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The city is asking residents to hurry and nominate their “food hero” to be honored Oct. 24, the third annual nationwide celebration of Food Day. The deadline for nominations is Monday.
A bid for universal junior kindergarten in Cambridge’s public schools has led only to a realization of how little room for new students the district has – and a Tuesday vote by the School Committee to plead with the City Council to help alleviate the space crunch and make the plan happen.
Cambridge has been recognized as a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Mayor Henrietta Davis will accept the award at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cambridge Main Library just before the Cambridge Bicycle Committee’s “Sweet Ride.”
Even as the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority’s decades of work shaping Kendall Square narrow to a parcel or two, city councillors began talking Wednesday about letting it handle Central Square as well.
Mayor Henrietta Davis went to the Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., with a team Thursday to help craft a “technology inclusion” pilot program to be run through the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Members of the Cambridge Police Auxiliary were honored last month with a banquet at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
Cambridge is in the top three of four “Most Eventful Cities ” categories, according to the entertainment site Eventful — including the No. 1 spot for concertgoers.
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.
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.”
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.