Coronavirus 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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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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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 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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State Politics

As Eviction Moratorium Clock Runs Out, Local Legislators Push for Extension

As Massachusetts’s eviction moratorium is set to end in less than one month, state lawmakers are continuing to push for an extension.

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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

Commonwealth Wine School Splashes into Harvard Square

Commonwealth Wine School — which offers wine classes ranging from tastings to multi-year certification programs — opened for in-person classes this month at the Garage in Harvard Square.

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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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Square Business

Rodney’s Bookstore Turns the Page on Central Square Location

Rodney’s Bookstore in Central Square will close this fall and reopen at a new location yet to be determined, according to its owner, Shaw Taylor.

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Harvard Affiliates Protest Appeals Court Decision Eliminating Humanitarian Protections for Some Immigrants

Close to 75 people, including multiple Harvard affiliates, gathered in front of Government Center in Boston on Tuesday to protest a court ruling that allowed the Trump administration to end protections for approximately 300,000 immigrants shielded from deportation under the Temporary Protected Status program.

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Advocates Say City-Run Homeless Facility Not Enough To Keep People Sheltered for this Winter

The City of Cambridge plans to keep its temporary emergency homeless shelter in operation for the next 20 months, though housing advocates say the city’s inability to expand the shelter’s capacity will leave more people sleeping outside this winter.

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West Nile Virus Emerges as a 'High Risk' in Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, and Watertown

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, bringing the state’s total case count in 2020 to seven.

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Cambridge Police Department Investigates Twitter Account Linked to Lieutenant

The Cambridge Police Department is investigating “deeply disturbing” social media activity allegedly linked to a lieutenant in the police force that appears to make light of police brutality.

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With Weeks Until Census Deadline, Cambridge Races to Collect Responses

As the country adapts to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the response deadline for the decennial U.S. census closes in, the self-response rate for Massachusetts sits just under 70 percent.

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Harvard Square

Family of Harvard Square Crash Victim Launch Fundraiser to Cover Funeral Expenses

The family of the victim of a fatal August crash in Harvard Square is raising funds to cover funeral expenses, with help from two local government officials.