No matter how long you or your family has lived in Cambridge, we were all new once, and Cambridge has the ability and the obligation to care for longtime lower-income residents as well as those seeking to move here.
As the Monday deadline to submit municipal election nomination signatures passed, Election Commission staff determined that the Nov. 2 ballot will hold 19 council candidates competing for nine seats and nine School Committee candidates vying for six seats.
What can be done about recent youth violence in Cambridge? It is important that we discuss specific responses that can immediately begin to address the economic disenfranchisement and the social disconnect of many 17- to 30-year-olds.
Public meetings this week look at municipal campaign finance reform proposals, how to spend $65 million in pandemic recovery funds, a citizen proposal for an unarmed public safety response team and the relocation of an Eversource gas eyesore in Kendall Square.
The argument for a name change in this day and age far outweighs the argument of those who would avoid it. Over time names change, and often for good reason. This will prove to be a fine example of such evolution.
There’s widespread agreement here in the Agassiz neighborhood that we should review its name, but why should our neighborhood and school be identified the same – after Maria Baldwin – and become the only neighborhood to have only a school’s name?
People running for Cambridge public office must file between 50 and 100 signatures of registered voters to appear on the November ballot. Halfway through the nomination period, a dozen have: seven for City Council and five for School Committee.
School Committee member Manikka Bowman has decided not to run for reelection. In an essay published Monday in the Cambridge Chronicle, she said she was “choosing to center the needs of myself and my family instead of seeking another term in office.”