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Harvard treads tragically compromised ground in response to Spivakov protest

Harvard treads tragically compromised ground in response to Spivakov protest

Russian violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov takes to the stage in New York’s Lincoln Center amid protests, as he did in Harvard.

A revenue-neutral tax on carbon dioxide could help in fight against climate change

The cheap, safe and sustainable way to prevent global warming is reduce carbon dioxide emissions today, and a revenue-neutral tax can do it.

Four families want to see kindergarten capacity at Olá expanded for their kids

Typically the FRC calls families to alert them to the risk of losing a placement. With Olá, families didn’t get word of the lack of seats until late in the process.

Council’s latest Foundry conversation came with medal-worthy frustrations

Council’s latest Foundry conversation came with medal-worthy frustrations

In honor of the Olympics, here are the gold, silver and bronze medal award winners in the competition for City Council frustrations for talk about the Foundry building in East Cambridge.

This isn’t the most exciting U.S. suburb, because Cambridge isn’t a damn suburb

This isn’t the most exciting U.S. suburb, because Cambridge isn’t a damn suburb

Cambridge being named the Most Exciting Suburb in America by a real estate blog? Nope, sorry. Honor not accepted.

Let’s change a flawed vote process, ending Cambridge’s Proportional Representation

Let’s change a flawed vote process, ending Cambridge’s Proportional Representation

While our voting process often seem endless, the outcome of many elections is settled in the first round of balloting. More importantly, a serious design flaw taints the count.

Bank of America customer warns: Beware ‘offers’ adding unwanted services and fees

Bank of America customer warns: Beware ‘offers’ adding unwanted services and fees

After not responding to a bank offer – I wasn’t aware of it – I was opted me in and my account was charged a $12 monthly fee for at least the past six months.

Speak up by February to enroll your child in a startup language-immersion school

A Cambridge parent and entrepreneur is planning a regional private, tuition-supported language-immersion school for Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Council was wrong to reject transcripts (but at least we have our five-hour videos)

Council was wrong to reject transcripts (but at least we have our five-hour videos)

In its final meeting, the previous City Council showed it didn’t really understand public access and government transparency. Maybe this council will be better.

Advice to the incoming city councillors: Let’s break some new rules this term

This may sound strange coming from the guy who pleaded with the council not to violate the Open Meeting Law last term, but I’d like for them to resolve to break some different rules this term.