Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole finalist presented to the city last month to become police commissioner, was announced Thursday as the choice of city manager Louis A. DePasquale.
If we’re going to meet the goal of ensuring that all Cambridge children have access to affordable preschool, the council and School Committee must work with a sense of urgency. A deadline will force answers, sooner rather than later, on policy, financing and logistics.
The fate of an MIT dorm has changed again, in apparent administration retaliation against student and alumni attempts to prevent an earlier announced change.
Although she’s only 19, Nadya Okamoto said, she’s prepared and qualified to run for City Council, exemplifying “a new generation of rising millennials and Gen Z who are passionate about taking action and passionate about things at the grassroots level.”
The high school’s athletic director acknowledged a “systems breakdown” leading to unequal experiences for some male and female student athletes, but said the school was taking steps to correct the unintentional – and unknown – legal violations.
With several thousand new housing units due in the Alewife, NorthPoint and Kendall Square neighborhoods, School Committee members noted that if even 10 percent of those units have one child, that’s easily two schools’ worth of students.
Branville G. Bard Jr., the sole remaining finalist for police commissioner, introduced himself to the city Tuesday night at a small forum at the public library, saying Cambridge’s progressive policing was “not going to change under my leadership.”
As much as Senior House students should get the hearing they deserve and the outcome they want – for their dorm to be allowed to exist as the same eclectic, supportive, artistic community it has for decades – there’s a strong indication they will not get justice.
The Senior House dorm known to generations of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students is being transformed by administrators – and some would describe those changes as gentrification and whitewashing.
“As You Like It!” performed by Youthquake Theatre; Dancing in the Streets; 10th Annual Make Music Harvard Square/Fete de la Musique; Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s world premiere of “The Little Match Girl”; and Feminist Fiber Art Fairy Festival.