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Everyone relax. Thanks to council, zoning is inevitable, and we can wait seven days

People seemed pretty exasperated Monday when councillor Minka vanBeuzekom forced reconsideration of a zoning vote for Kendall Square.

Community School Programs welcome announcement of support by Clean Slate

The city’s 12 Community School Programs welcomed the announcement by Clean Slate candidates Nadeem Mazen, Janneke House and Dennis Carlone that, once elected, they will initiate action in City Council to add full-time positions.

Dennis Benzan will work to include all residents in the city’s decision-making

Dennis Benzan will work to include all residents in the city’s decision-making

From the first time I met with Dennis Benzan, I knew he was the candidate I had to support. His vision for community-based decision making is inclusive, visionary and innovative.

CRA chairwoman replies to article, noting board’s intent for legal review in question

The purpose of the review was to determine whether any Cambridge Redevelopment Authority transactions made during 32 months without a board needed to be reconsidered and re-voted – not to determine why the previous board was unable to meet.

Three new missed deadlines in Cambridge issues

Three new missed deadlines in Cambridge issues

Cambridge doesn’t write checks it can’t cash, but its officials and institutions aren’t shy about putting a pin in a calendar square and moving it when a date has come and gone without action.

Cambridge Residents Alliance presents platform for livable, affordable, diverse Cambridge

Cambridge Residents Alliance presents platform for livable, affordable, diverse Cambridge

Developed over the course of many months, these guidelines and suggestions can help crystallize thinking about how to plan for development that preserves the character, charm and community of our beloved city.

Walgreens continues its master class in free market economics in Porter Square

Walgreens continues its master class in free market economics in Porter Square

The Walgreens nobody wanted opened in Porter Square this summer, with a quick and desperate change to its hours of operation. If it’s in business long enough, maybe it’ll fix its window displays too.

Republicans, old media lost big in Texas, while Harvard Law grad became a star

Republicans, old media lost big in Texas, while Harvard Law grad became a star

Anyone watching television or even reading legacy media such as The New York Times online last night probably missed out on some of the most riveting and simultaneously infuriating and inspiring political action since Barack Obama was elected in 2008.

10 ways the City Council embarrassed itself this term

10 ways the City Council embarrassed itself this term

Here’s a look at some council actions of the past year and a half that could inspire challengers to step in or serve as flashpoints in upcoming candidate debates:

How to end our sugar-coated gentrification and save Cambridge for all of us

How to end our sugar-coated gentrification and save Cambridge for all of us

Nobody voted for the councillors so they could represent the interests of future Cambridge residents against those of current residents, but that’s what the position they’re in with the current approach to “inclusionary zoning.”