The nightclub Monroe faces a seven-day suspension and the loss of two crucial nightlife hours – from midnight to 2 a.m. – as a result of License Commission sanctions for recent incidents that have drawn police. Owner Solmon Chowdhury has five days to appeal.
Given all the violence and unrest, it seems relevant to dial back to earlier times in the black struggle in America – back to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the man who started it all, if by proximity alone: the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.
The rowdy Monroe nightclub in Central Square could be forced to close earlier and let in fewer people after a series of recent violent incidents landed its managers before the License Commission on Tuesday. The ruling could come as soon as next week.
While it is clearly frustrating when some in our community continue to judge the Cambridge Police Department for the actions of police officers in other jurisdictions, we understand this reality.
Cambridge police made a bad decision to bring a heavy-duty armored vehicle to a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally Sunday.
In the wake of the horrible violence that has occurred in our country over the past several days, many have emailed city officials asking what the Cambridge Police Department is doing to ensure similar events don’t occur here. There are several things.
The shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are horrifying to the black community – horrifying, but unfortunately not surprising. There are a couple of critical things that need to happen to end this ongoing violence.
There was comfort Monday for Italian-Americans upset over losing Columbus Day in Cambridge as a result of June 6 order replacing it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The celebration of other immigrant experiences will wait for a future policy orders, councillors said.
In response to the city’s decision to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day and asking: How about the Italian-American experience in American history?
Indigenous Peoples Day has replaced Columbus Day in Cambridge, a decision made unanimously Monday by the City Council. Left to be decided is what fills the void for Italian-Americans who came to see Columbus Day as an appreciation of the immigrant experience.