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Yi-An Huang ’05
City Politics

Yi-An Huang ’05 Selected by Council to Serve as Cambridge’s Next City Manager

The Cambridge City Council selected Yi-An Huang ’05 to serve as the next city manager on Monday, concluding a months-long search to hire the city’s next top official.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Iram Farooq

City Manager Finalist Iram Farooq — the only candidate currently working in the city government — describes Cambridge in her candidate questionnaire as “a mecca of learning, an engine of innovation, of commerce, and economic opportunity.” All of this, she writes, makes Cambridge “uniquely positioned to lead.”

Yi-An Huang
City Politics

Yi-An Huang

City Manager Finalist Yi-An Huang ’05 — if appointed in June — said he hopes to spur Cambridge to “be more ambitious and act with greater urgency.”

City Council Meeting
City Politics

Norman Khumalo

City Manager Finalist Norman Khumalo said he is driven to Cambridge as a “community in transition” in his candidate questionnaire. Cambridge, he wrote, is “pursuing contemporary ideals and in some cases losing ground on gains achieved in the past.”

Cheryl Watson Fisher
City Politics

Cheryl Watson Fisher

Affordable housing, climate change, universal pre-K, and equity — these are just a few of the issues that Cambridge City Manager Finalist Cheryl Watson Fisher said she hopes to tackle if appointed in June.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge Announces Four City Manager Finalists

Cambridge’s Initial Screening Committee announced four finalists who will move forward in the search for a new city manager earlier this month.

City Council Meeting
City Politics

Proposal to Limit Memorial Drive Weekend Closures to Sundays Sparks Resident Backlash

Cambridge City Councilors debated a proposed policy order limiting the weekend closures of Memorial Drive to Sundays during its meeting Monday night. In advance of the meeting, a petition circulated by Cambridge Bicycle Safety collected nearly 2,200 signatures in opposition to the change.

Cambridge Housing Crisis
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge’s Affordable Housing Waitlist is Over 20,000 Names Long. How Did the City Get Here?

According to the Community Development Department, in 2021, Cambridge contained about 57,500 homes. Of these, around 8,500, or about 15 percent, are considered income-restricted housing. And the waitlist for these affordable homes? More than 20,000 names long. How did Cambridge get here?

Siddiqui Interview
City Politics

Moving Beyond ‘Pandemic Mayor’: Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui Talks Goals for Second Term

With her second term well underway, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui said in a Thursday interview that she hopes to break out of the mold of “pandemic mayor.”

Siddiqui Interview
Cambridge City Council

Siddiqui Interview

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge Schools

After Two Years, Cambridge Neighborhood Service Project Returns to In-Person Programming

Cambridge’s Neighborhood Service Project, an initiative offering young people the opportunity to collaborate on community service projects, began its yearly programming this month — its first in-person cycle since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trolley Bus
Cambridge

MBTA to Replace Route 71 and 73 Trolley Buses Next Week

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will replace the Route 71 and 73 trolley buses with diesel-hybrid buses beginning next week.

Rat Garbage Cans
City Politics

Cambridge to Distribute New Trash Carts to All Residents in June

Cambridge’s Department of Public Works will be distributing new trash carts to “all buildings where the City collects their trash” in June to replace residents’ current trash barrels.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge to Lift Indoor Mask Mandate in March

Cambridge will lift its indoor mask mandate on March 14, the city announced Wednesday.

IOP
IOP

Former Biden, Trump Pollsters Discuss the 2022 Midterms at IOP Forum

A pair of top political pollsters said Tuesday that the fast-moving foreign policy crisis in Ukraine and the uncertain trajectory of Covid-19 in the United States have cast uncertainty over the 2022 midterm elections, which will shape the latter half of President Joe Biden’s first term.

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