Cambridge City Council

Renderings of Church St.
Harvard Square

Chan Unveils Plans to Build Theater, Retail Center at Vacant Church St. Site

The plans detail a new 50,000 square-foot building that would include two below-ground movie screens, three or four retail shops, and five stories of office space above.

Nadeem Mazen at danger!awesome
Cambridge City Council

Nadeem Mazen Not Seeking City Council Re-election

Mazen said that after the election, he hopes to keep working with various Cambridge organizations and his nonprofit Jetpac, which trains minority candidates to run for office.

Inman Square Bicyclist
Cambridge City Council

After Fatal Crashes, Cantabrigians Debate Bike Lanes

With many cyclists come congested streets and, some residents say, an unsafe and accident-prone environment.

Bike Lanes
Cambridge City Council

Bike Lanes

City council candidates respond to hot topics such as bicycle lanes and other transportation policies as Cambridge grows in population.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Unveils $600 Million Budget Proposal

​The Cambridge City Manager unveiled a roughly $600 million budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 that will expand funding for supporting undocumented Cambridge residents among other initiatives, at the City Council’s meeting Monday night.

Nadya Okamoto
Cambridge City Council

In Outside Bid, Okamoto Seeks to Overcome Odds

As Nadya Okamoto ’20 begins her unconventional bid for a spot on Cambridge’s City Council, she has had some early success.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

City Council Calls for Trump Impeachment Investigation

Cambridge City Councillors passed a resolution Monday urging the House of Representatives to begin an investigation into President Donald Trump’s potential violations of the Constitution and decide if grounds exist to impeach him.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

City Councillors to Vote on Investigating Trump’s Impeachment

​The Cambridge City Council will vote on a resolution Monday calling upon Congress to look into impeaching President Donald Trump, alleging that his business holdings violate the U.S. Constitution.

Nadya Okamoto
Cambridge City Council

Freshman Announces City Council Candidacy

​Nadya Okamoto ’20 announced her candidacy for this year’s Cambridge City Council election Wednesday morning with a press release and campaign video.

Harvard Square

'A Gap to be Bridged': Harvard Freshman Eyes Seat on Cambridge School Committee

Now a student two blocks down the street at Harvard, MacArthur is eyeing a return of sorts: He is planning to run for the Cambridge School Committee, a body that oversees school policies and budgets for the district of roughly 6,500 students.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Holds to Sanctuary City Ideals as DOJ Pushes to Hold Funds

“Cambridge won't be bullied into changing our commitment to protecting the human and civil rights of all our residents regardless of their immigration status."

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Challenges Cambridge's 'Sanctuary City' Status

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency listed Cambridge an “uncooperative jurisdiction” for refusing to comply with federal requests to detain individuals for possible deportation.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

City Council Scrutinizes Short-Term Rental Proposal

​Cantabrigians called for the City Council to take steps to continue to increase the availability of housing in Cambridge at the body's weekly meeting.

Devereux's Concerns
City Politics

City Councillors Vote to Support Blocking Immigration Enforcement Training

​Cambridge City Councillors voted unanimously Monday night to support the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts’ calls for the state to withdraw from a federal customs enforcement training program.

Curious George Store Closing
Harvard Square

Cambridge City Council Talks Curious George Store, Credit Rating

Cambridge City Councillors formally requested that the Cambridge Historical Commission considering designating the Abbott Building in Harvard Square as a historical landmark at its weekly meeting Monday.