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Lesley ‘core faculty’ talk of unionization while adjunct labor talks drag after year

Lesley ‘core faculty’ talk of unionization while adjunct labor talks drag after year

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.

Health Alliance profitable mid-fiscal year, awaits $88 million aid payment from state

Health Alliance profitable mid-fiscal year, awaits $88 million aid payment from state

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.

Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin announces 11 Faculty Innovation Grants

Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin announces 11 Faculty Innovation Grants

The nonprofit dedicated to supporting and enriching programs at the city’s public high school made 11 grants of up to $1,000.

Winter’s costs so far top $5 million, causing city to rethink some rules

Winter’s costs so far top $5 million, causing city to rethink some rules

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 delivers casino agreement cash, with $50,000 each year for water ferry

Wynn delivers casino agreement cash, with $50,000 each year for water ferry

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.

Housing Authority executive director pay rises to $189,000, will jump again in 2017

Housing Authority executive director pay rises to $189,000, will jump again in 2017

After leading a long battle to preserve – and transform – public housing in Cambridge with private financing, Gregory Russ is getting a sizable raise, and will land just below $200,000 in 2017.

Despite calls against more administrators, district tries again for summer camp role

Despite calls against more administrators, district tries again for summer camp role

Committee members were not pleased at getting a surprise administrative funding recommendation and referred it back to Superintendent Jeffrey Young to come up with another plan.

School officials agree current approach distances educational leaders from kids

School officials agree current approach distances educational leaders from kids

Teachers’ pleas for “more hearts and hands” in classrooms as they struggled to keep up with academic and testing demands seems to have had a major impact on School Committee talks over budget guidelines.

King Open School renovations get study to include pool, offices totaling $131.5M

King Open School renovations get study to include pool, offices totaling $131.5M

A proposed $131.5 million revamp of the King Open School and surrounding public buildings gets a neighborhood meeting Thursday evening, after the City Council approved a $1.5 million feasibility study.

Whidden minimum wage boosted to $15 in Cambridge Health Alliance contract

Whidden minimum wage boosted to $15 in Cambridge Health Alliance contract

Lower-paid service and clerical workers at a unit of Cambridge Health Alliance have won a minimum starting wage of $15 an hour, their union announced Thursday.

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