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City Politics

City Council Hears Plans for Potential Cambridge Skyscraper

Representatives from the Cambridge City Planning Board unveiled a potential plan to build a skyscraper in Kendall Square on Monday.

City Politics

City Council Talks Rental Properties and Snow Removal

Residents raised concerns about snow removal and the forced evacuation of rental properties on 295 Harvard Street at the Cambridge City Council’s weekly meeting on Monday.

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Cambridge Bans Plastic Bags, Imposes Fee on Paper Bags

The law makes Cambridge the largest city on the East Coast to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, Cambridge City Councillor Dennis Carlone said, and follows similar legislation in Brookline and Newton.

City Politics

Cambridge Residents Vote on $500,000 Participatory Budget

For the city's first participatory budget, Cambridge residents 12 and up will be able to vote on projects proposed by residents for city improvements.

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City Politics

City Council Votes To Cut Ties with TransCanada, Explore Sustainability

A unanimous Cambridge City Council vote requesting not to renew the city’s energy contract with the TransCanada Corporation might make Cambridge one of just a handful of American cities to pursue total independence from non-renewable energy sources.

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City Politics

For 16th Year in a Row, Cambridge Receives AAA Credit Rating

Cambridge is one of only 34 municipalities across the country to earn the AAA rating from all three major U.S. credit rating agencies this year.

Tobacco Age Increase
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Tobacco Age Increase

Business owners of tobacco-selling establishments expect a drop in revenue after the tobacco purchase age increase goes into effect. Last month, the Cambridge City Council voted to change the legal tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21.

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Obituary

Brian P. Murphy ’86-’87 passed away last Thursday at the age of 50. Friends and colleagues remember him as an intelligent, well-spirited person who dedicated his life in improving the lives of Cantabrigian during his tenure as a former City Councillor and assistant City Manager.

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Today in Photos (02/11/15)

Obituary
City Politics

Brian Murphy, Former Cambridge City Councillor and City Manager, Dies at 50

Brian P. Murphy ’86-’87, Cambridge’s assistant city manager for community development, passed away last Thursday. Colleagues recall Murphy's dedication and hard work ethic.

Tobacco Age Increase
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Businesses Prepare for Minor Sales Losses after Tobacco Purchase Age Raised

Business owners say amendments will hurt tobacco sales, but not enough to force them to close down.

Student Life

Cambridge Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

The Cambridge City Council passed an amendment to the Tobacco Ordinance last week that raised the age to legally purchase tobacco in Cambridge from 18 to 21, effective in June.

City Politics

Cambridge Residents Raise Concerns about Affordable Housing

Renters and homeowners said at a forum Saturday that low- and middle-income Cantabrigians face a shortage of affordable housing and are priced out of the city as a result.

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Protesters Blockade Mass. Ave. in Response to Ferguson Decision

The mass of protesters blockaded the streets, halting traffic, ultimately coming to a stop by the T stop in the center of the Square.

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City Politics

Cambridge Council Discusses Citywide Plan

The plan was created in response to City Council interest earlier this year in an outline of goals and recommendations to guide future change in Cambridge.

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Sorry, Dorothy

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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter