Cambridge City Council
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.
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 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.
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.
Cambridge City Council members Alanna M. Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, and Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler say shifting the Council’s priorities toward the coronavirus pandemic has been frustrating, but necessary.
City Councilor Nolan Submits Order to Aid Local Restaurants by Restricting Delivery App Commission Fees
Cambridge City Councilor Patricia M. Nolan ’80 submitted a policy order Saturday to aid local restaurants relying on food delivery apps to support their operations.
The Cambridge City Council held a meeting Tuesday to update residents on the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as the city’s efforts to mitigate its effects.
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 unanimously approved a measure requesting stricter public health regulations to protect grocery store workers during the pandemic.
Cambridge will open the War Memorial Recreation Center beginning Tuesday as an emergency shelter to house homeless residents during the ongoing pandemic.
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 Measure Asking Landlords to Give Residents Leeway Amid Coronavirus Crisis
The Cambridge City Council greenlit a measure on Monday that encourages city landlords to give breaks to their tenants amid the coronavirus crisis.
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.
The City of Cambridge announced the cancellation of all “non-essential” city meetings and the closure of all public schools Thursday.
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.
At the start of their terms, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and Vice Mayor Alanna M. Mallon reflected on their decision to run for the city’s top offices and their plans for the City Council moving forward.
Cambridge will now accept and process bids for recreational cannabis businesses after a judge ruled the city must do so, according to a Feb. 20 announcement.
The Cambridge City Council recently approved a measure that advises police not to arrest unlicensed drivers in Cambridge in an effort to protect undocumented immigrants.
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.