Superintendent Christine Elow has been named acting commissioner of the Cambridge Police Department, effective Saturday. She takes over for Branville G. Bard Jr. as he leaves for a role with Johns Hopkins University after leading the department for four years.
The families of two Cambridgeport pedestrians who were killed by vehicles in 2018 have sued the drivers accused of running over them. One driver had been acquitted of a criminal charge of negligent driving and the other awaits a resolution in criminal court.
The City Council’s respect for free speech has long been a bit dodgy, easily sacrificed for what members think constitutes a well-run meeting – and a well-run city where you can be part of the dialogue if you say what people want to hear.
What can be done about recent youth violence in Cambridge? It is important that we discuss specific responses that can immediately begin to address the economic disenfranchisement and the social disconnect of many 17- to 30-year-olds.