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Cambridge Charter Review Committee Split on City Manager Versus Mayor in Tuesday Meeting

The Cambridge Charter Review Committee met on Zoom this Tuesday to discuss changes to Cambridge’s plan of government, with members debating potential changes to the charter’s framework of city leadership.

Memorial Drive Weekend Closure Rollback Prompts Criticism From Local Residents, Harvard Students

Weekend closures of Memorial Drive will return April 30, but only on Sundays, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation announced Monday — despite resident calls to maintain the full weekend closures of the past three years.

Cambridge City Councilors Developing Proposal for Expanded After-School Program

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Councilors Marc C. McGovern and Burhan Azeem are developing a policy order aimed at expanding after-school care, following more than a year of advocacy by Cambridge Public Schools parents.

Cambridge City Council Contemplates Police Body Cameras, Passes Alternative Emergency Response Measure

The Cambridge City Council discussed the implementation of police body cameras and the third-party review of the Cambridge Police Department’s policies and practices at a council meeting Monday.

Cambridge City Councilors, Residents Weigh Alternative Responses to Mental Health-Related 911 Calls

Cambridge city councilors and local residents considered a proposed alternative to police responding to mental health-related 911 calls and discussed whether officers should patrol the Cambridge Housing Authority’s L.B. Johnson Apartments at their weekly meeting Monday.

Cambridge Human Rights Commission Discusses Rental Assistance Program, Housing Discrimination in Meeting

Cambridge’s Human Rights Commission discussed housing discrimination and ways to facilitate household participation in a Massachusetts rental assistance program to obtain housing in the city in a Thursday meeting.

Cambridge City Council Approves Flood Resilience Standards, Memorial Drive Closure Extension

Cambridge city councilors approved new amendments to local flood resilience standards and continued debate on the weekend traffic closings on Memorial Drive at a City Council meeting Monday.

Protesters Condemn City Manager, Renew Calls to Name Officers Involved in Killing of Sayed Faisal

More than 100 protesters condemned Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 and other city officials during a Monday rally and teach-in at City Hall for not releasing the names of officers involved in the January police killing of Sayed Faisal.

Harvard Affiliates, Cambridge Resident Debate Memorial Drive Traffic Closure at City Council Meeting

Cambridge residents and councilors passionately debated weekend traffic closures on Memorial Drive at a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday.

Cambridge Council Housing Committee Discusses Affordable Housing Expansion Plan

Cambridge City Council’s Housing Committee met Wednesday to discuss proposals to loosen height restrictions and increase floor space in affordable housing.

City Council Committees Discuss Laboratory Zoning and Affordable Housing

The Economic Development and University Relations committees of the Cambridge City Council held a joint discussion to form recommendations on a laboratory zoning petition and a related policy order Tuesday afternoon.

Harvard-Affiliated Consulting Group to Conduct ‘Equity Audit’ of Cambridge Schools’ Budgeting Process

The Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee discussed plans for an “equity audit” by a Harvard-affiliated consulting group at a joint budget meeting Monday.

Protesters March Into City Hall to Demand Justice for Sayed Faisal

Protesters stormed Cambridge City Hall and marched into Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui’s office Monday evening to demand answers on the police killing of Sayed Faisal, calling on city and police officials to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting.

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