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James Isaiah Gabbe found a big subject for his first documentary film: China. All 3.7 million square miles and 1.4 billion people in it, and its possible future surpassing the United States as the world’s most powerful nation.
We’re fortunate that we get to rank our candidates for City Council and School Committee rather than cast a zero-sum ballot. But this game is to identify the single-most indispensable challenger and incumbent for each elected body.
Despite it being the night of a Red Sox World Series game and at least the ninth candidates forum of the election season, about 50 parent voters came Wednesday to the the city’s high school for a final glimpse at their School Committee options Nov. 5.
Though I am impressed with many of the newcomers on the ballot, my top-priority non-incumbents are Dennis Carlone, Dennis Benzan and Sam Seidel for City Council and Joyce Gerber for School Committee.
The city’s 12 Community School Programs welcomed the announcement by Clean Slate candidates Nadeem Mazen, Janneke House and Dennis Carlone that, once elected, they will initiate action in City Council to add full-time positions.
The first-time City Council candidates running as the Clean Slate – Dennis Carlone, Janneke House and Nadeem Mazen – are holding get-acquainted hours from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at danger!awesome, at 10 Prospect St., Central Square.
Of the eight council candidates currently on either the council or the School Committee, these are the only ones who seem to understand the importance of the school budget and the need to ask questions about it.
Kadete’s goals are to raise academic expectations for all students and make the public school system one of the best-performing urban school systems in the country.
For all who value high-quality, early childhood education and care and who want to see Cambridge become a beacon in this area for all families, Marc has earned your vote.
The question of longer school days gets a presentation Tuesday by the school district superintendent, as well as an chance for public comment. Officials and parents attending will likely see an extended “school day” of their own.