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Council Updates: A Busy May Ahead

All: It’s May – it’s a full month and it’s spring — almost summer, given this weekend’s weather. The news alternates between hopeful (unemployment is down, people are able to gather outside) and devastating (murders fueled by hate in Buffalo, wild fires fueled by climate crisis). Always breathe and don’t despair, or the bad side …

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Happy Earth Month! CCWG Report Out

All: Great news! Starting today, most of Harvard Square is pedestrian only! And the Dance Party will happen every month, in a different place! And the rat problem has been solved by baiting traps with birth control for rodents! And Angela Merkel is coming out of retirement to be our next City Manager!   Alas, those are …

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Time for Spring: Council Updates

All: Spring will spring this weekend, and with two full years of Covid behind us, the hope is that we can continue to open up and have in person gatherings – while being aware and taking appropriate safety measures. The state and city Covid response has led to a lifting of mask mandates and continued …

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Brief Update – Important Meetings

All: This week has been full – some summaries below of two recent important meetings. The city is also in the midst of gathering public input into the City Manager search process. Vice Mayor Mallon, as Chair of the Government Operations Committee, is leading the effort and has been working nonstop getting the word out. …

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Council Updates, City Manager Search and Climate Action Come Alive

All: February is here! Black History Month – when there are many events and activities to ensure that we broaden our understanding of history. As with Women’s History (next month), the reason for this calling out of Black History is because history has underreported, neglected, ignored, and dismissed the contributions of African American/Black/BIPOC people … …

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