Since Mayor E. Denise Simmons took office last year, 768 megabytes of email in 6,162 items was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, but nobody was reading it. It just collected unread.
Officials at the city’s public housing agency say they’re worried that President Donald Trump’s policies on immigrants could affect foreign-born residents – whether undocumented or here legally – who live in public housing or hold Section 8 rent certificates.
Some tourists flowing through this signature square in the “the People’s Republic of Cambridge” joined the rally, and some seemed amused by it – but others were put out. “It looks like we’ve got some liberals here,” one woman said to her daughter.
A “Not-My-President’s Day” Vigil is planned for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at The Pit in Harvard Square by a group called Cambridge Area Stronger Together.
First-term state Rep. Mike Connolly has been appointed to serve on the Legislature’s committee overseeing housing, crucial for the communities his densely settled communities – both pressured to grow and wondering how to maintain economic diversity.
A cut in Pepfar funding would leave millions of HIV-positive people without the treatment they need to survive. It would also be a devastating setback for communities across the world who continue to be affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The event wasn’t held last year because of a reorganization of the branch, but as part of new leadership in place for more than a year, former mayor Ken Reeves said returning to the tradition was a priority.
The City Council has a rule allowing roundtables should be televised, city councillor Nadeem Mazen noted during a budget talk with the School Committee, which has no such rule. “Is there any reason why we think that citizens don’t want to see this meeting?”
The group will make recommendations to City Manager Louis A. DePasquale for approval and the award of grant agreements with nonprofit organizations for the provision of community benefits.
Reports of immigration raids swirled nationally over the weekend, even in the sanctuary cities of Cambridge and Somerville, but no undocumented immigrants were taken locally. The scare had officials urging immigrants and allies to make contact and take action.