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Worried about police? Safeguards failed for Cambridge force when last needed

Worried about police? Safeguards failed for Cambridge force when last needed

The police commissioner’s assurances of checks and balances on officer actions cann’t be accepted at face value – not if recent history is any gauge.

Report on city health includes surprises on diversity, tooth decay, even STD rates

Report on city health includes surprises on diversity, tooth decay, even STD rates

A new city assessment of community health goes beyond the obvious to shine a spotlight on poverty, disease, inequity and racial differences.

Human Rights Commission application deadline for volunteers is set at July 18

People interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission are asked to send letters of interest, a résumé and list of applicable experience.

Seven-day consultant promises results on school achievement gap, ed school flaws

Seven-day consultant promises results on school achievement gap, ed school flaws

A $140,000 education consultant is promising that his system will show how to correct teacher-education program flaws and even lessen the district’s achievement gap.

Citizen Committee on Civic Unity application deadline is May 30

Residents and interested members of the community are invited to request a formal role in a new Citizen Committee on Civic Unity.

Lack of witnesses confirming hate speech loses discrimination lawsuit against city

Lack of witnesses confirming hate speech loses discrimination lawsuit against city

After four days of trial and four days of deliberation, a jury found in favor of the city on several claims in Gloria Law v. City of Cambridge.

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

Keeping Cambridge peaceful, safe doesn’t require police force to be more militarized

There is a nationwide trend toward militarizing police forces, and Cambridge shouldn’t be part of it. City councillors such as Nadeem Mazen and Craig Kelley are right to push back.

Is it the school or the poverty? Committee argues achievement gap, controlled choice

Is it the school or the poverty? Committee argues achievement gap, controlled choice

Student achievement and school performance were prominent at Tuesday’s meeting of the School Committee, but the interpretation of a controlled-choice policy raised many questions.

Cambridge Human Rights Commission seeks members; residents apply by Feb. 7

Residents interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission should send letters of interest, a résumé and applicable experience by Feb. 7.

Report on poverty in Cambridge stuns, spurs talk of resetting council priorities

Report on poverty in Cambridge stuns, spurs talk of resetting council priorities

A report on local poverty stunned city councillors, showing a city where single mothers scrape by on $22,383 incomes and black and hispanic poverty soars above that for whites and Asians.

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