City Politics


City of Cambridge Prepares To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui said the city is in the process of determining the most efficient strategies to disseminate coronavirus vaccines, as the country prepares to embark on a mass vaccination campaign unseen in decades.


City Council Approves 18-Month Extension of City Manager’s Contract

The Cambridge City Council approved an 18-month extension of City Manager Louis A. DePasquale’s contract in a 6-3 vote at a meeting Monday evening.


Harvard Advocates for 'Robust Evaluation' of 'At Grade' Approach for Mass. Pike Section

As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation weighs its options for redesigning the Massachusetts Turnpike, University spokesperson Kevin Casey wrote in an emailed statement that the school hopes the state will thoroughly evaluate “an alternative all at grade approach.”


City Council Votes to Pause Hiring of Vacant Jobs in Cambridge Police Department

The Cambridge City Council voted Monday to temporarily pause the hiring of vacant positions in the Cambridge Police Department and begin filling positions in the Housing Liaison Office, Community Development Department, and Central Square Library.


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.


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