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Harvard Square Kiosk
Harvard Square

Out of Town News Plaza Slated for Elevator Renovation, Kiosk Restoration

The plaza at the heart of Harvard Square is under construction to both renovate the elevator outside the Harvard Square T station and restore the historic Out of Town News kiosk.

National Recovery Week
City Politics

Cambridge Recognizes National Recovery Month with Trainings, Events

National Recovery Month is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and strives to educate people about substance abuse and recovery.

Scooting into City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Scooting into City Hall

Representatives from electric scooter companies Bird and LimeBike attended a public hearing held by city officials to discuss a possible pilot scooter program.

Theater in the Square
Harvard Square

Cambridge Historical Group Delays Certifying Billionaire's Plans to Renovate Square Theater

The commission delayed granting a certificate of "appropriateness" to billionaire Gerald Chan's plans to renovate the Harvard Square Theater due to concerns over the new building's size and its proposed external video facade.

Scooting into City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Ponders Electric Scooter Program After Unexpected Summer 'Flock’ of LimeBikes and Birds

A sudden inundation of electric ride-sharing scooters so startled the City of Cambridge this summer that officials took legal action to halt their spread. Now, the city is pondering piloting an electric scooter program.

Marijuana Zoning
Cambridge City Council

Marijuana Zoning

The Cambridge Planning Board heard a recreational marijuana zoning petition from city council in late August.

Marijuana Zoning
Cambridge City Council

With Marijuana Zoning Petition, Cambridge Blazes Closer to Seeing Its First Pot Shops

The Cambridge Planning Board heard a recreational marijuana dispensaries zoning petition from the City Council at a public hearing in late August.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Race

Cambridge City Council to Sponsor Diversity Discussions In Response to Viral Video of Harvard Employee

​The Cambridge City Council plans to sponsor “community conversations” focused on diversity in response to a viral video that depicted a Harvard employee asking a neighbor with a biracial daughter if she lived in affordable housing.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Cambridge City Council

Crisis, Community, and Controversy in Cambridge: McGovern's First 150 Days

A lifelong Cantabrigian, former social worker, four-term Cambridge School Committee worker, two-term City Councillor, and Vice Mayor, McGovern has the responsibility of leading—and uniting—Cambridge for the next two years.

Mayor McGovern Name Plate
Cambridge City Council

Mayor McGovern Name Plate

Mayor Marc C. McGovern's name plate rests in the Sullivan Chamber.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Hall

Mayor Marc C. McGovern's office is located in Cambridge City Hall.

Jan Devereux
Cambridge City Council

Jan Devereux

Cambridge Vice Mayor Jan Devereux participates in a housing committee meeting on March 15.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Cambridge City Council

Mayor Marc McGovern

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern, inaugurated this January, sits in his office.

Marc C. McGovern
Race

Mayor McGovern Questions CPD Actions, Says Some Police Angry With Him

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern questioned Cambridge Police Department officers' use of force during the arrest of a black Harvard undergraduate last month.

Crime

Cambridge Police Will Add Office to Monitor Racial Bias, Use of Force

Through the new office, which will be called the Office of Procedural Justice, Cambridge Police hopes to show a commitment to transparency and responsibility by analyzing citizens’ confrontations with the police.

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