Efforts to increase the city’s arts funding from the current $1.1 million have come roaring into the new year with three ideas from city councillor Alanna Mallon inspired by the first meeting of the Mayor’s Arts Task Force on Dec. 13.
Shortly after Christmas much of Cambridge received what looked like a newspaper in the mailbox: the “Cambridge News.” Its eight pages held plenty about tree loss in the face of climate change – but the who, what and why of the paper was a mystery to many.
A map for significant change and even controversy was rolled out Wednesday by Mayor Marc McGovern during his State of the City address, including a massive reworking of zoning meant to keep Cambridge an inclusive and diverse city.
Public meetings this week look at transportation and environmental issues, but also include the official opening of a Central Square police substation and a communal reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 70th anniversary.
Twenty-four hours after a School Committee roundtable on racism at the high school, a large audience turned out for the first in a series of a “community conversation on race, equity, power and privilege.”
At a school district conversation about race, students – and one teacher – expressed frustration over educators remaining in the classroom after racist incidents. School Committee members and other officials cited similar frustrations over limitations in responding.
The city launches its Cambridge Digs Deep sessions Wednesday, a program initiated by Mayor Marc McGovern and city councillor Sumbul Siddiqui to spur a citywide conversation about race, diversity and equity.
Small businesses with hopes of winning City Hall as a client for catering events, office supply sales or other services should find things easier with the quiet, unanimous adoption of a City Council order in October.
High school juniors and seniors saw their last chance to keep using personal laptops in class disappear as a School Committee member withdrew a motion in their defense, convinced educators would keep working to improve the use of school-issued Chromebooks.