Cambridge City Council
Cambridge officials have begun the process of forming a sister city relationship with Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, after the passage of a City Council order last month.
Cambridge residents saw double digit percentage increases in property values and rent for homes and apartments last year—a sharp rise that has City Council officials debating how to soften the blow.
The Cambridge City Council tabled a resolution to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year in as many meetings, on Monday
The Cambridge Department of Public Works anticipates that a stand-alone public toilet in Harvard Square will be complete in the next few weeks.
In a resolution passed last month, Cambridge’s City Council publicly denounced the right-wing media organization Breitbart.com for spreading what it called “anti-Muslim libel” after the outlet published an article asserting that a City councillor has ties to the Islamic militant group Hamas.
By 2030, Cambridge could experience triple the number of days each year with temperatures above 90 degrees due to effects from climate change, according to a recent report.
The Cambridge City Council voted on a resolution several weeks ago condemning Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker ’79 for his public statement against the state allowing Syrian refugees to enter.
In light of recent city council discussion over adopting a $15 an hour minimum wage in Cambridge, a few Harvard Square business owners said they were cautiously supportive of the suggested wage increase but also pointed out a potential increase in prices.
Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen is spearheading an effort to raise Cambridge’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, though it remains unclear whether such a policy shift would affect Harvard.
The Cambridge Municipal Election draws to a close outside of a Salvation Army in Central Cambridge on Tuesday evening.
Quincy House served as one of the voting locations for the Cambridge Municipal election on Tuesday.
Jan Devereux, a first-time candidate for City Council, will be the only newcomer to the body, replacing current vice mayor Dennis A. Benzan.
Harvard students with roots in Cambridge said their city has a particularly active local politics scene, but they differed in their interest in voting this cycle.