Sonali Y. Salgado
Legislation inquiring into the legality of renting parking spaces in apartment garages was among the most contested issues discussed during Monday night’s City Council meeting, as Councillors related the matter to the larger issue of government regulation.
Rep. Edward J. Markey, the veteran Democrat from Malden, grew a step closer to securing a seat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night as he defeated Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, his more moderate challenger, in the Democratic primary special election. Gabriel E. Gomez, a former Navy SEAL from Cohasset, defeated two other candidates to secure the Republican Party nomination.
The Cambridge City Council voted on Monday night to bolster the city’s mental health services in the wake of last week’s Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent manhunt. Councillors said that the need for mental health services in the city is great as many Cantabrigians struggle to process the tragedies of last week, as well as the fact that Cambridge residents were behind the atrocities.
Dressed in red saris and adorned with flowers, two South Asian women met in front of the Science Center on Sunday afternoon to be joined in pretend wedlock.
As such, Pope Francis, like all 265 of the popes who preceded him, will not teach anything contrary to the Church’s beliefs on matters of faith and morals. This continuity should itself be a source of great joy to Catholics, for these teachings are beautiful and even liberating. What he can do, and what we pray that he will do, is inspire the whole world, by his words, leadership, and example, to embrace the truths of the Gospel and the person of Jesus Christ. Thus far the Holy Father has certainly gotten the world’s attention; we pray that over the course of his papacy, he will be so compelling as to strengthen the Church and bring more and more people into its fold.
The Cambridge City Council voted 7-1-1 Monday night in favor of approving the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s rezoning petition, paving the way for the university’s plans for development of lab, office, housing, and research space in Kendall Square.
MIT leaders, including President L. Rafael Reif, crowded into City Hall on Monday night to lobby the Council to support their plans for the university’s development in Kendall Square.
Logan E. Leslie, current Harvard freshman and former active-duty Green Beret, told The Crimson Monday that he plans to seek a seat on Cambridge’s City Council. If elected, the 26-year-old, who lives off-campus with his wife and daughter, would be the first Harvard College student on the Council in recent memory.
Two Harvard-owned apartment buildings on Prescott Street are slated to become part of swing housing for students during the next wave of House Renewal, forcing current residents to relocate.
Members of Cambridge City Council signed a contract finalizing the details of Richard C. Rossi’s appointment as Cambridge’s next City Manager at the end of Monday night’s City Council meeting.
The Cambridge Public Health Department and the Cambridge City Council have fallen out of step on a proposal to limit the amount of soda served in Cambridge restaurants. As members of the Council look to begin exploring the logistics of a soda limitation, the Public Health Department is still unsure whether such a regulation is prudent.
Disaster was the theme of Monday night’s City Council meeting, as councillors reviewed Cambridge’s blizzard response and recalled last fall’s city-wide blackout.
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