Now is exactly the time to amp up citizen support for a revenue-neutral Senate bill and other initiatives (including increased energy efficiency and renewables) to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
A state senator has filed a bill that would establish carbon pricing in Massachusetts. All of the state representatives for Cambridge have signed on as co-sponsors, and Cambridge residents should get behind it too.
A projection at a May 5 meeting anticipates that the Alliance will end the 2015 fiscal year on June 30 with net income of $18.6 million – in stark contrast with a budget forecasting a loss of $19.7 million.
As the Housing Authority contacts households on its 10,000-applicant waiting list, as much as 48 percent might not signal they’re still interested in moving up.
The state’s community-based civil legal aid providers, including Greater Boston Legal Services and its office in Cambridge, can do only so much for its clients and potential clients without proper funding.
There’s a cancer eating away at the integrity of our civic governance. And it begins, as it often does, with money – money channeled from developers to our city councillors.
A city councillor says Cambridge Health Alliance employees have told him a change in seeing psychiatric emergency patients has been rocky, with more suicide attempts, patients leaving without permission, use of restraints and calls for police help.
A $163.9 million budget for the next school year was approved unanimously by School Committee vote Tuesday. It’s about $7.3 million more than the current budget, with $1.2 million for new initiatives.
With social emotional support for kids, help for low-testing schools and teacher coaching identified as budget priorities, district officials talked a lot about how to refocus resources already in place.
The results of Cambridge’s $500,000 experiment in participatory budgeting were announced Tuesday, with six projects announced as getting funded, ranging from a public toilet to bilingual books for kids learning English.