Some 2,240 people took advantage of the first chance for early voting in Cambridge, according to Election Commission estimates as polls closed Monday. That’s out of roughly 71,370 registered voters this year.
Whether – and if so, how – the charter school cap needs to be lifted should be decided via the legislative process, not a referendum. A no vote on Question 2 will send this question back to the State House.
What kind of impact has the media had on the election? Cambridge Community Television hosts a free mini-conference Saturday on “The Media and the Election” to see if a dozen local journalists can figure it out.
The third and final debate of the presidential season – though with Donald Trump involved, it’s less presidential than some – is Wednesday, and a few Cambridge and Somerville institutions have stepped up to watch some federal institutions decline.
The furor over developers giving money to city officials’ election campaigns – and whether tricks are used to give more than is legally allowed – got an offseason exhibit Monday, although state officials acknowledge bad record-keeping played a role in the case.
The combination of election season and Halloween season is best viewed – with a plastic smock to keep the blood off – at ImprovBoston. In addition to the 14th GoreFest, there are three more special shows campaigning for attention this fall.
The second presidential debate arrives Sunday with some not-very-juicy disclosures about Hillary Clinton’s corporate speeches and the sleaziest of revelations about Donald Trump’s guy talk. Some local bars and breweries are opening their doors for raucous watch parties.
The City Council has selected Louis A. DePasquale unanimously to be the next city manager. The vote came at 6:55 p.m. today at a special meeting, after nearly 90 minutes of speeches.
In further evidence the job of city manager was always Louis A. DePasquale’s to lose, one of his two competitors dropped out Wednesday. So Cambridge can expect more of the same in leadership, and that’s generally a good thing – generally.
One of three candidates for city manager has dropped out ahead of the City Council’s official vote Thursday, saying he decided the job was not right for him “professionally and personally.”