Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s recent production of “West Side Story” not only wowed packed audiences for its five performances, it also helped to raise more than $7,000 to help support Puerto Rico.
A neighborhood group gathered and voted seemingly to form a committee urging city officials to reevaluate and fix recently installed bike lanes it felt weren’t addressing traffic-safety goals, similar to the conclusion of an earlier meeting held by a different group.
Fired up by protected bike lanes they feel are hurting local retailers, a group of residents and business leaders are vowing to take over citywide transportation planning by forming a grassroots group.
After a few blistering comments from citizens about new bike lanes, city officials apologized Monday for rollouts that seemed to happen too quickly and without enough public outreach.
The rhetoric was sharper and the bitterness and anger palpable at a rally held Monday after racist violence in Virginia – the third such rally held in Cambridge in response to the still young presidency of Donald Trump and, officials made clear, certainly not the last.
City officials, reacting to the violence at a white supremacist rally held over the weekend in Virginia, plan a unity rally for Monday at City Hall; meanwhile, with white supremacists coming to Boston, Black Lives Matter Cambridge plans an action on Saturday.
“I’m looking for more of a plan. I don’t have enough to adopt for right now,” the mayor said, asking for a roundtable meeting in July at which the School Committee could get deeper into the details. “I want to vote when it’s finished.”
Cambridge is considered one of the most liberal cities in America. Its diversity and multiculturalism rivals that of the United Nations. Yet scratch below the surface, as our mayor’s recent town hall did, and there is a liberal racism as intolerant as what you’ll find in the South.
The Cambridge order points to the dragging of a passenger off a plane as a potential hate crime and refers also to an earlier incident, when three girls were barred from flying because they were wearing form-fitting leggings as pants.
Since Mayor E. Denise Simmons took office last year, 768 megabytes of email in 6,162 items was sent to email@example.com, but nobody was reading it. It just collected unread.