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Siddiqui Interview
City Politics

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
City Politics

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.

Joe McGuirk
City Politics

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.

Cambridge City Hall Tower
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Checks Up on HEART, Passes Central Square Quality of Life Policy Order

The Cambridge City Council discussed non-police emergency response procedures and passed a policy order that aims to improve Central Square’s quality of life at a Monday evening meeting.

Vernon K. Walker Headshot
Cambridge City Council

Walker, Candidate for Cambridge Council, Pledges Affordable Housing and Climate Justice

First-time candidate Vernon K. Walker is prioritizing affordable housing, climate change, and racial justice in his bid for a seat on Cambridge’s City Council.

City Council Meeting
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Votes for Reports on City Expenses for Lawsuits Involving Cambridge Police

The Cambridge City Council voted to receive reports on lawsuits involving Cambridge police that incurred expenses for the city and heard public comments in favor of a policy order opposing Atlanta’s “Cop City” during a meeting Monday evening.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
City Politics

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.

Primal Scream

Naked and Afraid of Finals: Students Let Out Stress by Streaking Through Harvard Yard

Washing away their finals-induced stress, undergraduates stripped, screamed, and sprinted through a rainy Harvard Yard for this semester’s installment of Primal Scream.

Cambridge City Council Offices - City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Manager Unveils $882 Million Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Proposal

The Cambridge City Council discussed the fiscal year 2024 budget and a policy order requesting a zoning petition at a meeting Monday.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Announces Launch of Direct Payment Program for Eligible Low-Income Families

The City of Cambridge announced the launch of “Rise Up Cambridge,” a direct cash program to combat family poverty and income inequality, at a news conference Tuesday.

Mem Drive Rally 1
Cambridge City Council

Local Residents, Harvard Affiliates Rally to Close Memorial Drive to Vehicle Traffic Saturdays and Sundays

Cambridge residents and Harvard affiliates gathered at the John W. Weeks Bridge Saturday to rally against the decision to close Memorial Drive to traffic only on Sundays.

Mass General Hospital

Boston City Council Unanimously Votes to Support MGB Union Campaign

The Boston City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of residents and fellows organizing for official union recognition at Mass General Brigham during a council meeting Wednesday.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Exploring Options for Implementing Municipal Broadband, Per March Report

The City of Cambridge is exploring the feasibility of implementing municipal broadband for residents, according to a report released last month.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Weighs Memorial Drive Traffic Closures, Mental Health Outreach

The Cambridge City Council debated a policy order to expand Memorial Drive traffic closures and discussed an upcoming Cambridge mental health resources report at a meeting Monday.

By the Charles
Cambridge City Council

Memorial Drive Weekend Closure Rollback Prompts Criticism From Local Residents, Harvard Students

Weekend closures of Memorial Drive will return April 30, but only on Sundays, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced Monday — despite resident calls to maintain the full weekend closures of the past three years.