Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Candidates Push Public Safety, Policing Reforms Ahead of Tuesday’s Election

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.

Cambridge Elections Voter’s Guide

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.

Here’s How Cambridge City Council Candidates Plan to Address Climate Change

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.

Separated Bike Lanes Divide Cambridge City Council Candidates Ahead of Nov. 7 Election

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.

Two Weeks Before Elections, Incumbent Cambridge Councilors Lead Fundraising Race

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.

School Committee Member Ayesha Wilson Vows To Be ‘Mover and Shaker’ if Elected to Cambridge Council

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’s Ranked Choice Voting System, Explained

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.

Trailblazing Councilor E. Denise Simmons Seeks 12th Term on Cambridge City Council

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.

Physician Peter Hsu Prescribes Affordable Housing, Education Equity in Cambridge Council Run

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.

‘Do Both’: Hao Wang Wants to Preserve Cambridge Character, Increase Housing Stock In Council Run

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.

Cambridge Passes Long-Debated Affordable Housing Amendments, Opening Door to Taller Developments

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.

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