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Cambridge Zoning Board Rejects Harvard Chabad’s Planned Expansion After Tense Hearing

The Cambridge Board of Zoning Appeal rejected Harvard Chabad’s plans to dramatically expand its headquarters at a hearing last month, following vocal opposition from some of the campus Jewish group’s neighbors.

Democracy Center Protesters Stage ‘Emergency Rally’ with Pro-Palestine Activists Amid Occupation

More than 60 activists protested outside of the Democracy Center Wednesday in an “emergency rally” to prevent what they called an “expected police raid” as an occupation of the building continued into its third day.

Protesters Stage Occupation of Democracy Center to Oppose Indefinite Closure

Roughly 30 people began an occupation of the Democracy Center on Monday, the latest and most drastic attempt by activists to stop the Foundation for Civil Leadership, the center’s financial supporter, from closing the center for renovations.


Cambridge Public Schools COO David Murphy Appointed Interim Superintendent

Cambridge Public Schools Chief Operating Officer David Murphy will serve as interim CPS superintendent beginning Monday, the Cambridge School Committee announced in a meeting last Tuesday.


Cambridge City Council Will Form Special Committee To Consider Charter Amendments

After a meeting of the Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee become bogged down in a procedural debate, members emerged two hours later with only a resolution to create a new joint special committee — and a distinct sense of frustration.


Eighth Grade Algebra 1 Courses Delayed Until 2026, Cambridge Officials Say

Cambridge Public Schools officials said the city’s latest attempt to implement Algebra 1 courses for all eighth graders will be delayed one year, another setback after three decades of back-and-forth over efforts to require the advanced mathematics course before high school.

Cambridge Public Schools COO David Murphy Appointed Interim Superintendent

Cambridge Public Schools Chief Operating Officer David Murphy will serve as interim CPS superintendent beginning Monday, the Cambridge School Committee announced in a meeting last Tuesday.

Cambridge School Committee Approves Union Contracts for Paraprofessionals, Family Liaisons

The Cambridge School Committee approved contracts with paraprofessionals and family liaisons at a special meeting on Friday, following months of protests from school support staff.

Protesters Rally Outside Home of Intercontinental Real Estate CEO Peter Palandjian ’87

Pro-Palestine protesters rallied outside the home of Intercontinental Real Estate CEO Peter Palandjian ’87 to denounce his company’s leasing agreement with Elbit Systems of America.

American Repertory Theater Begins Construction on New Home in Harvard’s Allston Campus

Construction is underway on the new location of the American Repertory Theater in Harvard’s Allston campus.

Cambridge City Council Will Form Special Committee To Consider Charter Amendments

After a meeting of the Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee become bogged down in a procedural debate, members emerged two hours later with only a resolution to create a new joint special committee — and a distinct sense of frustration.

Eighth Grade Algebra 1 Courses Delayed Until 2026, Cambridge Officials Say

Cambridge Public Schools officials said the city’s latest attempt to implement Algebra 1 courses for all eighth graders will be delayed one year, another setback after three decades of back-and-forth over efforts to require the advanced mathematics course before high school.

‘We Cannot Go Backward on Bike Safety’: More Than 200 Gather at City Hall to Mourn Killed Cyclists

More than 200 people attended a vigil outside Cambridge City Hall Monday evening to mourn the deaths of two Cambridge cyclists killed in traffic collisions this month and call for expanded bicycle safety infrastructure across the city.