Good News(letter)! – #5

Hi all, Happy May Day! Yes – we’re in a pandemic, and we are scared and nervous and stressed… AND we must channel positive energy when we can. Although the wonderful and sometimes goofy and always affirming MayDay rituals along the Charles River did not happen today, I’m celebrating May Day by enjoying the signs …

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Good News(letter)! – #4

Hi all, It’s Friday, and once again I have been thinking about the amazing community we live in and the outpouring of support from around the city. The Cambridge Mutual Aid Network, seeing the need in Chelsea which has an astonishingly high number of cases per capita, has arranged for donations to the food bank …

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Good News(letter)! – #3

Hi all, It has been exactly one month since I signed onto a letter calling for Governor Baker to declare a shelter in place order. While no one could have imagined what life would look like at that point, we have all experienced the unfolding and unraveling of much of our world. AND the development …

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Good News(letter)! – #2

Hi all, It’s week two of our good news(letter)! This week is Easter and Passover – holidays of hope for Christians and Jews. The message of both holidays – rebirth and overcoming oppression – are especially relevant during these times. I grew up anticipating the joy of Easter midnight mass and the Easter bunny basket …

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Good News(letter)!

Hi all, Each Friday, for the foreseeable future, I’ll be sending out a Good News(letter), highlighting the many positive things that are shining through during these scary and unprecedented times. Hopefully, if you have the capacity, you will latch on to something on this list and take action! It is especially important to celebrate the …

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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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