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Cambridge City Council Maps Agenda For Term, Announces New Role for Climate Sustainability

The Cambridge City Council convened a special meeting Tuesday with city officials to set term priorities and announce the creation of a new position focused on climate resilience.

Cambridge City Hall and Central Square
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.

Cambridge City Hall Building
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.

Cambridge City Hall Gaza Protest
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Unanimously Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed an amended resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza during a marathon Monday meeting, following weeks of criticism from activists over its failure to do so last November.

Sumbul Siddiqui at City Council Meeting
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Expected to Pass Gaza Ceasefire Resolution Monday

The Cambridge City Council is expected to pass a policy order expressing support for an “immediate, negotiated ceasefire by both Hamas and Netanyahu Administration” during its upcoming Monday meeting.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Charter Review Committee Passes Final Report Without Recommendation on Govt. Structure

The Cambridge Charter Review Committee voted to accept the committee’s final report on proposed changes to Cambridge’s government during its final meeting Tuesday — though it failed to reach an agreement on the city’s fundamental government structure.

Aerial View of Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Votes to Clear Lengthy Backlog of Policy Orders, Seek Change in New Term

The Cambridge City Council voted to clear an enormous backlog of policy orders during a Monday meeting, allowing City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 to prioritize new Council initiatives.

Harvard Medical School

Health Experts, Artists Discuss Need to Change Media Portrayals of HIV/AIDS at Harvard Medical School Panel

Health experts and artists discussed the need to change the narrative in popular media around HIV/AIDS to avoid stigma and provide true representation in a panel last Friday hosted by Harvard Medical School in recognition of World AIDS Day.

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Physics Professor Jennifer Hoffman ’99 Shatters Women’s Transcontinental Running Record

Harvard Physics professor Jennifer E. Hoffman ’99 broke the world record for the fastest trans-America run by a woman last Friday, running more than 3,000 miles in under 48 days.

Cambridge Half Marathon
Student Life

Runners and Supporters Fill Cambridge Streets at Sixth Annual Half Marathon

More than 6,700 runners and their supporters flooded First Street in Cambridge on Sunday morning for the sixth annual Cambridge Half Marathon and 5K race.