Sunday, May 26, 2024

How’s the local music scene going – or where – is the topic of a Thursday meeting led by Anngelle Wood and Boston Emissions, backer of the annual Rock & Roll Rumble. (Photo: Anngelle Wood via Facebook)

School district budgeters seek input (Part I)

School Committee Budget Subcommittee, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. This subcommittee made up of the whole committee (including sixth member David Weinstein, appointed to replace Emily Dexter after she opted out of serving her third term) begins its budget work in earnest, inviting input from the public and staff on spending on fiscal year 2020-21 school department budget priorities. It also meets Saturday. An overview of the budget process is here.

The committee meets in the Media Cafe at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.

Educators seek fast action on race

School Committee, 6 p.m. Tuesday. The biggest conversation this week is likely to be about race. With an aim to “prioritize racial equity and antiracist work throughout this term,” new members Rachel Weinstein and Ayesha Wilson have a motion to act quickly on a dozen points called for the Building Equity Bridges group, including for a committee retreat with administrators and BEB leadership to be held by March 31 to coordinate work. Also, vice chair Manikka Bowman has a motion to streamline subcommittees “to be more focused and effective in meeting the needs of families, students and the public”; she’s moving to combine those on communications and community relations and dissolve a civic unity subcommittee and an Ad-hoc Subcommittee on Attendance Violation Policy. Televised.

The committee meets in the Dr. Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.

Recreational marijuana shops proposed

Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Adult-use cannabis is on the agenda, with Advesa arriving to pitch setting up shop at 966 Cambridge St., Wellington-Harrington (too near the King Open School for some people’s comfort) and Revolutionary Clinics amending its special permit to add fun pot to its sales floor alongside the medicinal stuff at 541 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. It was just Thursday that Revolutionary Clinics – which already sells in Alewife – got its state approval to open for medicinal sales in Central Square, according to a company email. Televised.

The board meets on the second floor of the City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.


Tree protection laws get a look

Health & Environment Committee, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. This committee run by councillor Quinton Zondervan will talk about recommendations from the Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force and outline potential amendments to the city’s tree protection ordinance. Televised.

The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

Surveillance ordinance report reviewed

Public Safety Committee, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. This committee run by city councillor Quinton Zondervan meets to talk about the annual surveillance report submitted by city staff to the council Dec. 9. Televised.

The committee meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.


Familiar tune: Worrying about music scene 

“Reigniting Boston Music” conversation, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Anngelle Wood of Boston Emissions and others – including the leadership of Once Somerville, Edrie of the band Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys – meet to assess the state of live music in Boston. The two-hour talk is free, but a paid show follows from the bands The Shirts and Shoes, War on Alexandria and Lay Low Moon. 

The event takes place at The Jungle, 6 Sanborn Court, Union Square, Somerville.


School district budgeters seek input (Part II)

School Committee Budget Subcommittee, 10 a.m. Saturday. This subcommittee continues to invite input from the public and staff on spending on fiscal year 2020-21 school department budget priorities. An overview of the budget process is here.

The committee meets at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.


U.S. Senate candidates gather

Cambridge Democratic City Committee meeting, 6 p.m. Sunday. The Cambridge Democrats were to host all three Democratic U.S. Senate candidates – incumbent U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy – for their first ever combined event. With Liss-Riordan bowing out Friday, that leaves a one-on-one discussion at which the candidates will share their visions for Massachusetts and the nation and take questions from the audience. (The committee plans to do a bit of other business as well, considering a resolution endorsing two committee members in Middlesex & Suffolk state committee races.)

The event is set for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s Fitzgerald Auditorium, 459 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.