Though he’s lived in Cambridge only two years, candidate Josh Burgin says a background in Florida state and county governments will allow him to serve capably on the City Council.
The prospect of putting affordable housing near Harvard Square on former divinity school land looks even more expensive, complicated and outright unlikely after an analysis by the current owners, despite an all-in vote by six city councillors.
With an expectation that Cambridge will grow to a population of around 140,000 within the next 30 years, City Councillor Dennis Carlone said that if reelected he hopes to spend the next two-year term focused on housing and the development master plan.
Although she’s only 19, Nadya Okamoto said, she’s prepared and qualified to run for City Council, exemplifying “a new generation of rising millennials and Gen Z who are passionate about taking action and passionate about things at the grassroots level.”
Two women from Cambridge are taking part in the coming 78th annual Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, where the title will be handed off by Alissa Musto, a 2016 cum laude graduate of Harvard.
Like many candidates for City Council, Gwen Volmar has affordable housing at the top of her platform. She learned firsthand how difficult it can be to live in Cambridge when moving here 10 years ago, and now helps others struggling with the cost and paperwork.
Most people commenting on an affordable housing proposal Monday seemed unaware there was a lot more to the idea than just negotiating a price with a divinity school leaving for New York City.
Skeadas signaled her intention to run for council by filing with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance in December, but has since dropped her candidacy. She declined to comment on her reasons.
Sean Tierney, a candidate for City Council, is holding a campaign kickoff from 3 to 5 p.m. June 11.
The Episcopal Divinity School, near Harvard Square since 1867, announced Friday that it has signed an agreement that will allow it to continue as an Episcopal seminary – but not in Cambridge; starting in the fall of 2018, it will be on a campus in New York.