Budget Vote, Pride & Juneteenth

Alewife cleanup last weekend! All: This week was one of the most consequential votes of the year – the vote on our $748 million budget. I voted yes. We have an array of programs other cities would love to be able to afford and many laudatory initiatives and solid services. AND we have a number …

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My statement on recent Council Israel-Palestine policy orders

On May 25, the Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to approve a policy order that I, along with Councillors McGovern and Simmons, proposed as substitute to an earlier-proposed policy order (this link will download it as a PDF) related to city contracting and specifically Hewlett-Packard, which is tied to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. We …

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Council updates – budget hearings, vaccine clinics, a plan for congestion

All: It’s mid-May and if you haven’t walked outside lately do it today! It seems that there has been an explosion of tulips, flowering trees, fragrant lilacs and tulips.  Did I mention tulips? Send your favorite places to see glorious flowers – one of my favorites this season are owners who even invited people to peek …

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Council updates – Happy May Day!

Even Eloise the Ninja Cat took time to watch the historic speech on Wednesday with two women sitting behind the president for the first time All, Happy May! May Day is traditionally a time to celebrate the contributions of Labor – which we should celebrate and support. And May Day in my college days meant …

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Council updates- let’s divest from fossil fuels and private prisons!

All,  Happy Earth Week/Day/Month/Year!   I am working on a number of climate-related issues at the moment, and this week I am excited to introduce a policy order calling for the city to divest from fossil fuels and private prisons! The City Council has discussed the divestment of our pension fund multiple times, and as this policy …

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Council Updates – Happy Earth Day!

All: Happy Earth Day! Below are a number of events related to Earth Day – I hope you find at least one of interest. As the snow falls today, my first thought was “YAY! We need precipitation to mitigate the drought conditions.” If the snow was sticking, I’d be heading to Danehy with my toboggan….there is no …

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