A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 110,402 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From the first promises of newly reelected officials to the extinguishing of a massive fire, here’s a run-down.
Cambridge’s response to a recent rash of hate speech has drawn praise from the New England branch of the Anti-Defamation League, especially as incidents proliferate at schools – at least one of which has followed a less open approach.
Since reports of three swastikas and “hateful language” found at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, two more examples of hate speech have turned up Thursday – this time both found in girls’ bathrooms.
Swastikas and “hateful language” have been found in three boys bathrooms at the high school over the past two days, district officials say. A similar incident took place last month at the Vassal Lane Upper School.
We, as a district, are not serious about closing the achievement gap. Teachers are serious, the staff are serious, every one of our officials, administrators, faculty and staff is serious – but our systemic actions are not serious.
The city will lose approximately $14 million in direct costs out of it $575 million budget if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a threat to strip sanctuary cities of federal funds, but conversation Monday was of bolstering commitments despite the cost.
We on the coasts scratch our head why Donald Trump won the presidency, slow to realize the cold sting of disenfranchisement as a powerful motivator. Here are seven films that delve into the psyche of the dislocated white male.
Last week, those of us worried about Trump’s election were told “Don’t worry; Trump didn’t mean all those racist things he said while campaigning!” Now it’s “Don’t worry; Trump won’t listen to the white nationalist whom he named White House chief strategist!”
Reports of post-election hate crimes are proliferating, but police have received only one formal complaint. In it, an elderly woman said she was hit by masked men invoking the name of Trump, while two other incidents involved people of color being accosted.
People interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission are asked to send letters of interest, a résumé and list of applicable experience by mail, fax or email by Dec. 2.