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Former Boston Mayor Kim Janey to Serve as Spring 2022 IOP Fellow

Kim M. Janey, who served as acting mayor of Boston for eight months last year before losing a bid for a full term, will headline the Harvard Institute of Politics’ class of Spring 2022 resident fellows.

Rats in Cambridge
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City of Cambridge Searches for Rat Liaison to Combat Rodent Scourge

The Cambridge City Council is seeking a rodent control liaison to spearhead a response to the rising rodent population in the city.

Cambridge Chronicle
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Decimated by Corporate Cutdowns, Cambridge Chronicle Loses Veteran Editor

Following the departure last month of the Cambridge Chronicle’s editor and only full-time journalist, Amy Saltzman, former employees and residents have expressed doubts about the future of the U.S.’s oldest surviving weekly newspaper.

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Michelle Wu ’07 Inaugurated as Boston’s 56th Mayor

Michelle Wu ’07 was sworn in as the first female and person of color elected mayor by the city of Boston during a brief ceremony in the Boston City Council chamber Tuesday.

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‘Deeply Disappointed’: Harvard-Allston Task Force Calls on Bacow to Increase Collaboration

The Harvard-Allston task force penned a letter Wednesday to University President Lawrence S. Bacow calling for greater “accountability” and outreach around Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus development.

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City Council Debates Contentious Measure to Limit Campaign Donations by Developers

The Cambridge City Council debated the latest proposed changes to campaign finance in city politics on Monday night.

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Future Looks ‘Bright’ for Cambridge Post-Election, Residents and Councilors Say

Following the conclusion of a contentious campaign for Cambridge City Council, candidates and residents said they are optimistic about the future of the city’s leadership.

IOP
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IOP Hosts Second-Ever 'Day of Civic Action'

The Institute of Politics hosted its second ever “Day of Civic Action” on Tuesday in an effort to bolster civic participation among students at the College.

Michelle Wu Election Night Event
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Michelle Wu Election Night Event

Michelle Wu ’07 — who became the first woman and person of color elected mayor in Boston history — takes the stage at her election night event in Boston Tuesday evening.

Michelle Wu Election Night Event
City Politics

Harvard Alum Michelle Wu ’07 Elected Boston’s 56th Mayor

Boston City Councilor and Harvard alum Michelle Wu ’07 will become Boston’s 56th mayor, the first woman and person of color elected in the city’s history, following a decisive victory over City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George Tuesday.

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Seven Incumbents, Two Challengers Secure Seats in 2021 Cambridge City Council Election

At 1:06 a.m. Wednesday morning — more than five hours after the polls closed in Cambridge — the city’s election commission announced the results of the city council election: seven incumbents would keep their seats and two challengers would join them.

Michelle Wu Student Forum
City Politics

‘You Are the Powerhouse’: Boston Mayoral Candidates Make Final Pitches to Young Voters

With only a day before polls open in the Boston mayoral election, candidates Michelle Wu ’07 and Annissa Essaibi George are making their final appeals to voters, with a focus on getting out the youth vote.

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Harvard-Allston Task Force Raises Concerns over Enterprise Research Campus Development

The Harvard-Allston task force filed a 25-page comment letter with the Boston Planning Development Agency last week raising concerns over the development of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus project in Allston.

Cambridge City Hall

City Council Election Voter’s Guide 2021

Cambridge residents will head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect nine city councilors through a ranked choice voting system. Nineteen candidates, including eight incumbents and 11 challengers, are vying for one of the nine at-large seats. The Crimson broke down their views on affordable housing, transportation, climate change, and more.

Ilan Levy
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Ilan Levy Focuses on Engagement, Interdependence in Fourth Council Run

After unsuccessful campaigns in 2015, 2017, and 2019, Ilan Levy, a software engineer, is focusing on bringing together Cantabrigians in his fourth run for City Council this year.

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