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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Candidates Talk Standardized Tests, Teacher Pay at Forum

School Committee candidates gathered at the Cambridge Public Library to debate the future of the Cambridge Public School District at a Wednesday evening forum.

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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.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Advances Motion Expanding Algebra 1 Across Cambridge Middle Schools

The Cambridge School Committee referred a motion to establish Algebra 1 education in all eighth grade classrooms by 2025 to the district‘s superintendent on Tuesday, as students returned to classes for the 2023-24 academic year.

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‘Never Felt More Proud’: Harvard Students Join Tens of Thousands Running in 2023 Boston Marathon

Harvard undergraduates joined tens of thousands of runners from across the globe to complete the 127th Boston Marathon on Monday, starting from Hopkinton — a town in the MetroWest — and moving toward the finish line in Boston’s Copley Square.

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Harvard Med School Instructor to Serve as Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Harvard Medical School instructor Robert H. Goldstein will serve as the next Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the DPH announced in a press release Monday.

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Advancing to State House, Boston Rent Control Proposal Remains Up in the Air

The Boston City Council passed last month a rent control measure to limit annual rent increases to 10 percent, advancing a proposal drafted by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 to the State Legislature.

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MBTA in ‘Crisis’: Mass Slowdowns Frustrate Riders, Add to T’s Woes

Boston-area commuters are facing a slew of new slowdowns and service disruptions on the T as a regular state inspection of the Red Line track in early March led to emergency, system-wide speed restrictions.

Student Life

Boston Appoints New ‘Night Czar’ to Improve Nightlife, But Skepticism Remains Over City’s Social Scene

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 appointed Corean Reynolds as Boston’s first director of nightlife economy in February, calling the new position a part of her administration’s plan to help the city’s economy bounce back from the challenges of the pandemic.

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Harvard Graduate School of Design Graduate Tapped as Vice Chair of Civic Design Commission

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 announced the appointment of Linda Eastley, an alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, to the vice chair of the Boston Civic Design Commission in late February.

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Harvard Square

MBTA Ceiling Panel Falls and Nearly Strikes Rider, Prompting System-Wide Inspection

After a ceiling panel fell and nearly hit a rider at the Harvard Square station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line Wednesday afternoon, the transit system began an audit of all similar panels on Friday.

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‘Evolving’ Boston Pride Returns Under New Leadership

Boston Pride for the People will be hosting the first Boston Pride parade and festival since 2019 this June, bringing back the event after the previous group — the Boston Pride Committee — dissolved and left the city without a parade in 2022.

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City Politics

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 Names Members of City Reparations Task Force

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 announced the 10 members of the newly-formed Reparations Task Force to “study the lasting impacts of slavery in Boston,” according to a Feb. 7 press release.

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Lech and Specht Vow to ‘Free Harvard’ if Elected

Harvard Undergraduate Association presidential candidates Zachary J. Lech ’24 and Ivan O.A. Specht ’24 said, if elected, they aim to “free Harvard” by improving mental health resources, affordability, and social life.

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City Politics

Allston Residents Express Skepticism over Wu’s BPDA Reforms

Following a Jan. 25 announcement by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 of her plans to reform the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Allston advocates expressed skepticism over whether the changes would substantially benefit their neighborhood.

IOP Reparations Forum

Academics and Advocates Discuss Reparations for Slavery at Harvard IOP Forum

Scholars and activists discussed reparatory justice movements for Black Americans and the legacy of reparations pioneer Callie House at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.