The Louder than a Bomb youth poetry slam festival arrives in late May with funding needs – and a newly poignant name.
With emotions over the Boston Marathon bombing suspects still roiling – another Cantabrigian was arrested Wednesday, charged with lying to investigators – the head of the city’s Peace Commission is calling for a moment of peace.
As Cambridge continues to collect itself after the stress of an officer’s slaying, a carjacking, hunt for bombing suspects, citywide lockdown and revelation of terrorist leanings among classmates and neighbors, there are both official commendations for how well the city and responded and plans for a next time.
Vice President Joe Biden, state and federal officials and between 5,000 and 7,000 law enforcement personnel from around the country are expected to be among some 10,000 people at Wednesday’s memorial service for MIT campus police officer Sean Collier, 26, who was shot to death Thursday.
Today at 2:50 p.m., the city will observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the violence that began at last week’s Boston Marathon.
Over the past few days, we have been working hard to ensure that students return to safe, supportive schools. This is not quite as simple as saying it is business as usual.
We’re breathing a little easier, despite lingering questions that perhaps that we won’t have the answers to for months. While answers may help victims heal, the rest of us can help in the meantime simply by reaching out.
Cambridge resident Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, has been named as the man being hunted by thousands of police officers as a suspect in the Monday bombing of the Boston Marathon and violence that began Thursday night in Kendall Square and led into Watertown and other communities.
With Monday’s attacks on the Boston Marathon fresh in mind, citizens had even more reason to fear the coming of mile-long trains filled with ethanol snaking their way through Cambridge and Somerville twice a week.
There is no threat to public safety in Cambridge, police said Monday, despite reports throughout the day by residents rattled by the Boston Marathon explosions earlier in the day.