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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 Politics

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Cambridge City Council

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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HUPD

City of Cambridge Publishes Manual on Trauma-Informed Policing Initiative

The City of Cambridge published a manual this month outlining its trauma-informed policing initiative and offering guidance on how to implement a similar program in municipalities around the country.

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Cambridge Maintaining Six Voter Drop Boxes for November Election

The City of Cambridge Election Commission has installed five additional voting drop box locations to ensure an efficient collection of ballots in the upcoming state and presidential election.

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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 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

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

Cambridge Strengthens Emergency Mask Order in Response to Infection Rate Increase

The City of Cambridge will require everyone over the age of two to wear face masks in indoor common areas and all outdoor spaces starting Oct. 2.

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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 of Cambridge Orders Restaurants Limit Party Size to Six

The City of Cambridge issued a temporary emergency order last week requiring additional safety standards for local restaurants beginning September 28.

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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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Cambridge

Cambridge Extends Meal Program for the Homeless Through End of the Year

The City of Cambridge announced Monday that it will extend its partnership program with local restaurants to provide meals to homeless residents until December 31.

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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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