For a city of just over 100,00 residents, Cambridge boasts a surprising number of media outlets dedicated to covering local news, with little if any paid staff.
One thing is certain: Nadeem A. Mazen is not a traditional politician.
Cambridge City Council waded into broader state and national issues at its meeting this Monday, passing two resolutions—one questioning the Massachusetts State Seal and the other admonishing recent North Carolina legislation regarding the BGLTQ community.
In a contentious debate harkening back to last year’s election, the Cambridge City Council sent a resolution to committee which could potentially institute municipal lobbying regulations.
Sage Cannabis is one step closer to opening its proposed medical marijuana dispensary in Cambridge following a televised hearing in which city councillors questioned the company’s CEO regarding the safety of his proposed site.
Cambridge residents will soon be able to legally purchase medical marijuana if Sage Cannabis has its way. The dispensary company has leased a location near Harvard Square, but faces a hazy road ahead because of Cambridge zoning laws.
The Cambridge City Council was divided as members debated a $4.5 million proposed renovation to Harvard Square’s Out of Town News Kiosk and surrounding plaza at the council’s weekly meeting on Monday evening.
With increasing rates of fatal heroin and opioid-related overdoses in Cambridge, City Councillors are discussing policies that may help alleviate the growing epidemic, including expanding funding for treatments and supporting statewide legislation.
In a resolution passed unanimously, the Council reiterated its “strong support” for the efforts to gain collective bargaining rights for graduate students at Harvard.
Taxis in Greater Boston have recently partnered with “Curb,” a ride-hailing app similar to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, in an effort to remain competitive.
Cambridge officials have begun the process of forming a sister city relationship with Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, after the passage of a City Council order last month.
Cambridge residents saw double digit percentage increases in property values and rent for homes and apartments last year—a sharp rise that has City Council officials debating how to soften the blow.
The Cambridge City Council tabled a resolution to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year in as many meetings, on Monday
Students and alumni expressed concern for the potential shuttering of MBTA late night service following last week’s public meeting at Cambridge City Hall.
In a resolution passed last month, Cambridge’s City Council publicly denounced the right-wing media organization Breitbart.com for spreading what it called “anti-Muslim libel” after the outlet published an article asserting that a City councillor has ties to the Islamic militant group Hamas.