State law forced tweaks Tuesday to the School Committee’s proposed process for selecting a new school superintendent, but a hire should still be announced well before fall elections, with a target date of Oct. 22.
With two days left to turn in nomination signatures to run for City Council or the School Committee, there were another dozen candidates certified Wednesday by the Election Commission – all but four for the council.
If he really wants to improve his public servant skill set, Kelley should move a few blocks north and run for Somerville alderman. For $28,000, no benefits and no career possibility, he’ll learn how to run a city about our size for half the money.
Activist and attorney Mike Connolly declared his candidacy for City Council on Thursday – his second run for public office after opting out of a council bid two years ago and coming in second in a challenge to Tim Toomey for his 26th Middlesex District seat.
Overheard at Porter Square Books: A shaggy-haired man reproaching a book seller, saying “You only have one copy? You should have a thousand copies!”
It’s not quite hell freezing over, but city councillor Craig Kelley has hired a legislative aide, saying he sees “much more potential for me to do good things in the city if I have someone I can work closely and consistently with on the city’s issues.”
City Council candidate Minka vanBeuzekom announced today that her campaign will be managed by Nora Gay, a longtime Cambridge resident with a successful record of organizing grassroots campaigns.
A revised schedule for selecting a new school superintendent has been sketched out by the School Committee and a firm hired to run the search, with several days identified as key opportunities for community stakeholders to give input and meet with finalists.
The adoption of the Net Zero Action Plan is just the latest example of the city’s commitment to sustainability. But despite these and many other positive efforts, the fact is, we must do even more to reduce our carbon footprint and limit greenhouse gases.
Tessa Johnson and CeCe Colón celebrated this week’s Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage by creating sidewalk chalk art on newly paved Lakeview Avenue.