To landlords, banks look like steady money. To everyone else, they looks like one storefront more that gives tourists no reason to visit, one storefront more that, 364 days of the year, might as well be an ATM taking up a fraction of the space.
There is talk among Christian evangelicals of a Trumped-up Supreme Court walking back decisions “without disrupting other precedent on marriage,” potentially joining a movement seen in state legislatures to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees escaping war and natural disasters in Haiti, Honduras and El Salvador are in serious jeopardy of being sent home by the Trump administration and Department of Homeland Security.
If we’re going to meet the goal of ensuring that all Cambridge children have access to affordable preschool, the council and School Committee must work with a sense of urgency. A deadline will force answers, sooner rather than later, on policy, financing and logistics.
Not many people came out for Tuesday’s hourlong public forum with police commissioner finalist Branville G. Bard Jr. Which is okay. It was an embarrassment.
In this political climate, hate speech is becoming common. And there has been an uptick of the use of the N-word, even from the mouths of people one would not expect.
As much as Senior House students should get the hearing they deserve and the outcome they want – for their dorm to be allowed to exist as the same eclectic, supportive, artistic community it has for decades – there’s a strong indication they will not get justice.
Cambridge is considered one of the most liberal cities in America. Its diversity and multiculturalism rivals that of the United Nations. Yet scratch below the surface, as our mayor’s recent town hall did, and there is a liberal racism as intolerant as what you’ll find in the South.
The oft-shifting rules of decorum for City Council meetings are again getting in the way of citizens making their point publicly to elected officials.
Cambridge police may be good. They may even be better than most nationwide. But the somewhat over-the-top praise heard for our officers in the past couple of months forgets some behavior from 2009 that the city shouldn’t be so fast to forgive.