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Cambridge City Hall Tower
Harvard Square

As Cambridge Emergency Shelter Struggles to Meet Needs, Chelsea Nonprofit Provides Resources to Families

La Colaborativa, an immigrant social service organization in Chelsea, opened a walk-in day services center on Tuesday for families staying in the state-run emergency homeless shelter in Cambridge, which has struggled to transition its residents into permanent housing.

Bike Lanes
City Politics

Cambridge Residents’ Division over Bike Lane Expansion Continues

The debate over bike lane expansion continued to swirl in Cambridge following the release of a long-awaited economic impact report conducted by the City Manager’s Office.

Harvard Red Line Station Charlie Card Machines
Student Life

‘Please Add Them’: Students Report Issues With Using HUIDs as CharlieCards

Harvard University undergraduate IDs are supposed to work as CharlieCards for the MBTA. But some Harvard students have reported issues with the system.

Cambridge Ellis Pre-K School
Cambridge City Council

No More Baby Steps: Cambridge Universal Pre-K Launches After 30-Year Effort

After three decades of discussion, Cambridge’s universal preschool program is finally set to debut.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Maps Agenda For Term, Announces New Role for Climate Sustainability

The Cambridge City Council convened a special meeting Tuesday with city officials to set term priorities and announce the creation of a new position focused on climate resilience.

Cambridge City Hall
Harvard in the City

Harvard Updates Cambridge on Construction and Climate Initiatives in 27th ‘Town Gown’ Report

Harvard discussed its developments in Cambridge and Allston and sustainability efforts during its 27th annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday evening.

Interior of CRLS
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Public Schools Closed Tuesday for Snowstorm

Cambridge Public Schools will be closed tomorrow in anticipation of Tuesday’s snow storm, according to Cambridge Public Schools spokesperson Sujata Wycoff.

Cambridge Police Car
Crime

Cambridge Police Department Warns of Increased Housebreaks

The Cambridge Police Department warned of an “emerging pattern of housebreaks” and provided crime prevention and safety tips in a citywide alert sent on Friday.

Cambridge Community Safety Department
Crime

Cambridge Unarmed Emergency Response Team to Launch in March

The Cambridge Safety Department’s unarmed emergency response team will launch in March after months of training, the director of the department Liz M. Speakman said at a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday evening.

Cambridge City Hall in the Summer
City Politics

Cambridge’s Landmark Affordable Housing Policy, Explained

The 2019 election cycle in Cambridge was defined by the introduction of the Affordable Housing Overlay, an ambitious — and hotly contested — proposal to expand and expedite the construction of affordable housing across the city.

Cambridge City Hall From Above
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge LGBTQ+ Housing Task Force Launches 2024 Resident Survey

The City of Cambridge LGBTQ+ Friendly Housing Task Force released their 2024 survey last Thursday to collect data from LGBTQ Cambridge residents on how to improve their housing options.

Graham & Parks School
Cambridge Schools

Graham & Parks Parents Allege Poor Communication From Principal Amid Investigation

Parents of Graham & Parks students said they had deep concerns about a lack of transparency from school administration, including Principal Kathleen M. Smith. In response to the criticism, Cambridge Public Schools engaged a law firm to probe toxicity allegations against Smith.

Cambridge City Hall and Central Square
City Politics

Cambridge Announces Digital Navigator Pilot Program

Cambridge will launch a pilot program helping low-income residents access affordable internet services and technological support, the city announced Tuesday.

Cambridge City Hall Tower
City Politics

Cambridge Police Alternative HEART ‘Baffled’ Over Contract Delays

After more than a year of negotiations with Cambridge city leadership, the Holistic Emergency Alternative Response Team remains puzzled by the lack of progress in contract negotiations with the city.

Cambridge Police Car
Crime

Hearings for Suspected Customers of Cambridge Brothel Will Be Public

Hearings on whether there is probable cause to criminally charge alleged customers of a high-end brothel — including professors and elected officials — must be held in public, the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County ruled Friday.

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