Working for structural changes in policy and zoning to support the arts in Cambridge
Motion over redirecting $4.1M in police funding causes council to explode in anger, accusations
Institutions with more wealth than many nations have no excuse for inaction during a pandemic
A temporary homeless shelter opened Saturday night at the War Memorial Recreation Center in Mid-Cambridge—after two weeks before city councillors and a day late after a last-minute change requiring guests to test negative for COVID-19. Results from tests at the city’s warming center for the homeless Thursday did not arrive until Saturday afternoon.
Editor's note: The following petition was drafted by Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan and is reprinted here in the public interest. Read "Cambridge Plan to Warehouse Homeless Could Spark COVID Outbreak" by DigBoston's Jason Pramas for more background.
City Council, Gov. Baker have the power to force universities—Harvard, MIT, and Lesley—and hotels to provide better alternatives
"That’s kind of the sentiment that both the government and these [smartphone] companies would like you to have—this feeling of powerlessness. And that’s the reason I try to keep a positive tone in the book."
On FlashLight, a new LP with producer Lightfoot, Flash comes strong as a solo artist, breaking beats over his knee along with stereotypes about group members going at it alone.
Living with fewer materials and less waste should, in theory, save consumers money and resources. It should also save municipalities money in the sharply rising costs of recycling and trash disposal. But waste-free options are expensive in personal time and inconvenience, especially when compared to the unparalleled convenience of the disposable economy
He speaks in three-word messages: Build the wall, drain the swamp, lock her up. We have our own three words—feed the hungry. House the homeless. Heal the sick, healthcare is a human right. And welcome the stranger.