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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Council updates and a climate math question for you

Hobbs Reservoir, part of Cambridge’s water supply, during the 2016 drought We are currently experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions All: Much of my work on the Council has been taking issues that have been discussed, studied, contemplated, and forgotten, and then actually making it happen. A study of municipal broadband has been discussed over and over …

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My frustration on Wednesday…

All, My frustration is on multiple levels. First, I stand with a broken heart that a young member of our community lost his life to gun violence last week. Even though our state has strict laws, the scourge of guns continues to plague people across the country, state and our own city.  And I’ll admit, my frustration …

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Council updates – Quad upzoning, city manager search, vaccines

All: That light at the end of the tunnel is getting a tiny bit brighter…and will continue IF we keep masking up, follow guidance on limiting numbers of gatherings especially indoors and vaccine supplies continue to increase as projected. On the good news side, the stimulus relief bill passed and vaccinations are ramping up – …

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Council Updates – schools opening, Margaret Fuller, office hours

Margaret Fuller of Cambridge (read more below) All: Monday is International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History month. Women’s history and women’s contributions, as with Black history and contributions, should not be relegated to one day or month. And yet, I do welcome the extra attention paid during this time to important history. Keep …

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