Community input is a vital component of the decision-making process in Cambridge, and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking volunteers to serve on his new City Manager’s Advisory Committee.
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.
BCMFest of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic music; Glowberon with Johnny Blazes and Brian King; Art exhibits and receptions for “Death & Technicolor” and “M/othering”; Laughing Liberally; and the “Tickets, Please” Mass Mouth Story Slam.
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.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, a Democrat in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District, has been appointed to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. The committee is responsible for all of the federal government’s spending priorities.
With allegations Tuesday that Trump was a presidential candidate compromised by an embarrassing, urine-related sex scandal in Russia, the Twitterverse went into overtime with some sharp-edged hashtaggery.
With the agonizing, years-long crawl toward changes in Central Square as background, it was a balm to hear city councillors talk about how quickly they might get cigarette butt receptacles placed where smokers tend to drop them most, including Longfellow Park.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin administered the oath to Koutoujian, who is just the 30th man to serve as Middlesex Sheriff in the office’s 325-year history.
State Rep. Dave Rogers, a Democrat in the 24th Middlesex District, plans four office hours in January, including one in Cambridge
Let this be the year that we end forever the official resistance to the televising of “roundtable” meetings – maybe in November, when we vote on who gets to be a city councillor and School Committee member for the 2018-19 term.