Cambridge Health Alliance will reduce hours at its urgent care clinic in Somerville when it reopens after a water main break that forced the closing of the entire CHA Somerville Campus on Sept. 28. The clinic at the former hospital will lop one hour off weekdays and more on weekends.
The immediate issue facing the City Council concerns creating a new first response to some calls for help that go to the 911 dispatch system. We hope the city will move forward to do so. But the first response is just that. We must build up the resources and systems available after that first response.