Despite the brilliance and breadth of Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice booming with a sad, uncanny relevance related to today’s discussion on voter rights and civic responsibility to the collective, his charge has yet to embolden us to move beyond retrospection and ruminations on equity and onto the battleground to reshape the systems of oppression.
The YWCA Cambridge is searching for a new executive director, the organization’s board of directors said this week. Cassandra Ling, who has served as board chair, will serve as interim executive director during the search. Her predecessor, Tania Del Rio, resigned last month to run for state Sen. Lydia Edwards’ former seat on the Boston City Council.
Only investment in new affordable housing, particularly social housing, can provide a long-term solution to our housing crisis, but a bill enabling municipalities to consider rent control and rent stabilization could provide short- and medium-term solutions. There’s a hearing on it Tuesday.
The new City Council term is bringing some shifts in committee assignments, while the Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeal similarly prepared last week for the coming year of work. One body of appointed officials stayed the course; the other made big changes in leadership.