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Amanda E. McGowan

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Homeless Coalition Celebrates Restroom

Six months after its formation, the Harvard Square Homeless Coalition gathered in the basement of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Wednesday morning to reflect on its first major successes: last month city councilors approved an initiative to keep the temporary restroom facility on Cambridge Common open and agreed to consider building a permanent facility there.

City Council Preps for Election Day

As red, white, and blue privacy curtains were set up in the City Hall basement Monday night in preparation for the election, the Cambridge City Council convened upstairs to revisit a heated discussion about voter accessibility.

City Council Discusses Polling Issues

What began as an overlooked complaint about a broken elevator in the Baldwin School polling place for the Massachusetts state primary on Sep. 6 exploded into a contentious argument over Cambridge election policies at the City Council meeting Monday night.

Cambridge Boycotts Local Hotel

A sea of red T-shirts flooded City Hall Monday night as workers from Le Méridien hotel in Cambridge gathered to protest their working conditions and to ask that the city of Cambridge boycott all services provided by the hotel.

City Manager Presents Final Budget

Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy, the longest-serving city manager in Cambridge’s history, presented his final budget before the City Council on Monday night.

City Council Talks Program Funding, Union Strikes

A familiar face reappeared in Sullivan Chamber Monday night as Evette Layne, director of the Upward Bound program at MIT, returned to a second consecutive Cambridge City Council meeting to urge the Council to save the MIT-Wellesley program for local high school students.

Former Ambassador Khalilzad Discusses Middle East Peace

Peace in Afghanistan may be best achieved by involving a coalition of major world powers as well as the nation’s geographic neighbors, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay M. Khalilzad said Thursday at a lecture organized by Harvard’s South Asia Initiative.

Filmmaker Criticizes Media Portrayal of Women

A dearth of positive portrayals of women in the media has helped cause a disproportionately low percentage of women in leadership positions in government and business, filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom said at an event on Thursday sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Gender Caucus.