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Arranged marriages, child bride tradition changing too slowly around the world

Arranged marriages, child bride tradition changing too slowly around the world

Throughout the world, 14 million girls are married by force before they turn 18. Abolishing this practice will not happen overnight, but minds are evolving, even in the communities most affected.

To reform MBTA, stop its outsourcing, stop charging when service is canceled

To reform MBTA, stop its outsourcing, stop charging when service is canceled

The weather and MBTA chief Beverly Scott’s honesty have revealed the agency’s corruption and dysfunction.

Rep. Livingstone sets March 5 office hour

State Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Democrat in the 8th Suffolk District, visits Cambridge constituents from 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 5.

Rep. Rogers sets March 21 office hour

Rep. Rogers sets March 21 office hour

State Rep. Dave Rogers will meet constituents from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 21 at Verna’s Coffee & Donut Shop in North Cambridge.

‘Special regular’ meeting Friday morning highlights council’s struggle against time

‘Special regular’ meeting Friday morning highlights council’s struggle against time

One city councillor wants the city’s 40-plus boards and commissions to clarify yearly goals and initiatives … but exempts the council itself. That seems not very self-aware.

Rep. Hecht invites constituent questions at Tuesday office hours: Feb. 24, March 3

Rep. Hecht invites constituent questions at Tuesday office hours: Feb. 24, March 3

State Rep. Jon Hecht plans open office hours from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in Huron Village and March 3 in North Cambridge.

Alliance leader aims for City Council seat, says she’ll run without developers’ dollars

Alliance leader aims for City Council seat, says she’ll run without developers’ dollars

Jan Devereux of the Fresh Pond Residents Alliance said in a Monday announcement she is running for office, after never thinking she’d “see the word ‘politician’ next to my name.”

Radicalized by problems before board, lawyer says she’ll run for City Council

Radicalized by problems before board, lawyer says she’ll run for City Council

Formal nomination papers aren’t filed with the Election Commission until the end of July, but lawyer Kim Courtney has announced that she is running and put up an extensive website explaining her platform.

State Rep. Rogers sets Feb. 21 office hour

State Rep. Dave Rogers will meet constituents from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at Verna’s Coffee & Donut Shop in North Cambridge.

Don’t be in such a rush to give up council checks, balances to power of city manager

Don’t be in such a rush to give up council checks, balances to power of city manager

Two of our longest-serving city councillors – Mayor David Maher and state Rep. Tim Toomey – argued in favor of being a rubber stamp to the city manager on his power to appoint, against their own oversight powers and city law.

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