A motion by School Committee members Emily Dexter and Manikka Bowman to televise all of this year’s budget-related meetings was set aside temporarily Nov. 21 by vice chairman Fred Fantini because budget co-chair Kathleen Kelly was not present.
The hot potato of campaign finance reform got tossed back to the City Council with what seemed like a game-winning flourish by City Solicitor Nancy Glowa.
A daylong hand count of “auxiliary” ballots from Tuesday’s election denied challenger Sean Tierney a seat on the City Council and gave Craig Kelley a seventh term.
Incumbents had a very good year, with every person seeking reelection to City Council and School Committee winning their seats back – at least, according to “substantially unofficial and preliminary” results, election commissioners said.
Election commissioners reported at around 11:10 p.m., more than three hours after polling places closed, that a failure of memory cards from three voting machines would delay results by an hour to an hour and a half.
A flier making the rounds in Cambridge’s Ethiopian community has been causing distraction for Samuel Gebru’s campaign for City Council just days before polls open, accusing Gebru of silence about political oppression and violence in the country he left at age 3.
We desperately need candidates for City Council who understand the obvious: There’s a massive problem with the way people ride their bikes in this city. But it doesn’t look like we’re going to get them this election.
The past City Council term was an improvement for collegiality, but not so much that there aren’t plenty of candidates touting their collegiality; and it saw big steps for affordable housing, but not so much that every candidate isn’t still talking about that too.
Benjamin, a Haitian-American who grew up in Long Island, N.Y., holds a bachelor’s degree from York College of the City University of New York and arrived in Cambridge in 1998 […]
Harvard-educated longtime resident Dennis Carlone has aeen in private practice as a planner, architect and urban design consultant since 1978. His clients have included the cities of Cambridge, […]