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The counting of four provisional and three overseas ballots widened the vote gap between Minka vanBeuzekom and Nadeem Mazen, the challenger likely to be taking her City Council seat in January.
A world where a candidate for public office didn’t need to hold fundraisers and court donators? Where ideas mattered more than money? For some candidates this year, including some winning ones, that world didn’t seem so far off.
Despite 11 hours spent poring over 2,386 auxiliary ballots from throughout the city, election officials said the candidates making up the City Council and School Committee for the next two years didn’t change in Wednesday’s unofficial election results.
It was a moderately good night for council challengers, as Tuesday’s unofficial election results saw four elected to Cambridge’s nine-seat City Council and two to the six-seat School Committee. But longtime councillor Ken Reeves may have lost a 24-year seat.
Cambridge’s 34 candidates for City Council and School Committee go into Tuesday’s elections with the largest number of voters in more than a decade.
We’re fortunate that we get to rank our candidates for City Council and School Committee rather than cast a zero-sum ballot. But this game is to identify the single-most indispensable challenger and incumbent for each elected body.
Despite it being the night of a Red Sox World Series game and at least the ninth candidates forum of the election season, about 50 parent voters came Wednesday to the the city’s high school for a final glimpse at their School Committee options Nov. 5.
Frustratingly persistent problems remain for the city and its schools, but there’s a fundamental difference between the situations of the City Council and School Committee — one that matters a lot as Election Day nears.
Born and raised in London, Osborne moved to New York City with his family when he was 10, then attended Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., before joining the first Teach for America corps as a teacher in Los Angeles in 1990. Four years later he moved to Cambridge to teach at Buckingham Browne & Nichols [...]
A Chicago native and later a resident of Stamford, Conn. – where Title IX legislation made her the first girl on the school’s cross-country team – Nolan went to Harvard and “fell in love with Cambridge.” She went on to the Yale School of Management and did corporate consulting at McKinsey until her school loans were paid [...]