The first mention of slavery in Cambridge is from 1639, in a reference to a “Moor” living in the household of Nathaniel Eaton, master of Harvard College. By the 1770s, several of the wealthiest residents of Brattle Street (otherwise known as Tory Row) held multiple people in bondage.
Public meetings this week look at a condo conversion, closing Central Square to car traffic – along with four topics delayed from last week – as well as hiring the next city manager, ensuring after-school programming for the fall and adding Summer Shack and Bar-Enza to Harvard Square’s dining mix.
City councillors used their “charter right” four times Monday to delay discussion on a variety of topics by one week. despite there being just one meeting to go before their summer break. Millions in funding, a reparations plan, government reforms and a treat rescue are briefly on hold.