Let this be the year that we end forever the official resistance to the televising of “roundtable” meetings – maybe in November, when we vote on who gets to be a city councillor and School Committee member for the 2018-19 term.
A new North Cambridge restaurant has drawn raves from The Boston Globe, but on their way to dinner there the city’s gourmets should take a moment to appreciate the fact it exists at all. The creation of UpperWest was more difficult than most, and for difficult reasons.
Cambridge is filled with smart, accomplished people. Officials have to be better about identifying which should be discounted as crackpots (few, if any) and which have ideas as valid and valuable as new state Rep. Mike Connolly.
Voters who don’t believe in the power of government have handed control of the presidency and U.S. Senate and House to people intent on sabotaging the government they run – but at least we still have local government to show how to get things done, right?
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 110,402 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From the first promises of newly reelected officials to the extinguishing of a massive fire, here’s a run-down.
The City of Cambridge made good on a City Council order from October implementing two experimental, separated bike lanes along short swaths of Massachusetts Avenue – one in Central Square, the other just north of Harvard Square.
We, as a district, are not serious about closing the achievement gap. Teachers are serious, the staff are serious, every one of our officials, administrators, faculty and staff is serious – but our systemic actions are not serious.
A city official was stirred by presidential election results to break the format of a standard municipal agenda Nov. 16 and offer a statement about civic engagement.
This presidential election didn’t reflect the America I love nor the values with which I was raised. But I’m not moving to Canada. I’m staying right here and fighting for the progressive values that I have always fought for.
Last week, those of us worried about Trump’s election were told “Don’t worry; Trump didn’t mean all those racist things he said while campaigning!” Now it’s “Don’t worry; Trump won’t listen to the white nationalist whom he named White House chief strategist!”