In some more tidbits from budget hearings, we learned that even the most understandable budget ever still has some work to do in terms of clarity; that despite surging public records requests, the Law Department needs no more technology to help; and that parking revenue and the raising of annual parking permit fees can be sensitive subjects.
In some tidbits from budget hearings, we learned that a municipal broadband hire is listed as being in the City Manager’s Office; our housing liaison could evolve into an Office of Housing Stability; police body cameras have wide support; and Cambridge ranks high on cybersecurity … according to the people responsible for Cambridge’s cybersecurity.
Five days after violence that crossed the border into East Cambridge, a public housing project in Somerville was the scene of another gun attack. Two people were arraigned for the Feb. 20 gunfire incident while others were still being looked for, law enforcement officials said.
Ashley Monturio was acquitted Tuesday of leaving the scene after running over and killing an 80-year-old woman in the parking lot of a Cambridgeport public housing project. Cambridge District Court Judge David Frank said the prosecution hadn’t proven conclusively that Monturio knew she had hit Romelia Gallardo.
In two fatal accidents a month apart in which drivers ran over pedestrians in Cambridge, State Police investigators found the victims, not the drivers, responsible. The most recent conclusion came in the case of a woman who hit an 80-year-old using a walker in the parking lot of a public housing development.
About two and a half hours into the second day of trial, an attorney’s assistant reported that she had been in close contact with someone testing positive for coronavirus, putting on hold until April 19 the misdemeanor trial of Ashley Monturio for allegedly leaving the scene after she ran over Romelia Gallardo, a public housing resident.