A unanimous vote to start over reflects residents and city councillor concerns that the current proposal does not provide enough community benefits. A development official says a second process could be faster – but would still take an additional calendar year.
The local YWCA is suspending all programming at its Marshfield branch in favor of expanding the summer day camp that benefits some 800 Cambridge kids a year.
The district is close to piloting ways to provide free sanitary products for girls in the city’s public schools, though not without bureaucratic hurdles and getting past an alarmingly high initial cost estimate.
The city will lose approximately $14 million in direct costs out of it $575 million budget if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a threat to strip sanctuary cities of federal funds, but conversation Monday was of bolstering commitments despite the cost.
The council passed three items relating to Cambridge’s designation as a “Trust Act City,” including an appeal to the city manager to fund “any and all programs that may be in jeopardy should the federal government stop funding sanctuary cities.”
City officials are grappling with questions of what President-Elect Donald Trump’s promise to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities such as Cambridge might mean for the community. And some are worried.
Cambridge Housing Authority Executive Director Gregory Russ, who helped set in motion the largest redevelopment effort in the agency’s history at a time of shrinking government support, is tentatively in line to head the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.
Cambridge officially has a new city manager in Louis A. DePasquale, with city councillors voting unanimously to accept a four-year-plus contract that starts Nov. 14, when he takes the oath of office at 9:30 a.m at City Hall.
It took until nearly the end of a two-hour roundtable on charter schools for anyone to bring up the heated climate in which the schools operate – especially with a ballot question coming up Nov. 8 that might raise the cap how many operate in the state.
Discussing topics as varied as special education, freshman high school sports, required health curriculum and upper school math, School Committee members showed improved collegiality and cooperation last week – even wading into early budget territory.