Cambridge City Council
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In a short meeting Monday night, the Cambridge City Council discussed resolutions regarding an information system for incidents of assault in the area, a decrepit playground, and traffic safety regulations.
The Cambridge City Council discussed the creation of a discretionary fund, issues related to municipal water billing, and a proposed requirement for developers to hold community sessions at their regular Monday meeting.
The policy order, which was proposed by City Manager Richard C. Rossi, stipulates that 80 percent of community preservation funds be spent on housing, 10 percent on open spaces, and 10 percent on historic preservation.
The Cambridge City Council discussed the Silver Maple Forest preservation and a bicycle counter interface at their meeting Monday evening.
Employees of the DoubleTree Hotel in Cambridge and supporters stand in solidarity during the Cambridge City Council Meeting on April 28. The Council announced its endorsement of the DoubleTree workers' boycott for better wages, healthcare, and general respect from the hotel.
Celia Gee, an employee of the DoubleTree Hotel in Allston, speaks to the Cambridge City Council during a meeting on April 28. As an employee of thirty years, Gee expressed her disappointment in the way that the hotel treats its staff.
Sandra Herandez, an employee of the Doubletree Hotel in Allston, waits to give a statement at the Cambridge City Council meeting on April 28. A housekeeper at the hotel for twenty two years, Hernandez exclaimed "I'm here for a fair process".
The Charles River Conservancy has initiated a movement to petition the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to build underpasses under the Anderson Memorial, Western Ave., and River St. bridges along the Charles.
The City Council considered two policy orders Monday night that offered competing visions for how Cambridge should approach future development of housing, public spaces, and transportation.
A new proposal from developer Raj Dhanda to build a three-story addition on the 57 JFK St. building next door has brought renewed attention—and controversy—to the small plot of land has played an outsized role in American history.
The Cambridge City Council considered and passed two policy orders designed to benefit the city’s least advantaged residents at their meeting Monday night. One proposed a Cambridge-wide job fair and another explored the possibility of introducing free internet access across the city.
The Cambridge City Council passed two resolutions Monday night that backed local labor unions struggling to negotiate with employers.
Eric P. Lesser ’07, a Kirkland House tutor and third year student at Harvard Law School, is running for State Senate in Western Massachusetts.