Pat Arcand was honored Jan. 6 as part of the Heroes Among Us program, which recognizes people who have made exceptional, lasting contributions to their communities.
For the first time, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge joins the Regent Theatre in Arlington and Studio Cinema in Belmont for screenings as part of the annual Family Film Festival put on by Belmont World Film and the toy store Henry Bear’s Park.
CRLS staff is moving ahead on a plan to “detrack” English Language Arts classes for all first-year students. Gone will be the split between honors and the more basic “college prep” courses, giving more students a path to higher academic achievement.
This year’s Faculty Innovation Grant awardees have been announced by the nonprofit Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
The School Committee spent 1.5 hours at its first meeting of the year on two topics: whether to provide child care at a budget hearing, and whether to collect data on extracurriculars at the high school. Student committee members volunteered help with each.
A new candidate for City Council has emerged in Alanna Mallon, founder of the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program, a program director at the Food for Free nonprofit and former education liaison for the last mayoral term of councillor David Maher.
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.
Adding solar panels to the Main Library, flashing lights for crosswalks and real-time bus tracking displays led the city’s third annual Participatory Budget process, in which 4,730 residents age 12 and older voted on how to spend $700,000 of the city’s budget.
An unusual request by four families to not have their children sent back to preschool after 10 weeks of successful junior kindergarten classes highlights the district’s ongoing tensions over age-tested access to the program.