Cambridge City Council
The Cambridge City Council unanimously voted to create the American Freedmen Commission, a new city department that will explore historic and ongoing harms to the descendants of enslaved people.
‘Civil and Constructive and Positive’: City Manager Huang Optimistic Ahead of Charter Review Committee Vote
Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 says he is satisfied with his collaboration with the Cambridge City Council — a week before a pivotal Charter Review Committee meeting that could decide his future in City Hall.
The expansion of Cambridge’s network of separated bike lanes — one of the main points of contention this election season — may now face more of an uphill battle in the Council.
The City of Cambridge released preliminary election results showing the election of all six incumbents in the running and three challengers to the Cambridge City Council at approximately 12:11 a.m. Wednesday morning.
As Cambridge voters prepare to go to the polls this Tuesday, there are few doubts about the most pressing issue on their minds: housing.
As Cambridge voters head to the polls Tuesday, policing and public safety remain top of mind for voters and candidates alike. Cambridge politics have been dominated by the issue of public safety ever since Cambridge police shot and killed 20-year-old Sayed Faisal in January.
This Tuesday, Cantabrigians will elect nine city councilors and six at-large School Committee members to lead the city and its school system for the next two years. Before you cast your vote, read The Crimson’s guide to the candidates and some of the defining issues of the race, including public safety, transportation infrastructure, and climate policy.
Four months after Cambridge became the first known city in the United States to require large buildings to reach net-zero emissions by 2035, environmental policy has become a key issue in the City Council race, with the majority of candidates pledging to expand legislation addressing climate change.
Cambridge City Council candidate John Hanratty wants to “restore some trust” in the city government. For him, that starts with listening to residents and business owners.
Cambridge’s bike lanes have emerged as a divisive topic ahead of the City Council election. While numerous candidates have championed the continued development of separated bike lanes, others have actively participated in lawsuits to halt their construction.
Cambridge Councilor Paul Toner, a Self-Described ‘Practical Progressive,’ Seeks Consensus in Reelection Bid
Paul F. Toner, who spent more than a decade in union leadership, is running for a second term on the Cambridge City Council to keep the body negotiating.
Cambridge Council Supports Building Workers Union, Talks Single-Use Plastics Ban in Flurry of Policy Orders
In a whirlwind two-hour sprint of legislating, the Cambridge City Council discussed eight policy orders — passing seven unanimously — in its penultimate Monday meeting ahead of the city’s 2023 municipal elections.
In her campaign for a third term on the Cambridge City Council, Patricia M. “Patty” Nolan ’80 is framing herself as a pragmatist who is unafraid to disagree on controversial policy problems.
Less than two weeks before Cambridge’s municipal elections, City Council incumbents continue to lead the fundraising race over challengers, according to campaign finance data from the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
For months, longtime Cambridge resident Joan F. Pickett faced off against the city government in court. Now, she’s seeking to join it.
Ayesha M. Wilson is running for Cambridge City Council to “bring voices to the table” — betting that her nearly two decades in social work and two terms on the Cambridge School Committee have given her the tools to mend the city’s divides.
Cambridge Residents Alliance, a local nonprofit housing advocacy group, endorsed eight candidates ahead of this year’s Cambridge City Council election, including five first-time candidates.
When Cambridge voters head to the polls on November 7, they will elect Cambridge City Council and School Committee members through an election system known as proportional ranked choice voting. Here’s how that works.
In Reelection Bid, Cambridge’s Youngest Councilor Burhan Azeem Is Confident He’s Won Over His Skeptics
Cambridge City Councilor Burhan Azeem is confident that his first term has earned him another two years in City Hall.
E. Denise Simmons is currently running for her 12th term on the Council this election cycle. She was first elected in 2001, making history in 2008 as the first Black lesbian mayor in the nation and the first Black female mayor in Massachusetts.
Peter Hsu is running for Cambridge City Council to keep the city’s organs intact. Hsu’s top priorities include housing affordability, where he said the “bottom line” is to “build more.” He also said he “personally” vows to end exclusionary zoning.
Cambridge Officials and Council Candidates Denounce Hamas Attacks, Express Hope for Peace in Statements
Cambridge public officials and candidates for city office weighed in on the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza following demonstrations at City Hall and doxxing attacks against Harvard students.
Hao Wang, the former deputy commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, said he is a “do-both candidate,” running for Cambridge City Council on a platform that is focusing on mental health, livability, and sustainability.
The Cambridge City Council voted 6-3 to pass a set of hotly debated amendments to the city’s 100%-Affordable Housing Zoning Overlay in a meeting Monday evening, setting the stage for taller, denser affordable housing developments throughout the city.
Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui Accused of Workplace Toxicity and Retaliation Ahead of Council Elections
Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is facing allegations that she fostered a “toxic” workplace environment for her staff, as reported in a six-month Boston Globe investigation released on Monday — just weeks ahead of Cambridge’s City Council elections.