Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Harvard-Affiliated Consulting Group to Conduct ‘Equity Audit’ of Cambridge Schools’ Budgeting Process

The Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee discussed plans for an “equity audit” by a Harvard-affiliated consulting group at a joint budget meeting Monday.

Lion Dancers Raised into the Air
Visual Arts

In Photos: Lunar New Year Parade in Boston's Chinatown

On Sunday, Jan. 29, thousands attended the Lunar New Year Parade through the streets of Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The annual parade is hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, and this year’s festivities featured eight Boston-area lion dance troupes.

ManRay Club Central Square

Beloved Nightclub ManRay Parties Back Into Cambridge’s Central Square

Beloved Cambridge nightclub ManRay reopened to partygoers last Wednesday, almost 20 years after it shut down.

Sayed Faisal Protest Cambridge Police Department
Cambridge Schools

Demonstrators March to Cambridge Police Station to Demand Accountability for Killing of Sayed Faisal

Hundreds of activists, organizers, and Cambridge residents gathered Sunday for a rally at Somerville High School and a march to the Cambridge Police Department headquarters to protest the police killing of Sayed Faisal earlier this month.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

Cambridge Public Schools Establishes Sacred Spaces On All Campuses

Cambridge Public Schools established sacred spaces at each campus for students and staff to practice regular religious prayers, becoming the first public school district in New England to do so.

Sayed Faisal Protest
City Politics

City Councilors Spar Over Body Cameras, Police Oversight at Special Meeting on Shooting of Sayed Faisal

Cambridge City Councilors sparred over whether the Cambridge Police Department should implement body cameras and what role the Council should play in regulating the department at a special meeting Wednesday on the police killing of Sayed Faisal.

Michelle Wu Election Night Event
City Politics

At First State of the City Address, Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 Promises City Planning Overhaul

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 promised to overhaul the city’s urban planning strategy and build more affordable housing during her first State of the City address on Wednesday evening.

State House

Mass. Lawmakers Consider Bill Guaranteeing Medical Civil Rights in Police Encounters

Massachusetts legislators reintroduced a bill Friday to establish a civil right to request medical care during encounters with police.

Cambridge Public Library
City Politics

Cambridge Residents Call for Transparency at Inaugural Charter Review Forum

The Cambridge Charter Review Committee — tasked by the Cambridge City Council with recommending changes to the city’s charter — convened for its first public forum at the Cambridge Public Library Tuesday evening to discuss election procedures and civic engagement.

Justice for Faisal Protesters in Front of Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Protesters March Into City Hall to Demand Justice for Sayed Faisal

Protesters stormed Cambridge City Hall and marched into Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui’s office Monday evening to demand answers on the police killing of Sayed Faisal, calling on city and police officials to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting.

Faro Cafe
Harvard Square

‘A Regenerative Space’: Faro Café Lights Up the Square

Faro Café — a vibrant new coffee shop on the corner of Arrow Street — opened its doors last month, inviting passersby to step out of the cold for a hot cup of coffee.

Arts Space
City Politics

Residents Discuss Turning Central Square Home Into Cultural Center at City Council Meeting

The Cambridge City Council discussed a proposal to create a new arts center in Central Square in a Monday meeting that was later disrupted by protesters and moved online.

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge Public Schools Feature)
Cambridge Schools

New Executive Director of Special Education Talks Priorities at Cambridge Public Schools Meeting

Cambridge Public Schools welcomed Francisco Alves as its new executive director of special education during a Special Education and Student Supports subcommittee meeting on Monday evening.

Harvard Square Faisal Protest
Harvard Square

‘Faisal Deserved Help, Not Bullets’: Harvard Affiliates, Cambridge Residents Mourn Sayed Faisal at Harvard Square Protest

Politicians, academics, and Cambridge residents crowded the Harvard Square Pit Saturday as they demanded justice for Sayed Faisal, a college student who was shot and killed by a Cambridge Police Department officer on Jan. 4.

Muslim Justice League Executive Director Fatema Ahmad at Protest

Following Shooting of Sayed Faisal, Protesters Question Investigation at City-Held Meeting

Confused and frustrated Cambridge residents confronted city officials at a tense public meeting Thursday in response to the police shooting of 20-year-old Sayed Faisal.