We’re seeing more reckless development in East Cambridge in which high quality and permanence don’t seem to matter any longer and climate problems and income disparity are exacerbated. A conservation district can be a step in the right direction in counteracting the incessant destruction.
As members of the MIT community, we are especially disappointed that our administration is acting to weaken policies to address the climate crisis – and want the City Council to know that this is not reflective of the interests or the opinions of the entire community here, whose faculty and students broadly support institutional action.
The “we need to fund mental health” narrative that follows mass shootings is an empty promise and an utter lie. Both political parties are to blame – but how can anti-government Republicans who cut needed supports for people with disabilities then suddenly say, “Oh, yeah, we need to fund mental health services”?