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Voting begins Sunday to direct spending of a half-million dollars on projects citywide, with 20 options starting as small as $7,000 and getting as big as a $350,000 amphitheater in Danehy Park.
A proposed school district budget for next year shows an almost 5 percent increase to $164 million, with Superintendent Jeffrey Young calling it concentrated “on direct expenditures on students.”
Full-time faculty members at Lesley University plan have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, hoping to join more than 500 adjunct instructors in talks to improve their pay, benefits and stability.
A report that Cambridge police have “sniper teams” is greeted with both dismay and gratitude, with less attention paid to confirmation that the city pays the bill for VIP visits.
After voting to form a union for adjunct professors almost exactly a year ago, Lesley University educators are back with a next step: getting “core faculty” organized and fighting alongside the adjuncts for better pay, benefits and security.
Financially struggling Cambridge Health Alliance is performing far better than expected so far when it comes to the bottom line, although that hasn’t translated into hard cash.
The nonprofit dedicated to supporting and enriching programs at the city’s public high school made 11 grants of up to $1,000.
Brutal, unrelenting snow and cold is inspiring some new thinking about traffic and cars – even a demonstration of open-mindedness on considering whether people can reserve their street parking space spaces.
Wynn, the company awarded a gaming license to build a $1.6 billion casino resort in Everett, has delivered a $200,000 check to Cambridge in accordance with a “Surrounding Community Agreement,” company officials said today.