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Harvard Square

Cambridge Ordinance Committee to Present Conservation District Report to Full City Council

The Cambridge City Council’s Ordinance Committee held a public hearing to discuss the Harvard Square Conservation District Study Committee Report.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Plans to Open Warming Center at Reduced Capacity in December

The City of Cambridge will open its warming center at a reduced capacity of 30 guests on Dec. 1 as a temporary shelter space option for homeless individuals this winter.

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City Council Discusses 2022 Budget Allocations, Bike and Pedestrian Safety, and COVID-19 Cases in Cambridge

The City of Cambridge held a meeting Monday to discuss policy orders about the city budget and bike safety, as well as update residents on measures taken to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Cambridge City Council Passes Affordable Housing Overlay, Smoothing Permits for Low-Cost Units

The Cambridge City Council passed a measure that would expedite permits for affordable housing developers.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Activists Advocate for ‘Community Safety Response Program’ as Alternative to Police Department

A group of Cambridge activists are calling for a “community safety response program” grounded in rehabilitation as an alternative to local police amid a nationwide reckoning with law enforcement.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Delays Entering Step Two of Phase Three of Mass. Reopening Plan

The City of Cambridge announced Friday it will delay entering Step Two of Phase Three of Massachusetts’s reopening plan, after determining it would likely lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Cambridge.

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Cambridge City Council Holds Special Meeting for Pandemic Updates

The City of Cambridge held a special meeting Tuesday to update residents on its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cambridge City Council

COVID-19, Policing Alternatives, and Housing Top Cambridge City Councillors’ Agendas in the Upcoming Year

As Cambridge moves into the fall and winter seasons, supporting local businesses, expanding affordable housing, and confronting racism and police violence remain top of mind for city leaders, two members of the Cambridge City Council say.

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City Politics

City Council Approves 18-Month Extension of City Manager’s Contract

The Cambridge City Council approved an 18-month extension of City Manager Louis A. DePasquale’s contract in a 6-3 vote at a meeting Monday evening.

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Harvard Square

Safety Advocates Hold 'Ghost Bike' Memorial Service for Square Cycling Victim

Bicycle safety activists held a memorial service for Darryl Willis, the victim of a fatal August cycling accident in Harvard Square, on Saturday.

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Race

City Council Evaluates Disaster Relief Fund, Seeks Additional Support for Minority-Owned Businesses

The Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday evening requesting city personnel to support Black and minority business owners applying for financial assistance from the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund.

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Harvard Square

Cambridge Will Fast-Track Pedestrian Safety Measures Following Fatal Harvard Square Crash

The city of Cambridge plans to expedite a number of planned pedestrian safety measures — including a separated bike line — following a fatal crash in Harvard Square last week.

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Cambridge Ordinance Committee Recommends Affordable Housing Overlay to City Council

The Cambridge Ordinance Committee voted Wednesday evening to recommend an affordable housing overlay zoning petition to the Cambridge City Council.

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Cambridge Implements Dropboxes for Mail-In Ballots Amid U.S. Postal Service Turmoil

As the September Massachusetts state primary and the November presidential election approach, Cambridge officials said they are working to address concerns from residents about the security and safety of voting amid the coronavirus pandemic and growing controversies surrounding the United States Postal Service.

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