Protesters Across the Street from CCC Party
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Activists Protest Council Candidates After Racist, Transphobic Social Media Activity Comes to Light

More than 20 demonstrators protested at an event held by the Cambridge Citizens Coalition after the group endorsed Cambridge City Council candidates Robert Winters and Carrie E. Pasquarello.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Lockers
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools MCAS Scores Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Students’ scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam have returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to a press release from the Cambridge Public Schools last Tuesday.

Adrienne Klein
City Politics

Adrienne Klein Draws on City Hall Experience in Cambridge Council Bid, Promises ‘Consensus-Building’ Approach

Mayoral aide Adrienne Klein is running for Cambridge City Council on a platform prioritizing affordable housing, childcare support, and increased government transparency.

Cambridge Streets

In Cambridge, Black and Latinx Borrowers Face Higher Mortgage Loan Denial Rates, June Report Reveals

Black and Latinx borrowers faced significantly higher mortgage lending denial rates in Cambridge and in Massachusetts broadly in 2021, according to a June 2023 report.

Dan Totten at Candidate Forum
City Politics

Seeking to Fill Progressive Gap, Dan Totten Runs for City Council on Housing, Climate

Dan Totten is now vying for the seat of his former boss, Councilor Quinton Y. Zondervan, as one of 24 candidates in the race for City Council.

Joe McGuirk
City Politics

Cambridge Bartender Joe McGuirk Ready for Second Round, Focusing on Affordable Housing in Council Race

For the last 30 years, Joe McGuirk has tended bar in Cambridge. Now, he wants to tend to the city’s affordability crisis. After announcing his campaign for Cambridge City Council in June, McGuirk has laid out a platform prioritizing affordable housing as the city’s housing prices continue to rise.

CEA Rally at CRLS
Cambridge Schools

‘We’re Not Going Away’: Cambridge Educators Rally for New Contract Outside School Committee Meeting

More than 50 Cambridge educators and residents rallied in support of the Cambridge Education Association outside of a School Committee meeting on Tuesday night, as the teachers’ union remains in a contract stalemate with the school district.

Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Discussion

Harvard Affiliates Discuss Work of Legacy of Slavery Initiative at Cambridge Screening and Panel

Harvard affiliates spoke about the ongoing work of the University’s Legacy of Slavery report at a film screening and discussion hosted at the Cambridge Public Library Tuesday evening.

School Committee Meeting at CRLS
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Meeting Marked by Repeated Labor Concerns Amid Contract Impasse

Several Cambridge educators appeared in front of the School Committee to address contract concerns as the committee attempted to discuss their agenda, which did not include ongoing contract negotiations.

Cambridge Police Department  Faisal Protest

Cambridge Police Disproportionately Arresting Black People at Highest Rate in 13 Years, New Database Shows

More than 50 percent of arrests made by the Cambridge Police Department in the first half of 2023 were of Black people — the highest proportion in at least 13 years, a newly released data set by the city reveals.

Cambridge City Hall Tower
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Checks Up on HEART, Passes Central Square Quality of Life Policy Order

The Cambridge City Council discussed non-police emergency response procedures and passed a policy order that aims to improve Central Square’s quality of life at a Monday evening meeting.

City Council Meeting
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes for Reports on City Expenses for Lawsuits Involving Cambridge Police

The Cambridge City Council voted to receive reports on lawsuits involving Cambridge police that incurred expenses for the city and heard public comments in favor of a policy order opposing Atlanta’s “Cop City” during a meeting Monday evening.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
City Politics

At First Cambridge City Council Election Forum, Candidates Clash Over Building Emissions

Sixteen candidates for the Cambridge City Council convened over Zoom Sunday evening to discuss environmental building regulations and the implementation of a new renewable energy system among a swath of pressing urban issues.

Narcan to be Available at Harvard Square MBTA Station
Student Groups

Amid Boston Overdose Crisis, a Pair of Harvard Students Are Bringing Narcan to the Red Line

Sajeev S. Kohli ’23 and Jay P. Garg ’24 launched a project to provide three boxes of Narcan at every MBTA Red Line station as part of a 12 to 18-month pilot study. The state legislature voted in July to commit $95,000 in funding to its implementation along the Red Line.

Cambridge Education Association Pin
Cambridge City Council

As Cambridge Students Return to Class, Teachers Union Remains Without New Contract

The Cambridge Educators Association is without a contract after negotiations with the Cambridge School Committee failed to reach a new agreement ahead of the previous contract’s expiration on Aug. 31 — meaning talks will continue into the new school year.