Concerns about restrictions on free speech and the First Amendment are driving Cambridge’s Alexander Sender to help organize a “Free Speech Rally” for Saturday on Boston Common. But during an interview at his home, he did not want to give examples.
The rhetoric was sharper and the bitterness and anger palpable at a rally held Monday after racist violence in Virginia – the third such rally held in Cambridge in response to the still young presidency of Donald Trump and, officials made clear, certainly not the last.
The city’s affordable housing policy over the past 20 years has been disastrous. Family and neighbors are being forced out as developers and investors enrich themselves. This is not sustainable, and drastic action is required to save our community.
City officials, reacting to the violence at a white supremacist rally held over the weekend in Virginia, plan a unity rally for Monday at City Hall; meanwhile, with white supremacists coming to Boston, Black Lives Matter Cambridge plans an action on Saturday.
Though he’s lived in Cambridge only two years, candidate Josh Burgin says a background in Florida state and county governments will allow him to serve capably on the City Council.
Cambridge police have scrapped a policy, perhaps temporarily, allowing officers to hold suspects who are undocumented immigrants past the time they should have been released solely to cooperate with a “detainer” request from immigration enforcement officers.
An attempt to see whether Cantabrigians want to explore public financing of municipal elections got shut down Monday by city councillor Leland Cheung, who found the proposal’s language “offensive.”
The immigrants coming to America now are no different than those who came three generation ago. Yet if Donald Trump had been president in 1895, “Papa” would not have been able to come to America. His Italian-American descendants wouldn’t be here as a result.
A group called Cambridge Residents for Responsible Elections has petitioned the City Council for a nonbinding citywide ballot question in November, seeking to determine if voters would support adoption of a public financing program for elections.
In this year’s field of 26 candidates running for City Council and 12 for School Committee, set as a monthlong filing period ended, the committee’s Richard Harding turned in signatures for a council run – and four-term council incumbent Leland Cheung did not.