Back in the late 1960s, one of the ways my father and I bonded was to bike around suburban Florida and sometimes peek inside the houses under construction. Ahmaud Arbery, the young black man recently shot dead while jogging in a Georgia, seems to have been doing exactly the same thing.
In lockdown, one of the city’s largest open spaces remains hiding in plain sight and kept off-limits
Today, with the Covid-19 pandemic having confined most of us to our homes for the past seven weeks and counting, the frustration felt by Cambridge residents over access to public open space may never have been greater. We should open the public golf course immediately for walking and jogging.
Whether you have school-age children, plan to start a family in the future or care about how a quarter-billion of our local tax dollars will be spent, I hope you are paying close attention to debate over the design of a new Tobin Montessori-Vassal Lane Upper School and Callanan Park.
Our global plastic crisis has reached a scale that makes it nearly impossible to imagine that our individual actions can have a meaningful impact. That’s why we are all in this together, and history will be made by individuals inspiring others to take action and to make change when change is hard.