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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.
It’s a little less than a year until elections, but Mayor David Maher is in full campaign donations mode – surging far ahead of any other sitting councillor by amassing a bit less than $34,190 in just a month’s time.
Teachers were invited to talk about budget priorities with the School Committee making it very clear they need more help in the classroom and a dramatic slowdown in the exhausting introduction of initiatives.
The School Committee voted 6-1 to extend Superintendent Jeffrey Young’s contract one year, from June 2015 to June 2016. Young’s gross salary for each of these two years will be $267,000.
Cambridge Health Alliance is hoping a new radiology suite will improve patients’ experiences, expand services and bring in sorely needed revenue. The early word: The $2.1 million bet is paying off.
Cambridge Health Alliance has some good financial news for a change: It’s doing much better than expected for the past three months.
The award represents a significant achievement, according to the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Property values are up, but thanks to the city again using free cash and other money for relief, only 15 percent of homeowners will see an increase of $250 or more in their tax bills.