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Cameras on law enforcement officers? You should be careful what you ask for

Cameras on law enforcement officers? You should be careful what you ask for

A plan can be worked out for a trial use of cameras, but beware what you ask for. Sometimes the public would rather not show how they really act in the street.

The best of Cambridge in 2014

The best of Cambridge in 2014

Plenty of great things happened in 2014. It was the year the Cambridge doubled down on art, won a 24-hour restaurant for Central Square, showed citizen power and council follow-through, struck a blow for Steam and saw a healthier Health Alliance.

The worst of Cambridge in 2014

The worst of Cambridge in 2014

This was the year the License Commission got weird, the school district drew complaints for its response to a teacher crisis, the city dragged out its projects, Harvard went full Putin and much more.

Boston 2024′s bid for Olympics is a loser for half-truths, total lack of transparency

Boston 2024′s bid for Olympics is a loser for half-truths, total lack of transparency

I have just one question for Boston 2024, the private group that put Boston into the running as a potential host for the 2024 Olympic Games: “Just who asked you, anyway?”

What #BlackLivesMatter protests look like from Cambridge and Somerville

What #BlackLivesMatter protests look like from Cambridge and Somerville

There have been no black people killed by police here as there have been recently in Ferguson, Mo., and many other places, and white faces account for many among protest marchers.

Funding to show Harvard police M.O. about Occupy, protests needs your help

Funding to show Harvard police M.O. about Occupy, protests needs your help

Here are some reasons the public may want to support fundraising to pay for opening up email between Cambridge and Harvard police.

Council needs to adopt tobacco changes to keep cheap, sweet products from kids

Council needs to adopt tobacco changes to keep cheap, sweet products from kids

Proposed ordinance changes in Cambridge would help prevent youth from accessing and becoming addicted to these harmful products.

Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

A new bus stop stretches across more than 60 percent of the sidewalk, is an eyesore and seems little used. Here’s why it’s here to stay.

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Our messy, wide-ranging clash over development didn’t end with a Sept. 8 vote by the City Council over the Carlone petition. But maybe we’ve left this sort of thing behind?

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

It seems highly irresponsible for the city to not resolve legal matters around this proposal, or to work with the developer to explore a smaller project.