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Harvard Recommits $20 Million to Affordable Housing in Boston Area

Harvard will recommit $20 million to a program designed to foster affordable housing opportunities in the Greater Boston area, the University announced Monday.

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City Politics

Twenty-Two to Vie for City Council Seats in November

Championing issues from immigrant rights to affordable housing to the environment, 22 candidates have officially declared their candidacy for Cambridge City Council, the city’s election commission announced Friday.

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City Politics

City Council Introduces Facial Recognition Ban Bill at Summer Meeting

The Cambridge City Council took the first step to pass an amendment to its surveillance ordinance to ban the use of facial recognition city-wide during its annual summer meeting Tuesday.

Housing Overlay Roundtable
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Debates Affordable Housing Policy in Five Hour Meeting

The Cambridge City Council Ordinance Committee met Tuesday to discuss a sweeping affordable housing proposal, the latest step in the city’s plan to implement affordable housing zoning reform.

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Cambridge City Council Weighs Recreational Marijuana Legislation

The Cambridge Ordinance Committee heard public testimony on granting permits for recreational marijuana shops in Cambridge at a City Council hearing Thursday.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Adopts 2020 Budget After Heated Debate Over School Funding

The Cambridge City Council voted at its meeting Monday to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2020 that represents the largest spending increase in city history.

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Harvard in the City

Cambridge City Council Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment

The Cambridge City Council voted Monday to pass an order endorsing students activists’ demands for Harvard to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

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Cambridge Galeria

The City of Cambridge plans to expand the Galeria shopping center in the near future. Shops such as Staples, Shake Shack, Maharaja and Bon Chon currently occupy the space.

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City Politics

City Council Lauds 2020 Budget Proposal

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale submitted a budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 to the City Council Monday, with the largest allocations directed toward education and public safety.

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Cambridge City Council Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Cycling Safety Ordinance

The Cambridge City Council passed a law last week to establish a 20-mile network of protected bicycle lanes across the city and implement a five-year sidewalk and street construction plan.

Housing Overlay Fights
City Politics

Housing Overlay Fights

During the city council meeting on Tuesday evening, several citizens spoke about current issues with affordable housing. Trudy C. Goodman said that "there is an assumption that people who don't have affordable housing don't work. But I work. Many of us work. I just cant afford to buy a half a million dollar condo."

Housing Overlay Fights
City Politics

Local Residents, Harvard Affiliates Debate Cambridge Affordable Housing Proposal

Residents of Cambridge and neighboring cities, including several Harvard affiliates, testified in front of the Cambridge City Council Housing Committee on its proposed “100% Affordable Housing Zoning Overlay” at City Hall Tuesday.

Housing Overlay Roundtable
City Politics

Mayor McGovern Defends Cambridge’s Sanctuary City Status on ‘Fox and Friends’

His comments follow various public statements from Trump that have proposed to release migrant detainees from the United States-Mexico border into sanctuary cities, areas where law enforcement do not actively pursue or detain undocumented immigrants living in the community.

Housing Overlay Roundtable
City Politics

Housing Overlay Roundtable

The City Council Housing Committee held a meeting Tuesday to discuss the proposed Affordable Housing Overlay. Mayor Marc McGovern speaks to to the council on the issues at hand.

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Cambridge City Council Digs Deeper Into Affordable Housing Proposal

The Cambridge City Council Housing Committee discussed the Affordable Housing Overlay proposal at their Tuesday meeting, the latest step in an ongoing process to create more affordable housing in the city.

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