Residents of Cambridge’s Ward 8 (roughly the area north and west of Harvard Square) are invited to attend a virtual caucus at 11 a.m. March 6 to elect delegates and alternates to the Democratic State Convention scheduled for June 3-4. Elected delegates and alternates may attend the Worcester convention in person or participate remotely.
The YWCA Cambridge is searching for a new executive director, the organization’s board of directors said this week. Cassandra Ling, who has served as board chair, will serve as interim executive director during the search. Her predecessor, Tania Del Rio, resigned last month to run for state Sen. Lydia Edwards’ former seat on the Boston City Council.
The new City Council term is bringing some shifts in committee assignments, while the Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeal similarly prepared last week for the coming year of work. One body of appointed officials stayed the course; the other made big changes in leadership.
Public meetings this week look at swearing-in the new City Council and School Committee; ending single-family zoning, building an 100 percent affordable-housing mixed-use project on New Street; tearing down the Garage mall; replacing a Harvard Street apartment building destroyed by a 2020 fire; and more.
After years of effort, a campaign finance reform order has passed the City Council. The latest version of the law had been in the works for 14 months, and city councillor Dennis Carlone noted he’d been part of two earlier attempts that he said “died by pieces” since he joined the council in 2013.