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Cambridge Considers Reykjavik, Iceland as Sister City

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.

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Cambridge Rental Prices Spike in 2015

​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.

City Politics

City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

​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

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On Campus

The Portland Loo

The Cambridge Department of Public Works anticipates that a stand-alone public toilet in Harvard Square will be complete in the next few weeks.

City Politics

Cambridge City Council Denounces Right-Wing Media Outlet

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.

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Cambridge City Council

Report Assesses Cambridge’s Climate Change Vulnerability

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.

College

Cambridge Council, Students Resolve To Support Refugees

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.

Nadeem A. Mazen
Harvard Square

Businesses Express Couched Support for Minimum Wage Hike

​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.

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City Politics

City Councillor Leads Effort Advocating $15 Minimum Wage

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.

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City Politics

At the Voting Booth

Cambridge Municipal Election
City Politics

Cambridge Municipal Election

The Cambridge Municipal Election draws to a close outside of a Salvation Army in Central Cambridge on Tuesday evening.

Cambridge Municipal Election
City Politics

Cambridge Municipal Election

Quincy House served as one of the voting locations for the Cambridge Municipal election on Tuesday.

Cambridge Municipal Election
City Politics

Preliminary Council Results Show Eight Incumbents Returning

Jan Devereux, a first-time candidate for City Council, will be the only newcomer to the body, replacing current vice mayor Dennis A. Benzan.

City Politics

Polls Open Tuesday for Cambridge City Council Races

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.

'We Matter Jobs and Housing Rally'
City Politics

Black Lives Matter March Calls for Reforms

​​Harvard students joined activists from Black Lives Matter in Cambridge as they marched down Massachusetts Avenue on Sunday, rallying for affordable housing protection and wage reform.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

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Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes