Proposal to close some streets during the Covid19 pandemic to increase open space for residents

Update from Councillor Patricia Nolan:  On March 30, the Cambridge City Council had two policy orders about closing some streets – one about Memorial Drive and one about selecting streets across the city – during the Covid19 emergency.  I was happy to work with colleagues Mayor Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Mallon and Councillors Carlone, Sobrinho-Wheeler and …

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Walking Streets, Emergency Shelter for Homeless, and Additional Resources

Hospital beds lined up at a reserve field hospital set up in Yale’s Lanman Center (Photo credit: Dan Renzetti) Hi all,  As Cambridge absorbs the news of our first death of a resident from COVID-19, we should all remember to take time to deal with our feelings of fear, uncertainty and concern. One of the …

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Coping with COVID-19

Update from Councillor Nolan: With the rapidly developing coronavirus crisis, I thought it would be important to send an update today on what we know and some resources. Thanks to Katie Porter and other leaders like her taking action on behalf of the American people to keep us safe Thanks to Katie Porter and other …

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3/9/20 Update from Councillor Nolan

Hi All!   No Council meeting this week, as most of us are in Washington DC for the National League of Cities conference. I arrived yesterday – International Women’s Day – and headed for the Belmont-Paul house, a national park service monument of Equal Rights.  A good reminder of the long fight to achieve equality for women. …

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2/10/20 Update from Councillor Nolan

Lovin’ the title, lovin’ the job! It’s been about one month since I took office as Cambridge City Councillor and I am thrilled to have this new role! I intend to send weekly communications on city issues, upcoming council votes, and work I am doing. If you don’t want to receive these emails, simply click …

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School Committee Motion: Montessori, Bi-Lingual and Data-Driven Decision-Making

In my final months on School Committee, I have been hard at work for the wellbeing of students and parents and for our school system’s effectivness.  Please see the message below; it’s about the configuration of our schools so they will better meet student and family needs.  It’s also about using data to drive our …

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Thank You Cambridge!

I’m so excited about my solid victory in the Council election. Thank you, Cambridge! Look here for the detailed round-by-round statistics on the rank-choice voting. I’m honored to have been elected, and so pleased that it was decisive. I understand that you elected me for my emphasis on: listening to all views; use of sound …

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