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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Residents Oppose Construction in Silver Maple Forest

Residents came out to a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday evening to support a resolution to protect the Silver Maple Forest.

Harvard Square

Transportation Startup Beta Tests in Square

Founded by Middlebury College alumnus Matthew George, Bridj is a smart transit system that uses data to produce flexible bus routes.

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Cambridge City Council Discusses Assaults and Playground Renovation

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.

City Politics

City Council Discusses Discretionary Fund, Development at Meeting

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.

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Cambridge City Council Devotes Funds to Housing

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.

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City Council Discusses Watershed Protection, Cycling Promotion

The Cambridge City Council discussed the Silver Maple Forest preservation and a bicycle counter interface at their meeting Monday evening.

Support
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Support

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.

Demand For Better Healthcare
On Campus

Today in Photos (04/28/2014)

Better Working Conditions
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Better Working Conditions

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.

Demand For Better Healthcare
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Demand For Better Healthcare

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".

Anderson Memorial Bridge
City Politics

Charles Conservancy Advocates for Bridge Underpasses

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.

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Council Considers Different Approaches to Cambridge Development

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.

Winthrop Square Developments
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Harvard Square Developer Sets off Opposition Over Historic Park

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.

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City Council Considers Cambridge-Wide Job Fair and Municipal Broadband

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.

City Politics

Cambridge City Council Passes Labor Resolutions

The Cambridge City Council passed two resolutions Monday night that backed local labor unions struggling to negotiate with employers.

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