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Samuel Vasquez

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Cambridge Tackles State and National Politics

Cambridge City Council waded into broader state and national issues at its meeting this Monday, passing two resolutions—one questioning the Massachusetts State Seal and the other admonishing recent North Carolina legislation regarding the BGLTQ community.

Lobbying Bill Reveals City Council Split

​In a contentious debate harkening back to last year’s election, the Cambridge City Council sent a resolution to committee which could potentially institute municipal lobbying regulations.

Council Committee Gives Medical Marijuana Proposal Favorable Recommendation

​Sage Cannabis is one step closer to opening its proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Cambridge following a televised hearing in which city councillors questioned the company’s CEO regarding the safety of his proposed site.

Marijuana Company Eyes Joint Near the Square

​Cambridge residents will soon be able to legally purchase medical marijuana if Sage Cannabis has its way. The dispensary company has leased a location near Harvard Square, but faces a hazy road ahead because of Cambridge zoning laws.

City Council Debates Harvard Square Renovation

​The Cambridge City Council was divided as members debated a $4.5 million proposed renovation to Harvard Square’s Out of Town News Kiosk and surrounding plaza at the council’s weekly meeting on Monday evening.

Cambridge Discusses Plans for Overdose Treatment

With increasing rates of fatal heroin and opioid-related overdoses in Cambridge, City Councillors are discussing policies that may help alleviate the growing epidemic, including expanding funding for treatments and supporting statewide legislation.