Attend meetings on school budgeting, cemetery space, racial bias and more
School Committee seeks input on budget priorities …
School Committee Budget Subcommittee, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Committee members invite the input of educators and the community on fiscal year 2020 School Department budget priorities.
The committee meets in the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.
… and looks at whether students are treated equally
School Committee roundtable, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Committee members will dig into the topic of education equity and access.
The committee meets in the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge
Zoning on ‘in-law apartments,’ flat roofs get review
Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Agenda items include looks at zoning petitions about accessory apartments (sometimes called “in‐law apartments” because they might be used by relatives of the homeowners, but could be rented to others as well) and as discouragement for flat roofs, because slanted roofs will better handle coming onslaughts of rain and snow (and could add a bit of square footage to properties). Also getting a look: a zoning amendment that could give East Cambridge another recreational marijuana shop.
The board meets on the second floor of the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.
How much room is left at Mount Auburn Cemetery?
Lunch Lecture Series: “A Modern Vision for a Historic Cemetery” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St., West Cambridge. Free, with coffee and tea provided. Cemetery officials will answer how much longer Mount Auburn will be able to sell burial space.
The event will be held at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn St., West Cambridge.
Community blood drive honors MLK holiday
Cambridge Community Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mayor Marc McGovern is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross and Central Square YMCA. Donors will get a $5 Dunkin gift card. (To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “city hall.”)
The drive will be held at the YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.
Celebration looks toward end of Envision Cambridge
Envision Cambridge Showcase, 6 p.m. Thursday. A celebration of the completion of the Envision Cambridge citywide planning process – well, of the initial part, leading up to discussion of the processes’ findings – includes a speaking program, refreshments and a gallery exhibit detailing the planning process. Plan recommendations and how they will serve as a roadmap for the future will be explained.
The showcase will be held at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.
Cambridge Digs Deep looks at racism and bias
Cambridge Digs Deep session on “Intent vs. Impact: Exploring Microaggression and Rules for Change,” noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. A citywide conversation about race, diversity and equity initiated by McGovern and city councillor Sumbul Siddiqui continues, led by Darnisa Amante of the Disruptive Equity Education Project – this time on issues of micro- and macroaggressions, deconstructing issues of racism and bias. Food and child care will be provided.
The session will be held in the main cafeteria of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.