Cambridge City Council approved an order Monday night that could potentially lower the voting age for Cambridge’s municipal elections
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.
Harvard presented its annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday, outlining 2018 campus infrastructure projects, University initiatives, and affiliate statistics.
For some local students, Harvard programs have given them a glimpse of research and academics on a college campus. Some students from groups underrepresented on college campuses say the experience of working with Harvard students and faculty influenced their academic plans.
A preliminary vote count shows Cambridge electing six incumbents and three new officials to City Council.
Will H. MacArthur ’20, a candidate for the School Committee, and Nadya T. Okamoto ’20, a candidate for City Council, launched their respective electoral efforts this year.
Now a student two blocks down the street at Harvard, MacArthur is eyeing a return of sorts: He is planning to run for the Cambridge School Committee, a body that oversees school policies and budgets for the district of roughly 6,500 students.
Cambridge city councillors lauded a recently proposed $574 million city budget for the 2017 fiscal year that appropriated millions of dollars for projects in Harvard Square, and increased educational funding while holding property taxes relatively steady.
Two local high school students are planning the Empathy Project, an initiative to raise awareness of homeless newspaper vendors on May 7, with the support of the Harvard Square Business Association.
Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison captivated a packed Sanders Theater with her first lecture as the 2016 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry Wednesday evening, discussing race and racism, rape, and migration through a series of personal anecdotes and literary selections.
When they take to the polls for the upcoming Cambridge City Council elections on Nov. 3, voters across Cambridge will use their ballots to take sides on a number of issues. The Crimson breaks down the issues and the 23 candidates vying for spots on the Council.
Twenty-three candidates are running for nine available Cambridge City Council positions in the city’s biennial elections, with seven of the nine incumbents joining together for a shared campaign platform.
The annual Cambridge Science Festival, which features events such as the Science Carnival, Robot Zoo, and an exhibit on Black Holes, began last Friday and will run through this Sunday.
The mass of protesters blockaded the streets, halting traffic, ultimately coming to a stop by the T stop in the center of the Square.
“It’s like visiting old friends,” said longtime Cambridge resident Ellen Kramer as she viewed the museum’s old collections rearranged in remodeled galleries during a community reception Saturday
While at least one local school took extra safety precautions following an early-morning bomb threat to four Harvard buildings, owners and managers of Square businesses said that they did not alter their operations and that sales numbers were largely unaffected by Monday’s events.
Students and parents of King Open School, a public elementary school in Cambridge, filled Monday’s Cambridge City Council meeting to raise awareness about the extreme temperatures in some of their classrooms.
Harvard University will be closed Friday due to public safety concerns prompted by an at-large gunman suspected of playing a role in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.