The $151 million schools budget – frozen in the Finance Committee May 9 despite the expectation that the full City Council would adopt the city’s full, $507 million proposed budget today – are sure to be a big part of the 5:30 p.m. meeting of the City Council.
The Internal Revenue Service has acknowledged that for a little while it was giving some extra scrutiny to political groups applying for tax-exempt status. So? For starters, political groups aren’t supposed to be tax-exempt.
The co-chairs of the Cambridge Parent Advisory Council on Special Education hope that City Council will work more collaboratively with School Committee and not have impetuous political gestures jeopardize the welfare of our children’s education.
The Cambridge Housing Authority has a plan to renovate its deteriorating public housing developments, and this one might have a better chance of winning federal approval, officials say.
The co-chairmen of the Budget Subcommittee of the School Committee write to express “complete disappointment” in the vote by four city councillors after more than eight months of school department budget process.
Breakthrough Greater Boston raised $215,000 at its annual Springfest event April 24 for use in its dual programs: helping under-resourced students get to four-year colleges and training the next generation of urban teachers.
The $151 million school district budget ran into trouble Thursday, with five city councillors voting to keep it in committee instead of sending it to the full council for a vote.
The proposed $507 million city budget for next fiscal year is an increase of $18.6 million, or 3.8 percent, over the current fiscal year – it is also City Manager Robert W. Healy’s 32nd and final budget before retiring.
Cambridge Health Alliance wants to cut mental health services for children and teens, the second time in three years the money-losing health care system has targeted behavioral health to stem losses.
The Cambridge Housing Authority will avoid job losses and service cuts this year despite sharp reductions in federal aid caused by the impasse over deficit reduction in Washington.