Public meetings this week look at LGBTQ+ issues, Alewife zoning and development, the use of federal Covid recovery funds, the budget for the next fiscal year, a school district sexual misconduct policy, implementing a 988 crisis line and some food, drink and event issues – including a new bubble tea business for Harvard Square.
The harassment of trans and other LGBTQIA+ students in the district has increased dramatically this school year. An incident reporting system called Speakfully was to launch Monday to better capture the extent of the problem, along with complaints about other kinds of sexual harassment.
The revived ManRay nightclub in Central Square is being held up by red tape from city inspectors, an insider told the audience at “Central to It All: A Look at Central Square, the Nightclub ManRay and 20 Years of Change,” a Wednesday panel discussion held at the Cambridge Main Library.
Online discourse around the year’s City Council race has become hostile, with candidates caught in the crossfire calling it more personal and less substantive than before. In one controversy, they are endorsees of a group under fire for a year-old incident that began with a different organization.
“Luca” is Pixar at its most delicate, an immaculately structured story that might not be the grandest the studio has released, but is one of the most honest. There’s a humanism between the moments of humor and fantasy that anchors the film and makes it a must-watch, and not just for Pixar fans.