Cambridge City Council

City Politics

Three Finalists Vie For Cambridge’s ‘Most Powerful’ Office

In just eight days, the Cambridge City Council will vote for a new city chief executive.

Cambridge Cycling
Cambridge City Council

New Harvard Students to Receive City-Mandated Bike Info

The resolutions requested that the City Manager’s office work with the city and local colleges to provide new residents and students respectively, with relevant bicycle safety information.

Cambridge Cycling
City Politics

Cambridge Cycling

Ed School student Justin C. Hauver bikes along Massachusetts Avenue toward Harvard Square Monday afternoon. The Cambridge City Council plans to approve initiatives for bike safety around college campuses.

September Agendas
Cambridge City Council

September Agendas

Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons moderates Monday’s city council meeting at City Hall. The Cambridge City Council became the first in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to pass a resolution supporting medical aid in dying.

September Agendas
City Politics

City Council Slows Down Cambridge With Lower Speed Limits

The Cambridge City Council also passed a resolution to investigate the Harvard Square Conservation District during an ambitious and lengthy session.

Curious George Store Closing
City Politics

Vote Delayed, Famous Curious George Store to Stay—For Now

​The Cambridge Historical Commission voted to delay debate on a proposal from real estate firm Equity One to remodel the famed building in Harvard Square which houses the Curious George store.

Curious George Store Closing
City Politics

Curious George, Urban Outfitters Could Face Closures

​A number of Harvard Square retailers including the Curious George store and Urban Outfitters face likely eviction, as the owner of their iconic building seeks to transform it into a pedestrian mall.

The Need for Affordable Housing
City Politics

With Bike Locks, Activists Chain Themselves to City Hall at Demonstration

Black Lives Matter activists and allies gathered to demand increased affordable housing levels in Cambridge.

Out of Town Going Out of Town
City Politics

'Out of Town News' Planned Renovations Provoke Local Outcry

Out of Town News’ potential removal and plans for the iconic kiosk’s renovation have sparked outcry among some Cambridge residents.

Cambridge Common Reopens
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Common Reopens

Cambridge Common reopened on June 26 after a large reconstruction project.

Cambridge Common Reopens
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Common Opens After Renovation

​On a warm Sunday, Cantabrigians celebrated the reopening of the grassy Cambridge Common park, marking the completion of a construction project that had been in the works for more than 15 years.

City Politics

City Approves MIT-Proposed Kendall Square Renovation

Following six years of negotiations and public meetings, the Cambridge City Planning Board approved MIT’s plans for a massive renovation of Kendall Square that aims to revitalize the area and attract more research companies.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge FY17 Budget Includes Millions for Local Renovations

Cambridge city councillors lauded a recently proposed $574 million city budget for the 2017 fiscal year that appropriated millions of dollars for projects in Harvard Square, and increased educational funding while holding property taxes relatively steady.

Cambridge City Council

For Local Media, Small Staff Cover Busy Cambridge

​For a city of just over 100,00 residents, Cambridge boasts a surprising number of media outlets dedicated to covering local news, with little if any paid staff.

Nadeem Mazen at danger!awesome
City Politics

Call Him Nadeem: Cambridge's Unconventional Politician

One thing is certain: Nadeem A. Mazen is not a traditional politician.