Two weeks before the deadline for Massachusetts nursing homes to have all employees fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the staff vaccination rate at one city facility shot up to 99 percent from 77 percent. Meanwhile, Cambridge doesn’t appear closer to requiring vaccination for its employees.
A sweeping, statewide change in political mapping could remove state Rep. Jay Livingstone entirely from Cambridge politics, giving him an all-Boston district while carving up the Cambridge part of his current 8th Suffolk District among state Rep. Mike Connolly and two newcomers.
The overhead catenary wires that power the 71 and 73 bus routes in North Cambridge are expected to be gone by 2024, made obsolete by battery-electric buses that rely on charging depots. The plans have come under scrutiny by transit activists who see higher environmental priorities elsewhere.