Already in the nation’s Capitol for an annual U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering, Mayor E. Denise Simmons reportedly still has not decided whether she will attend Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.
How odd that America’s first black, openly lesbian mayor – from one of the country’s most progressive cities – would consider attending Trump’s presidential inauguration. But the office of E. Denise Simmons confirmed this week that she is.
Simmons is an unlikely attendee for the inauguration of Trump as president, after a national campaign and transition that embraced, and was embraced by, white supremacists and anti-gay activists.
Fundraising for fire victims was nearing $1 million when taking into account all sources of donations, city officials said Monday as they began looking beyond a Dec. 3 blaze to rebuilding, and to responding to future emergencies.
Fundraising for fire victims passed $421,740 – more than 84 percent of the half-million-dollar goal – Monday evening, as the City Council voted to suspend action and wait a week on its agenda so councillors could focus on recovery work with constituents.
The School Committee held a two-day retreat last month to set priorities and make sure its members could work well together, but its first public meeting since the summer shows it came back worse than it went in.
The 41st annual Graduation and Awards ceremony of the Cambridge Community Learning Center was held recently at the Cambridge Main Library. This year, 42 graduates from three programs received certificates of completion.
The newly sworn-in School Committee held its first meeting, spending considerable time discussing issues related to student testing, leading to motions to convene a “community discussion” in February and to reverse a vote okaying use of the PARCC test.
Mayor David Maher hasn’t attended a single one of this election season’s candidates forums.
Kenneth Salim, currently superintendent in Weymouth, was chosen Tuesday to be the next superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools. He is to begin work in Cambridge next summer, replacing Superintendent Jeff Young.