Cambridge health officials want to get more kids tested for lead, but have no authority to enforce a state law that mandates testing for all children under 4. Still, state officials are making an effort to raise testing levels statewide, and Cambridge is joining in.
Despite excelling in lead levels, safe water, Cambridge has gaps in testing its youngest (corrected)
Cambridge can claim some enviable statistics when it comes to lead contamination in water and lead levels in children’s blood, but the city has a disturbing gap: Around 20 percent of children under the age of 4 are not being tested at all for the metal.
A district dress code policy was passed Tuesday by the School Committee, affirming language from a student-led process and without a controversial sentence added over the summer by an adult committee member.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is giving $450,000 to one community program and free space to another inside a health clinic on Windsor Street near two public housing developments.
NorthAmericana Festival; Curious George’s 75th Birthday Bash; “Politics and Red Tape: Stories of Jumping Through Hoops”; free “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” screening; and 13th Annual Revels RiverSing.
A districtwide student dress code made its third appearance in as many meetings on Tuesday’s School Committee meeting agenda, and again remained unresolved at the end of the night.
A Black Lives Matter rally planned for Thursday will focus not just on violence to people of color nationwide, but on the gentrification of Cambridge and stubborn achievement gap in city schools.
There are two days left in the iCan Bike Program, which teaches people with disabilities how to ride bikes – a particularly good skill to have in bike-crazy Cambridge and Somerville.
The student dress code for Cambridge Public Schools ran into new conflict as the School Committee held its summer meeting Tuesday, thinking the second reading of revisions on the code would be the final.
Rangoli sand art exhibit; OpenAir Circus and “Little Shop of Horrors”; Fresh Pond Monarch Butterfly Release Parade; “What Is Punk?” story time and singalong; and Harvard Summer Chamber Orchestra’s performances of Mozart, Copland and Sibelius.