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City Announces $3.6 Million in Small Business Relief Programs

The City of Cambridge and Cambridge Redevelopment Authority will provide $3.6 million to assist small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the city announced Tuesday.


Cambridge Forms Committee to Advise Business Reopening

The City of Cambridge announced Thursday that a Small Business Advisory Committee will advise city policymakers on how the city can safely reopen businesses forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Talks COVID-19 Response at Fast Forum

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui spoke about the challenges of leading through a crisis — as well as the “supportive” response of the City of Cambridge — in a virtual forum at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday.


City Manager Requires Cambridge Residents to Wear Masks, Per Emergency Order

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale issued an emergency order Monday requiring all people in the city to wear face masks in public places, businesses, and common areas of residential buildings during the coronavirus crisis.


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The Cambridge City Council held a special coronavirus meeting Tuesday.


City of Cambridge Modifies COVID-19 Case Reporting Amid Nursing Home Tests

The Cambridge Public Health Department will make an aggregate count of all confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in the city available online, including Cambridge residents living in nursing homes, the city announced Tuesday.


Cambridge City Council Requests New Public Health Protections for Grocery Store Workers

Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a measure requesting stricter public health regulations to protect grocery store workers during the pandemic.


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The Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday evening requesting stricter public health regulations to protect grocery store workers during the coronavirus pandemic.


City Manager Talks Cambridge Emergency Shelter, Discourages Street Closures in Council Meeting

Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale discussed developments regarding the City’s emergency COVID-19 shelter and discouraged city councilors from closing several streets to vehicular traffic during Monday’s city council meeting.


Cambridge City Council Passes Measures to Mitigate Effects of Coronavirus

The Cambridge City Council passed several measures Monday evening intended to give financial support to small businesses in Cambridge, identify potential emergency shelters, and halt in-person real estate showings during the coronavirus outbreak.


City Developers Pledge More Building as Affordable Housing Issues Persist

As a paucity of available affordable housing continues to plague the Cambridge area, the city government’s Housing Committee gathered Tuesday to assess the current outlook and discuss looming challenges.


City Council Votes to Send Housing Overlay to Ordinance Committee

The overlay — which was a key issue in the last election cycle — is a zoning proposal that would allow affordable housing developers to compete with market rates by streamlining permitting processes for housing units that are considered 100 percent affordable.


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