Remember when then-vice president Dick Cheney (among others) said “The American way of life is nonnegotiable?” It helps explains the current popularity of Bernie Sanders among left-wingers and Donald Trump among the right – but solves nothing.
Republicans used to be the party of big business, and Democrats the party of the middle and working classes. Now the Democrats are the party of big business and Republicans the party of extreme social or religious conservatism. Nobody speaks for the rest of us.
We are building a cultivation facility and dispensary in Milford, and have proposed locating an additional dispensary in Cambridge, and we would like to ask for your help.
Cambridge can do a better job of meeting children’s needs for unstructured, outdoor play and exercise. If more money is needed to make this possible, we ask that money be allotted for this purpose in the budget.
Diminishing discarded food by just 15 percent would generate enough food to feed more than 25 million Americans every year, but to accomplish this, communities need to pressure local markets and institutions to donate.
Cambridge schools have been told they will be “held harmless” for their first set of PARCC results, but it’s not clear if the amount of testing to which our children will be subjected will be “harmless” in their education.
Waiting for the state to build the Grand Junction Path has so far proven a tragicomedy in infinite acts, and we are making the perfect the enemy of the very good.
Millions of guns will still be sold without a background check, despite President Barack Obama’s executive orders. That’s why we still need Congress and our state lawmakers to step up and close the loopholes that make it easy for dangerous people to get guns.
Please rethink the undemocratic procedure for renaming the citywide development master plan process and extend the voting deadline. The four tepid options offered do not reflect the unbounded creativity of the citizenry.
The School Committee met to decide which standardized test our city’s school children will take this spring: MCAS, the state test, or PARCC, a competing national exam, and I came home from the meeting feeling angry and disappointed.