Cambridge City Council

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.

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City Politics

Call Him Nadeem: Cambridge's Unconventional Politician

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

Crime

City Council Meeting Focuses on Increasing Affordable Housing

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

Cambridge Tackles State and National Politics

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.

City Politics

Lobbying Bill Reveals City Council Split

​In a contentious debate harkening back to last year’s election, the Cambridge City Council sent a resolution to committee which could potentially institute municipal lobbying regulations.

Smith Center Construction
Harvard Square

Harvard Gives Smith Center Trees the Ax

​Public outcry has sprouted over Harvard’s recent removal of four large trees from the Smith Campus Center plaza as part of a larger renovation project.

Cambridge City Council

As Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Some Shopkeepers Skeptical

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.

Gone But Not Done
City Politics

Cambridge City Councillor Runs for State Senate

​Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung announced plans last week to seek higher office in the Massachusetts Senate, the upper body of the Commonwealth’s legislature.

Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Rossi Announces Retirement

After 45 years in the Cambridge city government, Richard C. Rossi announced his intent to retire from his position as city manager, arguably the most powerful in the city.

Pot Proposal
City Politics

Marijuana Company Eyes Joint Near the Square

​Cambridge residents will soon be able to legally purchase medical marijuana if Sage Cannabis has its way. The dispensary company has leased a location near Harvard Square, but faces a hazy road ahead because of Cambridge zoning laws.

Unintentional Opiod Deaths in Massachusetts
City Politics

Cambridge Discusses Plans for Overdose Treatment

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.

All Hail
Cambridge City Council

New App Introduced Amid Debate on Ride-Sharing Services

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.

Harvard Square Portland Loo Opens
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Portland Loo Opens

The Portland Loo public bathroom opened in Harvard Square on Friday, February 12.

Harvard Square Portland Loo Opens
City Politics

New Public Toilet Opens in Harvard Square

A small crowd donned “I love toilets” stickers for the grand opening of a new public restroom installment in General MacArthur Park on Friday.

City Politics

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.