Cantabrigians, like their counterparts throughout the nation, expressed ambivalence to the workers in their midst in the wake of Chicago’s violent Haymarket Affair and the trial of the so-called “Chicago Eight.” Over the next three decades, workers tried to ease tensions while advocating for better conditions.
A community walk through The Port neighborhood to learn about Cambridge’s black and brown history is the sole in-person event planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the second to be celebrated during the pandemic. But there is more going on through Thursday, and all the events are free.
Cambridge reached a milestone of sorts on Thursday: The city has now recorded more than 10,000 cases of Covid-19 among its residents since early March 2020. The Cambridge Public Health Department reported 220 new infections on Thursday – another daily record – to bring the total to 10,141 cases.
The Commonwealth restaurant is among restaurants reeling from pressures of the pandemic, and the Kendall Square Association is trying to help. One way to help local eateries is to celebrate New Year’s by stopping in for a meal or getting a meal to-go. There are plenty of options.