As Americans, we should focus on creating this nation as a solid rock that rests on a multicultural and democratic foundation. This way, we’d recognize marginalized groups, especially our Native American brothers’ and sisters’ ongoing struggle every day, particularly on Thanksgiving.
That poor proverbial frog boiling slowly to death in gently heating water could be the new city mascot. For Cambridge, it’s not a stovetop that’s doing the damage, it’s unrestrained development, project by project, choking the life out of neighborhoods and displacing longtime residents.
The city’s Neighborhood Conservation District ordinance doesn’t recognize the essential role change has played in Cambridge’s history, which is ironic: The ordinance’s goal is to interfere with change, but change is the very thing that created the built environment the ordinance seeks to preserve.
Folks, you really need to hear this: Things are not good. The restaurant industry is in shambles, severely understaffed and doing a fraction of its typical sales. That’s why the federal government’s Restaurant Relief Fund needs to be refunded – and go to more than 30 percent of eligible businesses.