An eleventh-hour vote at a specially scheduled City Council has cleared the way for legislation that could safeguard the Cambridge Housing Authority’s $382 million renovation of more than 2,500 apartments for low-income tenants.
The city administration and Housing Authority officials are scrambling to salvage the authority’s $382 million redevelopment of low-income public housing after an unexpected state roadblock threatened to cut the borrowing ability for the project by $23.2 million.
A full third of their elected term remains for city councillors and state Reps. Marjorie Decker and Tim Toomey, with plenty of important matters ahead. I urge councillors them to do what’s right.
With a public hearing taking place Feb. 28, a bill against the Citizens United court decision gets an endorsement from Cambridge’s City Council.
State Rep. Tim Toomey, a Democrat representing Cambridge and Somerville in the 26th Middlesex District — he is also a Cambridge city councillor — released a statement Tuesday on why he voted in favor during a House of Representatives vote on state gambling.