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Cambridge City Hall
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Despite Outcry, Cambridge City Council Again Rejects Significant Changes to Affordable Housing Amendments

Cambridge’s Monday City Council meeting proceeded in a familiar fashion: with a public comment portion marked by outcry over a controversial proposed expansion to the Affordable Housing Overlay and a failed effort to curtail the AHO amendments.

Adrienne Klein
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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.

HGSU-UAW Cambridge Candidate Forum
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Cambridge Council Candidates Clash at Forum Hosted by Harvard Grad Student Union

Fourteen candidates for Cambridge City Council gathered at Emerson Hall in Harvard Yard for a forum organized by Harvard’s graduate student union on Tuesday night.

Frantz Pierre
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Doubling Up: Social Worker Frantz Pierre Makes Dual Runs for Cambridge Council and School Committee

For the first time in living memory, Cambridge residents will see a candidate’s name twice on their ballots in November. That name is Frantz Pierre: a social worker and lifelong Cantabrigian who is running simultaneously for Cambridge City Council and School Committee.

Dan Totten at Candidate Forum
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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.

Siddiqui Interview
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Siddiqui, in Third Bid for Cambridge Council Reelection, Pledges ‘Community Resiliency’ and Affordable Housing

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is prioritizing “community resiliency,” affordable housing, and education in her fourth run for a seat on Cambridge’s City Council.

Councilor Marc C. McGovern at 9/11 City Council Meeting
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Marc McGovern Wants to Tackle Housing Crisis ‘Directly, Aggressively, Boldly’ in Bid for Reelection

Former mayor and incumbent candidate Marc C. McGovern is running for reelection to the Cambridge City Council on his “positive track record” and desire to improve affordable housing in the city.

Federico Muchnik Speaks at Cambridge Candidate Forum
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Filmmaker Federico Muchnik Runs for Cambridge Council to Safeguard the ‘Character of the City’

Federico Muchnik is running for Cambridge City Council on a platform that advocates for affordable housing with reservations to preserve the “character of the city.” His campaign was sparked by a seven-story housing development in his own neighborhood.

Joe McGuirk
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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.

Aerial View of Cambridge City Hall
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Affordable Housing Group A Better Cambridge Endorses Nine Candidates For Cambridge City Council

Affordable housing advocacy group A Better Cambridge endorsed nine candidates for this year’s Cambridge City Council elections, the group announced last Friday.

Councilors McGovern and Toner Confer at City Council Meeting
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Cambridge City Council Votes Against Changes to Affordable Housing Overlay Amendments

The Cambridge City Council voted against revising amendments to the Affordable Housing Overlay Monday evening, rejecting language that would have prioritized housing middle-income residents and altered the policy’s approach to building height.

Cambridge City Council Candidate Forum
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Cambridge City Council Hopefuls Talk Affordable Housing at Second Candidate Forum

Exclusionary zoning, affordable housing, and tenant protections took center stage at this week’s second Cambridge City Council candidate forum Tuesday night at the Foundry in Kendall Square.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
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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.

Cambridge City Hall and Central Square
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Cambridge City Council to Vote on Taller Affordable Housing Height Maximums

The Cambridge City Council is set to vote on a controversial zoning petition that would increase the maximum height restrictions for buildings with 100 percent affordable housing — allowing for development projects as high as 15 stories in some parts of the city.

Massachusetts State House
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‘Not a Normal Court’: Biden, Mass. Leaders Condemn Supreme Court After Anti-Affirmative Action Decision

The Biden administration, Massachusetts state officials, and local Cambridge leaders have condemned the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively ban affirmative action in higher education admissions.