You may be tempted to avoid Central Square and stick to the more sterile Harvard or Kendall squares. But it is the eyes and hearts of a multitude who help prevent crime and keep a place feeling like a community.
A delegation of youth from the United States observed Cuba’s November municipal elections, seeing an electoral system with more participation by voters and no domination by big-money donors or super PACs.
Going into Thanksgiving, I am thinking about Cambridge’s identity and its role with the homeless. We cannot solve the world’s problems – but is it really a black mark that we are known as a compassionate city?
A “Pit-A-Palooza” event this weekend is supposed to honor the people organizers call “Pit Rats,” but I just can’t attend an event run by people that have helped kill everything that made Cambridge special.