The Board of Election Commissioners elected officers at its annual organizational meeting.
Only one presumptive City Council candidate has consistently raised awareness about the two major flaws in the massive Kendall Square upzoning deal for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That candidate is Mike Connolly.
A full third of their elected term remains for city councillors and state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Tim Toomey, with plenty of important matters ahead. I urge councillors them to do what’s right.
Eight-year School Committee member Marc McGovern held his officials candidacy for City Council at a Tuesday night party at Tavern on the Square in Central Square.
A special state primary will be held April 30 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry to become secretary of state. For Cambridge residents not already registered, the last time to register to vote is 8 p.m. April 10.
There’s no justification for city councillors to go behind closed doors to hear about six discrimination lawsuits facing the city, and doing so might even be illegal, councillor Craig Kelley argued Monday.
Kristen von Hoffmann formally announced her candidacy for City Council on Sunday, joining what looks to be a crowded field competing for seats Nov. 5.
Democratic State Rep. Carl Sciortino hopes to move from his district representing parts of Somerville and Medford to the 5th Congressional District, replacing Congressman Ed Markey if he replaces John Kerry, who himself just went from U.S. senator to Secretary of State.
Jay Livingstone follows Nils Tracy into the special election for state Rep. Marty Walz’s seat in the 8th Suffolk District, which includes Cambridgeport and parts of Area IV and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Republican Frank John Addivinola Jr. is running again for U.S. representative in the 5th District in 2014 – or sooner.