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.
Bike Month is upon us, and big-scale biking infrastructure projects such as the Inman Square redesign and separated bike path along Cambridge Street are in the works. That’s just a start, though.
We coastal elites have been accused of mocking the heartland by pointing out that they often support governments that work against their own economic interests. But we don’t have to look farther than our own City Hall to find an example.
Our city’s affordable housing issue is a complex and emotional one, and the hard part is that there is no simple solution. But one thing I know is that Cambridge has a strong collective will, and when we put our minds and hearts to something, we find ways to get it done.
Without noncitizen voting, a significant proportion of the population in Maryland’s Takoma Park would be disenfranchised. This observation is especially meaningful in cities such as Cambridge, where more than 28 percent of residents are foreign-born.
Massachusetts has a high overall vaccination rate, but recent statistics shown that one very important vaccine is often overlooked: the human papillomavirus vaccine.
The “Safe Communities Act” working its way through the Massachusetts Legislature is designed to do what its name suggests: Protect everyone in the community regardless of their citizenship status.
The School Committee had the opportunity to request data on the impact of race on student participation in extracurricular activities. It chose to assign the project to the high school student government.
No one in the military has asked for a $54 billion increase in spending. No one in Trump’s administration has explained its point. And strangely, no one seems to be asking the White House about it.