“We have added housing to the market over the past few years, but we haven’t made significant gains against the underlying occupancy rate.”
Municipalities brave Zoom learning curve in pandemic times.
Motion over redirecting $4.1M in police funding causes council to explode in anger, accusations
Reflections on a new grassroots political movement in formation
Another Cambridge arts institution is being pushed out of its longtime home by a greedy landlord. And once again, local artists are mobilizing to “discuss and organize for meaningful political action to support the arts” in that city—as the Facebook ...
How Cambridge can put public need before private greed
A five-hour city council hearing can really get you thinking.
As I sat watching the latest chapter in the East Cambridge courthouse saga unfold at city hall on ...
As the licensing approval process in some towns and cities has been compared to both ransom and extortion, this week the Somerville Licensing Commission, in what appears to be a statewide first, passed a measure to sidestep at least some of the insanity that hopeful legal weed growers and sellers face in Mass.
The meeting, on the whole, was constructive, and MassCann and the Friends agreed to stay in touch before, during, and after next year’s rally.
Because in a race with 26 candidates, you’ll only remember slogans
Everyone outside Cambridge thinks they understand why it’s kind of a weird place. But to truly apprehend how odd the city is, you really need to vote in one of its municipal elections. Especially this one. Where else in the area do you have a ranked choice voting ...
They poison our Facebook and Twitter feeds, struggling to channel their emotions and be heard. But while they’re willing to piss into the bottomless rhetorical ocean that is social media, they’re not willing to pull the singular lever that has measurable impact. Imagine the nerve.
We really did sit down with 27 candidates for Boston City Council—from at-large contenders to those trying for district seats—to ask about Boston Public Schools.