Public meetings this week look at independent counsel for elected officials, renter credit checks and the city’s winter expenses; design review on two lab buildings that will begin transforming the CambridgeSide mall; the city’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic; and an interim schools superintendent.
More than a hundred people gathered by the Harvard Square T station Saturday to protest surging hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans. From elementary school students to elders, people of all races and walks of life stood together, held signs and gave speeches to “Stop Asian Hate.”
As the only teacher of color in the city, an ascent to principal and its attendant public scrutiny was more than Maria Baldwin felt capable of taking on. But she allowed herself eventually to be persuaded and moved from being one of its most beloved teachers to becoming its beloved leader.