Paul Mahoney, a 2015 Cambridge City Council candidate, made a payment of $1,000 to the state’s general fund to resolve campaign finance issues concerning more than $21,000 in undisclosed expenditures, according to an agreement between Mahoney and the state.
Newly elected vice mayor Marc McGovern is taking three steps to improve communication with the people of Cambridge.
Millions of guns will still be sold without a background check, despite President Barack Obama’s executive orders. That’s why we still need Congress and our state lawmakers to step up and close the loopholes that make it easy for dangerous people to get guns.
The newly sworn-in School Committee held its first meeting, spending considerable time discussing issues related to student testing, leading to motions to convene a “community discussion” in February and to reverse a vote okaying use of the PARCC test.
The new School Committee was sworn in Monday evening and, with the swift election of E. Denise Simmons as mayor at that morning’s City Council inaugural meeting, made Cambridge history in having five of its seven members being women.
A mayor and vice mayor were elected swiftly and unanimously Monday at the City Council’s morning inaugural meeting: E. Denise Simmons, entering her eighth term as councillor and second as mayor; and Marc McGovern, entering his second term as councillor.
Cambridge police groups have affirmed that they are not a part of an endorsement of Donald Trump’s run for president by a group claiming to represent regional law enforcement.
Departing vice mayor Dennis Benzan is considering a run for the state Senate seat of Anthony Petruccelli, who is leaving to join a Boston lobbying firm.
A conservative news site’s warning about city councillor Nadeem Mazen based on his religion seemed to backfire in Cambridge, as a stream of citizens stood to praise him and blast the website. Now Mazen said he is considering suing for libel.
Fans of “Star Wars” who hated the politics in the film epic’s trilogy of prequels may have to change their mind – because it may be city councillor Leland Cheung getting them in to see “The Force Awakens” when it premieres next week.