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Cambridge

Cambridge City Hall

Meet the Finalists to Become Cambridge’s Next City Manager

With the upcoming departure of Louis A. DePasquale in July, the search for the next Cambridge city manager — the most influential government post in the city — is well underway. The Initial Screening Committee, composed of four City Councilors and 15 Cambridge residents, has narrowed down its list of potential candidates to four finalists. The City Council will publicly interview each of the candidates on June 1 and will vote on the next city manager during its meeting on June 6.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Announces Four City Manager Finalists

Cambridge’s Initial Screening Committee announced four finalists who will move forward in the search for a new city manager earlier this month.

Yi-An Huang
Cambridge

Yi-An Huang

Yi-An Huang is a finalist candidate for Cambridge’s next City Manager.

Iram Farooq
Cambridge

Iram Farooq

Iram Farooq is a finalist candidate for Cambridge’s next City Manager.

Cheryl Watson Fisher
Cambridge

Cheryl Watson Fisher

Cheryl Watson Fisher is a finalist candidate for Cambridge’s next City Manager.

Cambridge Housing Crisis
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge’s Affordable Housing Waitlist is Over 20,000 Names Long. How Did the City Get Here?

According to the Community Development Department, in 2021, Cambridge contained about 57,500 homes. Of these, around 8,500, or about 15 percent, are considered income-restricted housing. And the waitlist for these affordable homes? More than 20,000 names long. How did Cambridge get here?

TD Bank Robbery
Crime

Harvard Square TD Bank Robbed for the Third Time in a Month

A TD Bank branch in Harvard Square was robbed Monday afternoon for the third time in the last month.

Divest Rally
Student Groups

Divest Harvard Releases Report Calling for ‘Reinvestment,’ University Governance Reform

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard — a student and alumni group that for years advocated that the University divest its endowment from fossil fuels — released a report last week calling on the school to invest more in environmental causes and local municipal governments and to reform its governing boards.

Department of Community Safety
City Politics

Cambridge Advances $3M Community Safety Department Proposal Seeking to Provide Non-Police Public Safety Alternatives

The Cambridge City Council Finance Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to advance a $3 million proposal for a planned Community Safety Department.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Begins Evaluating Candidates for Next City Manager

An initial screening committee composed of Cambridge City Councilors, representatives from community organizations, and local residents has begun meeting to evaluate candidates for Cambridge’s next city manager, the city’s most powerful government post.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall is located at 795 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge

Cambridge to Fund Third-Largest Guaranteed Income Program in the U.S.

The City of Cambridge will spend nearly $22 million of federal funding on direct payments to low-income Cambridge families, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui announced Wednesday.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall is located at 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Has $88 Million in Federal Relief Funds. Now, Officials Face a Daunting Question: Where Should it All Go?

The City of Cambridge currently has access to $88.1 million in federal funds, much of which has gone unspent. Now, the city faces the daunting task of deciding where it goes.

Alewife
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Inches Closer to Moratorium on Office and Lab Developments in Alewife

The Cambridge City Council is poised to institute a moratorium on office and lab development in the Alewife neighborhood of Cambridge for the next year and a half, allowing the city time to weigh options for rezoning in the area.

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