The new School Committee was sworn in Monday evening and, with the swift election of E. Denise Simmons as mayor at that morning’s City Council inaugural meeting, made Cambridge history in having five of its seven members being women.
A mayor and vice mayor were elected swiftly and unanimously Monday at the City Council’s morning inaugural meeting: E. Denise Simmons, entering her eighth term as councillor and second as mayor; and Marc McGovern, entering his second term as councillor.
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.
Cambridge police groups have affirmed that they are not a part of an endorsement of Donald Trump’s run for president by a group claiming to represent regional law enforcement.
Departing vice mayor Dennis Benzan is considering a run for the state Senate seat of Anthony Petruccelli, who is leaving to join a Boston lobbying firm.
Fans of “Star Wars” who hated the politics in the film epic’s trilogy of prequels may have to change their mind – because it may be city councillor Leland Cheung getting them in to see “The Force Awakens” when it premieres next week.
If only everyone voted the way we do in municipal elections. Our ranked method reflects the will of the voters fairly and accurately, and this year revealed some interesting trends as votes flowed from one candidate to another, many in groups called “slates.”
Thanks to all of those residents who went to the polls and voted for City Council and School Committee candidates, as well as to the candidates themselves – and more.
The makeup of next year’s City Council and School Committee didn’t in the count of auxiliary ballots done Wednesday by election commissioners. Vice mayor Dennis Benzan will be off, and committee member Fran Cronin.
Preliminary election results for Cambridge City Council showed a nearly clean sweep of incumbents Tuesday, with only vice mayor Dennis Benzan missing from the bench in the next term, replaced by challenger Jan Devereux.