During this latest municipal election season, we saw divisive behavior that pitted candidates against each other instead of bringing people together to address the issues. Two years ago it was “Who’s corrupt?” this year it was “Who’s more progressive?”
Our lack of 24-hour or even late-night culture continues to baffle: We have four major institutions of higher learning full of students who need to study and be social, not to mention packed with entrepreneurs and innovators. Is everyone in bed by midnight?
The past City Council term was an improvement for collegiality, but not so much that there aren’t plenty of candidates touting their collegiality; and it saw big steps for affordable housing, but not so much that every candidate isn’t still talking about that too.
If you care about how money is spent and who takes care of the city’s children, you should vote. The term has been a bit of a mess, but the Nov. 7 election can put the School Committee back on track.
Most people understand that money in politics is a worsening problem even though it seems to be happening far away. In fact it affects us directly, and local reform is critical.
Let’s have a conversation about how to fix Cambridge’s housing crisis, rather than just acknowledging the crisis exists. We are at a crossroads. When I was growing up […]
How and why did Bernie Sanders choose to lend his support to candidates in the upcoming City Council race? In questioning Sanders’ decision, “Democratic activists” question the validity of his vision for meaningful grassroots change at the local level.
Because some would rather sacrifice the affordable housing and other community benefits to advance a very narrow agenda, we’ve decided reluctantly to raise our concerns in a more public way about the jeopardy we see for the fate of the current Volpe proposal.
Standardized testing within a system of accountability gives political power to those who need it the most: educationally vulnerable students.
Voters will soon have to rank candidates for School Committee and consider how well Mayor E. Denise Simmons did in leading the panel’s work – whether its incumbents deserve to be reelected, taking into account how much of the past two-year term was spent.