City Politics


Cambridge Forms Committee to Advise Business Reopening

The City of Cambridge announced Thursday that a Small Business Advisory Committee will advise city policymakers on how the city can safely reopen businesses forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.


PILOT Program

Boston's PILOT, or 'payment in lieu of taxes,' program encourages medical, educational, and cultural institutions to make voluntary contributions to make up for the fact they they are exempt from property taxes.


City Council Approves Petition to Lower Municipal Election Voting Age to 16

Cambridge City Council approved an order Monday night that could potentially lower the voting age for Cambridge’s municipal elections


Cambridge City Council Elects Siddiqui Mayor, Mallon Vice Mayor

The Cambridge City Council elected councilor Sumbul Siddiqui the new mayor of Cambridge for the 2020-2021 term by a unanimous vote at the council’s inaugural meeting Monday.


Cambridge Streets

Several Cambridge politicians have proposed measures to increase the amount of affordable housing in the city.


Cambridge Affordable Housing Overlay Has Tentative Majority Approval Among Elected Councilors

A large enough majority of Cambridge City Councilors elected Nov. 5 support the city’s proposed affordable housing overlay in its current form that the council may now be able to pass the long-debated legislation into law.


Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee Outlines Goals for Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions

The Climate Protection Action Committee unanimously supported recommendations to the City Manager’s Office that aim to combat climate change in Cambridge in a meeting Thursday night.


Waiting for Results

Patrick C. Braga, a student at the Graduate School of Design, checks the results for each precinct. As precincts reported to the Election Commission, the top candidates were posted in the hallway of the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center.


Preliminary Results Show Seven Incumbents, Two Challengers Elected in City Council Race

Preliminary vote counts show seven incumbents and two challengers were victorious in the race for Cambridge’s nine City Council seats, the Cambridge Election Commission announced late Tuesday night.


Harvard Grad Student Union Creates Voter Guide Ahead of Local Elections

Harvard’s graduate student union released a voting guide Thursday that includes information about candidates running in the upcoming municipal elections in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, which take place Nov. 5.


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