Shovels are in the ground at a library park paid for by the East Cambridge Open Space Trust in not just money, but through the thousands of hours worked by unpaid volunteers in endless meetings, emailing, record keeping, pleading and persisting. These local heroes cannot be thanked enough.
People may be nervous about living in a communal setting under coronavirus, but these days assisted living is a highly controlled environment with strict safety, sanitizing, screening and testing protocols in place to keep residents, staff and visitors safe. A worse impact of Covid is loneliness.
Any resident could reasonably wonder why the council is being asked to set aside nearly a half-million dollars in additional funds for a 13-person law department already budgeted for around $3 million. The city’s bad judgment means some of the money is going to frivolous purposes.