Advertisement

City Politics

City Council Candidates Open Forum
City Politics

City Council Candidates Open Forum

Candidates for Cambridge City Council speak at an open forum hosted by the Cambridge Citizens Coalition on Sunday night.

Open Forum Audience Member
City Politics

Open Forum Audience Member

A member of the audience takes notes as City Council candidates speak at the Cambridge Citizens Coalition open forum.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Candidates Look to Woo Harvard Students

As Cambridge’s City Council election draws closer, some candidates have begun pitching their campaigns to Harvard students in the hopes that they might appeal to students’ interests and gain their support.

Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum
City Politics

Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum

Cambridge city council candidates discuss their plans to address climate change locally. Voters gathered to learn more about the candidates' strategies to respond to this issue.

Kendall Square
City Politics

27th Annual Cambridge Carnival Cancelled Following Threats of Gun Violence

The 27th annual Cambridge Carnival will not occur this year due to heightened safety concerns. The decision shortly followed a series of shootings — one of which was fatal — that occurred within 10 hours of each other near Boston’s Caribbean Carnival Parade.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Votes Down Mixed Housing Development Amendment

Participants in Monday’s Cambridge City Council meeting disagreed over a controversial petition that would amend existing zoning plans on New Street to add affordable housing units.

City Council Candidates
City Politics

City Council Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing at Public Forum

“We wanted to put the forum on as an opportunity to educate voters about what candidates feel on housing and what they think they would want to do to really address our housing crisis problems,” ABC Co-Chair Alexandra Markiewicz said.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

McGovern and Simmons Most Favored On Cambridge City Council Per Resident Survey

Among other issues, crimes, drugs and opioids, and homeslessness all polled at a lower level of concern than bikes and bike lanes.

Cambridge Street
City Politics

As Cambridge City Council Plows Ahead With Affordable Housing Plans, Some Candidates Voice Doubts

Though the Cambridge City Council’s proposed affordable housing overlay has taken center-stage on its agenda, some candidates are not impressed.

Kendall
City Politics

Harvard Police Assist in Responding to Anti-ICE Protesters at Amazon Office

Harvard University Police Department assisted Cambridge police officers as they arrested 12 protesters on trespassing charges at Amazon’s Kendall Square office Thursday evening.

Heat Week 3
City Politics

McGovern Apologizes for Accepting Contributions from Donors to Anti-BGLTQ Cause

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern apologized Monday after reports surfaced that he had accepted campaign contributions from a family that donated $20,000 to an anti-BGLTQ campaign in 2018.

Cambridge City Hall
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.

Housing Overlay Fights
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.

Housing Overlay Roundtable
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.

Advertisement