City Politics

City Politics

Cambridge City Council Names DePasquale City Manager

Louis A. DePasquale is Cambridge’s new “most powerful man”—the city manager— after a unanimous vote by the Cambridge City Council Thursday night.

Debating Charter Schools
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Debating Charter Schools

Experts debate Question 2, a ballot proposal that will be voted on in the upcoming election and that could approve funding for 12 new or expanded charter schools, at the Graduate School of Education Tuesday afternoon.

City Politics

With Sharp Rhetoric, City Council Backs HUDS Strike

The Cambridge City Council unanimously voiced their support for Harvard University Dining Services workers’ intent to strike and delivered biting criticism of the Harvard administration in a vote Monday evening.

City Politics

Three Finalists Vie For Cambridge’s ‘Most Powerful’ Office

In just eight days, the Cambridge City Council will vote for a new city chief executive.

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Trader Joe’s to Open Store in Allston

​With Harvard’s help, grocery chain Trader Joe’s will open a new store in Allston next year at Continuum, a residential and retail complex built on Harvard-owned land.

Cambridge Cycling
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Cambridge Cycling

Ed School student Justin C. Hauver bikes along Massachusetts Avenue toward Harvard Square Monday afternoon. The Cambridge City Council plans to approve initiatives for bike safety around college campuses.

September Agendas
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City Council Slows Down Cambridge With Lower Speed Limits

The Cambridge City Council also passed a resolution to investigate the Harvard Square Conservation District during an ambitious and lengthy session.

Mass Goes To The Polls
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Mass Goes To The Polls

A student walks past the polling place set up in Quincy House for the Massachusetts Primary.

Curious George Store Closing
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Vote Delayed, Famous Curious George Store to Stay—For Now

​The Cambridge Historical Commission voted to delay debate on a proposal from real estate firm Equity One to remodel the famed building in Harvard Square which houses the Curious George store.

Curious George Store Closing
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Curious George, Urban Outfitters Could Face Closures

​A number of Harvard Square retailers including the Curious George store and Urban Outfitters face likely eviction, as the owner of their iconic building seeks to transform it into a pedestrian mall.

The Need for Affordable Housing
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With Bike Locks, Activists Chain Themselves to City Hall at Demonstration

Black Lives Matter activists and allies gathered to demand increased affordable housing levels in Cambridge.

Out of Town Going Out of Town
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'Out of Town News' Planned Renovations Provoke Local Outcry

Out of Town News’ potential removal and plans for the iconic kiosk’s renovation have sparked outcry among some Cambridge residents.

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City Approves MIT-Proposed Kendall Square Renovation

Following six years of negotiations and public meetings, the Cambridge City Planning Board approved MIT’s plans for a massive renovation of Kendall Square that aims to revitalize the area and attract more research companies.

Western Avenue
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Criticized for Lack of Transparency, Boston Redevelopment Authority Applies a Fresh Coat of Paint

Backed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the BRA is seeking a facelift after reforming its management structure, neighborhood planning, and community outreach.

Nadeem Mazen at danger!awesome
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Nadeem Mazen at danger!awesome

Nadeem Mazen, a Cambridge City Councillor, poses for a photo at his startup called danger!awesome in Central Square. Mazen graduated from MIT in 2006 and founded his startup shortly after.