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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.
The word “transformative” popped up frequently at the recent community reception for Damon Smith, new principal at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A special meeting of the City Council remains scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today, with no agenda for the public or even answers for the councillors themselves — as of Monday — as to what it concerns.
We know what the City Council did Monday, but it’s not clear its members know why they did it.