The prized Weekend Backpack program, which sends home free meals for 475 students and siblings every Friday, got an unpleasant surprise Tuesday when Gov. Charlie Baker proposed eliminating state funding for the program.
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.
The local YWCA is suspending all programming at its Marshfield branch in favor of expanding the summer day camp that benefits some 800 Cambridge kids a year.
In just her second feature film, “The Edge of Seventeen,” director and writer Kelly Fremon Craig has made one of the greatest coming-of-age films of the past 20 years. We asked her how she did it.
“To Boldly Go: Symphony Meets Space”; Coach Fest; International Games Day; the “Voices Against Injustice” poetry reading; a ton of art in Somerville; your choice of free classical or jazz concerts; and much more.
It’s 357 days until the municipal elections, and the field has just begun to shape up. As of Tuesday, the city has its first challenger candidate for City Council in Samuel Gebru, who has turned his 25th birthday party Nov. 30 into a fundraiser for his campaign.
Rumors that honors-level classes are disappearing from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School are wrong, and administrators are simply exploring ways to improve ninth-grade English and world history classes.
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.