The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other local universities have begun conducting Covid-19 tests on a vast scale as their students return to campus. Three people tested positive on Wednesday, but the MIT tests and positives are so far not counted in totals gathered from outside the school.
Police have provided data on traffic violations by race to the city’s Police Review & Advisory Board, with neither body providing any insight as to why. The significance is also impossible to determine, because of missing figures and because no statistics exist on bike ridership by race in Cambridge.
The Legislature needs to ensure that safeguards and protections are made a part of the law and practice of law enforcement. A uniform code for police body-worn cameras, uniform standards in use of force and a law against the use of facial recognition technology are ways to start.
No motor vehicle travel will be permitted from Cambridge into Boston on the Longfellow Bridge during work beginning at 9 p.m. June 11 until 5 a.m. June 12.
Cambridge police sent 26 officers to Boston on Sunday after a protest grew violent, with Boston officers gassing and attacking citizens – but apparently not the visiting Cambridge officers, who are prohibited also from using chokeholds and using tear gas as other departments might.