State Rep. Mike Connolly invites residents to bring questions, concerns and policy ideas to office hours scheduled for Jan. 19 in East Cambridge.
We need to take time to acknowledge and appreciate our accomplishments, of which there are many, but we must never be complacent, because there are still far too many of our friends and neighbors who are struggling.
The quick election of city councillor Marc McGovern as mayor – and therefore as chairman of the School Committee – at the council’s Jan. 1 morning inauguration led the way for the committee’s own election of its vice chair at their inauguration that evening.
Musical instruments for the high school, resource kits for the homeless and the planting of 100 trees were among the winning projects in the city’s fourth Participatory Budget process, announced Tuesday.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is planning a campaign to raise $3 million from private donors to support the services it provides to residents to to help bring the people who live in its apartments out of poverty.
Voting ends at midnight in the city’s Participatory Budget process, in which residents age 12 and older get to decide how to spend $800,000 of the city’s budget.
A motion by School Committee members Emily Dexter and Manikka Bowman to televise all of this year’s budget-related meetings was set aside temporarily Nov. 21 by vice chairman Fred Fantini because budget co-chair Kathleen Kelly was not present.
Constituents of the 26th Middlesex District are encouraged to bring questions, concerns and policy ideas to a town hall meeting to be held Dec. 4 by Democratic state Rep. Mike Connolly.
An upcoming vote might add child care at all budget hearings, review the need for spoken or signed language interpreters, hold at least one hearing on a Saturday in the community and guarantee live streaming and video archiving of discussion.
The House is debating long-overdue reforms to the state’s criminal justice system, and state Rep. Mike Connolly will give an update on criminal justice reform and other matters at the State House.