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Several Cambridge politicians have proposed measures to increase the amount of affordable housing in the city.


Cambridge Affordable Housing Overlay Has Tentative Majority Approval Among Elected Councilors

A large enough majority of Cambridge City Councilors elected Nov. 5 support the city’s proposed affordable housing overlay in its current form that the council may now be able to pass the long-debated legislation into law.


Waiting for Results

Patrick C. Braga, a student at the Graduate School of Design, checks the results for each precinct. As precincts reported to the Election Commission, the top candidates were posted in the hallway of the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center.


Preliminary Results Show Seven Incumbents, Two Challengers Elected in City Council Race

Preliminary vote counts show seven incumbents and two challengers were victorious in the race for Cambridge’s nine City Council seats, the Cambridge Election Commission announced late Tuesday night.


Harvard Grad Student Union Creates Voter Guide Ahead of Local Elections

Harvard’s graduate student union released a voting guide Thursday that includes information about candidates running in the upcoming municipal elections in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, which take place Nov. 5.


City Council Candidates Open Forum

Candidates for Cambridge City Council speak at an open forum hosted by the Cambridge Citizens Coalition on Sunday night.


Cambridge City Council Candidates Look to Woo Harvard Students

As Cambridge’s City Council election draws closer, some candidates have begun pitching their campaigns to Harvard students in the hopes that they might appeal to students’ interests and gain their support.


Cambridge Candidates Climate Change Forum

Cambridge city council candidates discuss their plans to address climate change locally. Voters gathered to learn more about the candidates' strategies to respond to this issue.


27th Annual Cambridge Carnival Cancelled Following Threats of Gun Violence

The 27th annual Cambridge Carnival will not occur this year due to heightened safety concerns. The decision shortly followed a series of shootings — one of which was fatal — that occurred within 10 hours of each other near Boston’s Caribbean Carnival Parade.


Cambridge City Council Votes Down Mixed Housing Development Amendment

Participants in Monday’s Cambridge City Council meeting disagreed over a controversial petition that would amend existing zoning plans on New Street to add affordable housing units.


City Council Candidates Discuss Affordable Housing at Public Forum

“We wanted to put the forum on as an opportunity to educate voters about what candidates feel on housing and what they think they would want to do to really address our housing crisis problems,” ABC Co-Chair Alexandra Markiewicz said.


McGovern and Simmons Most Favored On Cambridge City Council Per Resident Survey

Among other issues, crimes, drugs and opioids, and homeslessness all polled at a lower level of concern than bikes and bike lanes.


Twenty-Two to Vie for City Council Seats in November

Championing issues from immigrant rights to affordable housing to the environment, 22 candidates have officially declared their candidacy for Cambridge City Council, the city’s election commission announced Friday.


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