Business as unusual – Mask up!

No winners from last week’s trivia question! Happy November!  Some good news:  the recent rain means that the state’s severe and concerning drought has lessened.  Our area of the state is still in moderate drought – let’s hope the trend continues.  And I hope that the next time we face similar conditions that the city …

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Council updates – Election is here! Send thoughts on a policy order

All:  The election is here!  It ends on November 3.  Voting is ongoing – whether with mail-in ballots or at early voting sites, the first reports are encouraging.  Turnout is up and people are evidencing their commitment to democracy.  In some places (not in Cambridge) people are having to wait in line for hours, and …

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Council Updates – and mask request

All: The news of the day and perhaps next week will be dominated by the President’s diagnosis of Covid19. The prime lesson: mask up, especially when indoors, and avoid large crowds with unmasked strangers. We can deal with this deadly disease – if we take it seriously and follow scientific and medical advice, neither of …

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Reflecting on our charter, need for change….and please save water!

All: As a lifelong feminist, I am indebted to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That she profoundly affected our country is an understatement.  I heard her speak at Radcliffe Day several years ago and was amazed at her energy and whip-smart retorts and deep compassion – which were clear even from a podium in a tent …

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Council Updates – first meeting after summer recess!

The roof deck at Daedalus in Harvard Square is a beautiful place to grab a socially distanced meal – keep buying local! “No matter what, we always have the power to choose hope over despair, engagement over apathy, kindness over indifference, love over hate.”— Cory Booker All, Dates matter. Today is 9-11, an anniversary that will …

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Council Updates and vote, vote, vote!

I voted early last week! All: The state primary for statewide offices is TOMORROW, September 1.  The election will almost certainly determine who will be the next US Senator since our state will likely elect in November whoever wins the Democratic primary.  Also, several state representative races will be decided in the primary, and the …

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