Somerville appointed official draws attention after tweeting from insurrection at U.S. Capitol (updated)
A Somerville appointed official who boasted on social media of taking part in Wednesday’s attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol is now under political fire, with two members of the Somerville City Council saying Saturday that they had already taken up the issue with Mayor Joe Curtatone and city staff.
Applications are being accepted for the 2021 City of Cambridge Scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and Cambridge residents pursuing postsecondary education.
Applications can be filed as soon as Jan. 11 for the next round of funding in the Covid-19 Housing Stabilization Program, which provides up to six months of financial help to Cambridge residents experiencing housing instability due to the economic impact of the pandemic.
The state Legislature has passed “Laura’s Law” to require every hospital emergency department to have entrances that are monitored, clearly marked and easily accessible. The law was inspired by Laura Levis, 34, who died of an asthma attack just steps from an emergency-room door in 2016.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts has added Omari Jahi Aarons of Cambridge to a two-year term on its board of directors.
The City Manager’s Task Force to Examine the Future of Public Safety in Cambridge was appointed Thursday by City Manager Louis A. DePasquale.
Preliminary crime numbers for the past year became available Monday, showing an overall increase in incidents of 8 percent over 2019, with violent crimes down but property crimes up – tempered by the fact that 2019 saw the lowest rate of crime in the city in more than 60 years.