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Ayumi Nagatomi

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City Politics

Flat Tires: How A Divisive Debate Over Cambridge Bike Lanes Left Everyone Unsatisfied

As construction slowly moves forward on bike lanes, the physical separation on a growing number of Cambridge streets has come to represent a bitter division in the city’s politics — and many in the city are at a loss for how it can be bridged.

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Cambridge City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Pro-Palestine Protesters at Harvard, MIT

The Cambridge City Council passed a resolution urging Harvard, MIT, and the Cambridge Police Department to respect the right of pro-Palestine students to protest during a Monday meeting.

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang '05
City Politics

Cambridge City Manager Huang Acknowledges ‘Difficult Trade-Offs’ Following Contentious Bike Lane Vote

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 acknowledged the many “horrendous accidents” that have impacted Cambridge’s bikers, but said the passage of a controversial proposal to extend Cambridge’s bike lane expansion deadline reflected a need to make tough decisions on the city’s most contested political issue.

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Cambridge City Council

In 5-4 Vote, Cambridge City Council Approves Controversial Bike Lane Delay

The Cambridge City Council narrowly approved a controversial proposal to delay a construction deadline for Cambridge’s bike lane network early Tuesday morning.

Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons at Cambridge City Council Meeting
City Politics

Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons Urges Caution Against Bike Lane Expansion

Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons cautioned against the rapid expansion of bike lanes at the expense of small businesses and senior citizens.

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City Politics

Housing, Government Accountability Among Top Council Priorities for New Term

The Cambridge City Council finalized term priorities with city officials and discussed ways to improve the City’s transparency and accountability at a special meeting Thursday.

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City Politics

‘MegaCambridge’: City Councilor Calls to Annex Boston in $5,000 April Fools’ Joke

Cambridge City Councilor Burhan Azeem has a “400-year-old grudge against Boston” — and it’s no laughing matter.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Takes Next Step in Pilot Program to Make MBTA Bus Route 1 Fare-Free

The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed a policy order on Monday asking City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 to work with the MBTA and the City of Boston to implement a fare-free Route 1 bus program.

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City Politics

Tensions Flare At City Council Meeting Over Central Square Lots Study, Starlight Closure

Cambridge City Councilors expressed frustration over the recent Central Square Lots Study during a City Council meeting on Monday.

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Middlesex Superior Court Rules for Cambridge in Bike Lane Lawsuit

A state judge allowed the City of Cambridge’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the city’s bicycle lane expansion as illegal on Monday.

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City Council Unlikely to Prohibit Foreign Policy Discussions Following Ceasefire Resolution

A Cambridge City Council committee opposed a proposal to limit the body from considering foreign policy issues at a Monday committee meeting, following months of pressure from local activists to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Bike Lanes
City Politics

Cambridge Residents’ Division over Bike Lane Expansion Continues

The debate over bike lane expansion continued to swirl in Cambridge following the release of a long-awaited economic impact report conducted by the City Manager’s Office.

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City Politics

Cambridge City Council Discusses Bike Lanes, Racial and Gender Disparities in Contracting

The Cambridge City Council passed a policy order against racial and gender disparities in city contracts and discussed a report on the economic impacts of bike lanes during a Monday meeting.

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City Politics

Cambridge Announces Digital Navigator Pilot Program

Cambridge will launch a pilot program helping low-income residents access affordable internet services and technological support, the city announced Tuesday.

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City Politics

Cambridge Residential Survey Shows Affordable Housing is Residents’ Top Priority

Cambridge residents named affordable housing as their top priority and gave the city government a 69 percent approval rating, according to the city’s annual Resident Satisfaction Survey.