The Cambridge order points to the dragging of a passenger off a plane as a potential hate crime and refers also to an earlier incident, when three girls were barred from flying because they were wearing form-fitting leggings as pants.
With election season coming, the nonprofit Cambridge Residents Alliance has taken a step toward ending a recurring controversy over its donations. The city councillor on the other side of the debate isn’t impressed.
A peaceful crowd estimated at upward of 2,000 by organizers and police called for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns and change his policies during a rally on Cambridge Common on Saturday, which was Tax Day for much of the nation.
School Committee members passed Superintendent Kenneth Salim’s $183 million budget with praise for its “thoughtfulness” and response to some long-requested pleas – accompanied by suggestions for next year’s budget.
In paying off expenses of winter’s snowfall, city makes it official: 43 inches came down (corrected)
With temperatures at least expected to reach the 70s in the coming week and the likelihood of snow all but vanished for the year, the city has done its accounting: Cambridge got about 43 inches of snow this winter, costing just below $3.1 million to deal with.
The city is being urged to think big on rebuilding the 46-year-old Tobin elementary school and Vassal Lane Upper School, already expected to cost at least $200 million in the earliest guesses, including by looking at buying the neighboring National Guard armory.
Superintendent Kenneth Salim pointed to his budget for ways he intends to provide support throughout the school district, including for behavioral difficulties and where enrollment called for more teachers. But they weren’t in the document, he was told.
No one in the military has asked for a $54 billion increase in spending. No one in Trump’s administration has explained its point. And strangely, no one seems to be asking the White House about it.
The federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump for 2017-18, if enacted, could affect a wide range of city programs serving thousands of residents, from special education to help with fuel bills for low-income families to affordable housing.
In light of heightened concerns about immigrant issues following the election of President Donald Trump, the city has allocated funds for an immigration coordinator that will work as part of the Human Rights Commission.