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Central Square Pie Days: Nov. 13 and 17

It’s Pie Day in Central Square, with a repeat on Saturday, according to a press release from the mayor’s office. That means free samples, $1 pie slices and more.

Free breakfast Friday at City Hall for monthly Walk/Ride Day

A free breakfast is part of the monthly Walk/Ride Day offered from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday in front of City Hall, as well as information designed to get commuters out of their cars “even if you’ve never walked, bused or biked to work.”

Councillors shocked by meeting minutes, but not at voting under false pretenses

Add Marjorie Decker and Ken Reeves to the list of city councillors who care passionately about matters of political procedure but have expressed no alarm over approving a major construction project under false pretenses.

Principal claims task: Transforming CRLS into national model

Principal claims task: Transforming CRLS into national model

The word “transformative” popped up frequently at the recent community reception for Damon Smith, new principal at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

‘The Cambridge Diet’ and the muddy case for limits on soda size

‘The Cambridge Diet’ and the muddy case for limits on soda size

The original Cambridge Day reporter, Rick Guinness, died this week in Connecticut of complications from a bicycle-car collision — he was on the bicycle. He loved his time in Cambridge, the good health he had here and the wonders of “the Cambridge diet.”

Friday’s not just any Walk/Ride Day — it’s the City Dance Party

Cambridge encourages its residents to walk or ride their bicycles on the last Friday of every month — Walk/Ride Day. This month it’s an all-day celebration culminating in the annual City Dance Party.

At final meeting before summer, emotional school officials specialize in shortcuts

Emotion from the death of a student and fatigue from the aftermath had school officials delaying debate and votes and taking a less than hard line on issues of accountability.

Mayor questions putting up towers in Kendall ‘literally about to run out of space’

There was an urgent tone to Wednesday’s meeting on the future of Kendall Square, but the build-tall solution seen by the city’s consultant drew pushback from a city councillor for the first time since work began a year ago.

Councillors put ‘the rules’ back in their rule

The majority of councillors seem a superstitious lot, prone to thinking the camera steals one’s soul, and the mayor is determined to run services with a fundamentalist fervor for the explicit word of the tribe’s bible, namely Robert’s Rules of Order.

Fight over Amigos School admissions just ‘tip of the iceberg’

Tuesday’s bitter, three-hour School Committee battle affecting a handful of parents and children is “just the tip of the iceberg,” a member warns.