Cambridge City Council
One thing is certain: Nadeem A. Mazen is not a traditional politician.
At its Monday meeting, the Cambridge City Council tackled issues ranging from the affordable housing crisis, to a potential medical marijuana dispensary, and prescription drugs disposal.
Cambridge City Council waded into broader state and national issues at its meeting this Monday, passing two resolutions—one questioning the Massachusetts State Seal and the other admonishing recent North Carolina legislation regarding the BGLTQ community.
An ordinance banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags at store checkouts in Cambridge will take effect Thursday, and some local shopkeepers are skeptical of its projected impact.
With increasing rates of fatal heroin and opioid-related overdoses in Cambridge, City Councillors are discussing policies that may help alleviate the growing epidemic, including expanding funding for treatments and supporting statewide legislation.
Taxis in Greater Boston have recently partnered with “Curb,” a ride-hailing app similar to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, in an effort to remain competitive.
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.