Combined, proposals by councillors David Maher and Tim Toomey would scrap two of the remaining 13 council meetings and turn four into roundtables. That makes it more important to pay attention to what happens in the meeting time that remains.
State law forced tweaks Tuesday to the School Committee’s proposed process for selecting a new school superintendent, but a hire should still be announced well before fall elections, with a target date of Oct. 22.
A city Ramadan celebration arrives Wednesday, with city councillor Nadeem Mazen – co-hosting with Mayor David Maher – calling it “an opportunity for the large number of Cambridge Muslims to feel really included in a cultural and civic moment.”
An explosive encounter with upper school principals last week had School Committee members expressing an interest Tuesday in wresting back more control from the administration on how they run their meetings.
Citizens Bank was rejected roundly Monday by the City Council in its bid for more branding at its Harvard Square location, and councillors had a number of reasons.
Teachers renew efforts against PARCC test as bar to ‘real work’; student has other way to reduce stress
Teachers came to the School Committee meeting on National Teachers’ Day to speak up, present petitions and ask for support in changing the climate in the classrooms that takes “us away from the real work of teaching and learning.”
The Cambridge Police Department held a ceremony Monday for Joseph L. Wilson III, who joined the department in 1987 and has served in a variety of patrol operations roles.
A $163.9 million budget for the next school year was approved unanimously by School Committee vote Tuesday. It’s about $7.3 million more than the current budget, with $1.2 million for new initiatives.
With Cambridge’s two-year terms, all six School Committee positions – along with the mayor, who leads the committee – will be up for reelection this November, but the plan has the new superintendent chosen by October.
There were moments of palpable frustration at a special meeting on the budget Wednesday from some School Committee members, teachers and the public, particularly about the district’s burgeoning social and emotional issues.