussion, here’s are six ways to reflect privately and publicly on the legacy of the civil rights giant in the coming days.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 105,162 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From standing up for the vulnerable to deceiving people who come here to do business, here’s a rundown.
The tax bill approved by Congress on Wednesday preserves a crucial funding source for low-income housing, bringing relief to officials at the Cambridge Housing Authority, where the rehabilitation of hundreds of deteriorating public housing units was at risk.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is planning a campaign to raise $3 million from private donors to support the services it provides to residents to to help bring the people who live in its apartments out of poverty.
A quarter-million-dollar grant will pay for the creation of The Loop Lab, a sound-production studio and podcast station in The Port neighborhood that will launch next year, teaching skills that can lead to well-paying employment, organizers said.
Riders of the T, commuter rail and buses should be able to forget about their Charlie Cards by the spring of 2020, instead of simply taking advantage of a revamped system to merely tap their credit card or smartphone for access.
A tax reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would do away with tax-exempt bonds and associated tax credits that housing officials are counting on to rehab thousands of units throughout the city. Tenants and politicians are helping fight the cuts.
The Trump tax plan is a disaster for Cambridge’s public housing, and if enacted will undo years of planning and millions of dollars in rehabilitation for aging units, officials said.
I fully support the candidates endorsed by the A Better Cambridge group and believe they will implement the right strategies and work together to ensure that Cambridge remains an inclusive community.
Arts and culture is a $175 million industry in Cambridge, supporting the equivalent of 6,129 full-time jobs annually, according to a report released over the summer, but it’s not clear how much of this economic activity has slipped away or is at risk in a changing city.