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Cambridge Elections Voter’s Guide 2023

This Tuesday, Cantabrigians will elect nine city councilors and six at-large School Committee members to lead the city and its school system for the next two years. Before you cast your vote, read The Crimson’s guide to the candidates and some of the defining issues of the race, including public safety, transportation infrastructure, and climate policy.

Cambridge Police Robert W. Healy Public Safety Committee
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Candidates Push Public Safety, Policing Reforms Ahead of Tuesday’s Election

As Cambridge voters head to the polls Tuesday, policing and public safety remain top of mind for voters and candidates alike. Cambridge politics have been dominated by the issue of public safety ever since Cambridge police shot and killed 20-year-old Sayed Faisal in January.

Gregg Moree

Carpenter Gregg Moree Seeks to ‘Build A Better Cambridge’ in Eighth Council Bid

Local carpenter Gregg J. Moree is running in his eighth bid for Cambridge City Council to “build a better Cambridge,” according to his website. His top priorities are education, equal pay, and integrity. Moree also prioritizes affordable housing and advocates for co-housing.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Candidates Split over Universal Algebra, Special Education Issues

Two defining issues in the Cambridge School Committee race — equitable math curriculum and inclusive special education — have juxtaposed some of the contest’s incumbents against their challengers.

Memorial Drive Weekend Closure
Cambridge City Council

Here’s How Cambridge City Council Candidates Plan to Address Climate Change

Four months after Cambridge became the first known city in the United States to require large buildings to reach net-zero emissions by 2035, environmental policy has become a key issue in the City Council race, with the majority of candidates pledging to expand legislation addressing climate change.

John Hanratty at Cambridge Citizens Coalition Event
Cambridge City Council

Entrepreneur John Hanratty Seeks Accountability in Cambridge Council Bid

Cambridge City Council candidate John Hanratty wants to “restore some trust” in the city government. For him, that starts with listening to residents and business owners.

Cambridge Bike Lane
Cambridge City Council

Separated Bike Lanes Divide Cambridge City Council Candidates Ahead of Nov. 7 Election

Cambridge’s bike lanes have emerged as a divisive topic ahead of the City Council election. While numerous candidates have championed the continued development of separated bike lanes, others have actively participated in lawsuits to halt their construction.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Council Supports Building Workers Union, Talks Single-Use Plastics Ban in Flurry of Policy Orders

In a whirlwind two-hour sprint of legislating, the Cambridge City Council discussed eight policy orders — passing seven unanimously — in its penultimate Monday meeting ahead of the city’s 2023 municipal elections.

Cambridge Municipal Elections Ballot Box
City Politics

Cambridge School Committee Candidates Discuss Special Ed, Achievement Gaps, Math in Lead Up to Election

Cambridge’s 11 candidates for the School Committee discussed their views on special education, achievement gaps, and the mathematics curriculum during various forums leading up to the Nov. 7 city municipal elections.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer

Indigenous Translations Will Be Added to Street Signs Around Cambridge

Cambridge will install new street signs with road names translated into the Massachusett language in a multi-year initiative to recognize the city’s historical ties to its Indigenous residents.

Harvard Square at Night
Harvard Square

Hundreds Haunt Harvard Square for Halloween Block Party

A Halloween block party lit up Harvard Square over the weekend, bringing live artists, excited crowds, and glowing art installations to JFK Street ahead of the holiday.

Patricia “Patty” M. Nolan '80 at CCC Event
City Politics

Patty Nolan ’80 Charts the Middle Course in Run for Third Term on Cambridge Council

In her campaign for a third term on the Cambridge City Council, Patricia M. “Patty” Nolan ’80 is framing herself as a pragmatist who is unafraid to disagree on controversial policy problems.

Joan Pickett
Cambridge City Council

Joan Pickett Aims to Push Back on Bike Lanes, Aid Small Businesses in Cambridge Council Campaign

For months, longtime Cambridge resident Joan F. Pickett faced off against the city government in court. Now, she’s seeking to join it.

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Cambridge Schools

As Cambridge Educators Remain Without Contract, Proposed Mass. Bill Would Grant Teachers Right to Strike

Locked in a contract battle with Cambridge Public Schools, the city’s teacher’s union lacks a weapon in the arsenal of nearly every other labor union: the right to strike. A bill co-sponsored by one of Cambridge’s state legislators could soon change that.

City Council
City Politics

Cambridge’s Ranked Choice Voting System, Explained

When Cambridge voters head to the polls on November 7, they will elect Cambridge City Council and School Committee members through an election system known as proportional ranked choice voting. Here’s how that works.