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Harvard fellow Jackie Garrick is among first recipients of veteran Lincoln Awards

Harvard fellow Jackie Garrick is among first recipients of veteran Lincoln Awards

Along with Bruce Springsteen, inventor Dean Kamen and others, social worker Jackie Garrick will be honored at a first-ever awards ceremony in January.

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

There is a nationwide trend toward militarizing police forces, and Cambridge shouldn’t be part of it. City councillors such as Nadeem Mazen and Craig Kelley are right to push back.

Boston Police: We didn’t ask Cambridge to ‘step up’ bomb squad for marathon

Boston Police: We didn’t ask Cambridge to ‘step up’ bomb squad for marathon

The Boston Marathon bombing was invoked last month by Cambridge police to get nearly a half-million dollars for a full-time bomb squad, but not at the urging of Boston Police.

Marathon anniversary speeds funding request for full-time city bomb squad (update)

Marathon anniversary speeds funding request for full-time city bomb squad (update)

Just hours after a false bomb threat forced the evacuation of Harvard buildings and locked down two public schools, the City Council shifted nearly a half-million dollars to create a full-time city bomb squad.

Harvard evacuation for bomb threats upsets final exams (but not all students)

Harvard evacuation for bomb threats upsets final exams (but not all students)

There were campus emergencies on both sides of the Charles River on Monday, with Harvard evacuating students from four halls a little after 9 a.m. for bomb threats and UMass Boston hearing reports of a person wielding a gun.

Lyndell’s honors Collier with $6,200 check as family seeks first responder holiday

Lyndell’s honors Collier with $6,200 check as family seeks first responder holiday

A three-day fundraiser last month resulted in $6,200 for the Somerville Auxiliary Police Department Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship Fund, but the brother of the slain MIT police officer is aiming for more: a national holiday for first responders.

Governor’s veto puts two-year pause on licenses needed to ship ethanol by rail

Governor’s veto puts two-year pause on licenses needed to ship ethanol by rail

A Waltham company’s promise to back off on shipping ethanol by train through Cambridge, Somerville and surrounding communities will be tested by Gov. Deval Patrick’s Friday veto of a bill that would have made the shipments impossible.

Youth Louder than a Bomb poetry festival is ‘Boston Strong’ but weak on funding

Youth Louder than a Bomb poetry festival is ‘Boston Strong’ but weak on funding

The Louder than a Bomb youth poetry slam festival arrives in late May with funding needs – and a newly poignant name.

Peace and prayer gathering offered as more arrests awaken bomb tensions

Peace and prayer gathering offered as more arrests awaken bomb tensions

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.

Council roundtables will debrief after deaths, manhunt — and prepare next time (update)

Council roundtables will debrief after deaths, manhunt — and prepare next time (update)

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.

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