Divest Harvard Releases Report Calling for ‘Reinvestment,’ University Governance Reform

Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard — a student and alumni group that for years advocated that the University divest its endowment from fossil fuels — released a report last week calling on the school to invest more in environmental causes and local municipal governments and to reform its governing boards.

Cambridge Begins Evaluating Candidates for Next City Manager

An initial screening committee composed of Cambridge City Councilors, representatives from community organizations, and local residents has begun meeting to evaluate candidates for Cambridge’s next city manager, the city’s most powerful government post.

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall is located at 795 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall is located at 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

Cambridge City Council Inches Closer to Moratorium on Office and Lab Developments in Alewife

The Cambridge City Council is poised to institute a moratorium on office and lab development in the Alewife neighborhood of Cambridge for the next year and a half, allowing the city time to weigh options for rezoning in the area.

Cambridge City Councilors Debate, Delay Vote on Mass. Ave. Bike Lane Proposal

On Monday, the Cambridge City Council discussed a proposal to construct bike lanes on parts of Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Square and North Cambridge, ultimately delaying a vote until later in the month.

Cambridge City Council Recommends Eliminating Minimum Parking Requirements for Developers

A Cambridge City Council committee unanimously recommended a policy order eliminating minimum requirements for off-street parking spaces for new developments during a virtual meeting Tuesday afternoon.

City of Cambridge Eliminates Local Tax on Recreational Cannabis

The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed a policy order repealing a three percent “Community Impact Fee” tax on recreational marijuana in a meeting Monday evening.

After Two Years, Cambridge Neighborhood Service Project Returns to In-Person Programming

Cambridge’s Neighborhood Service Project, an initiative offering young people the opportunity to collaborate on community service projects, began its yearly programming this month — its first in-person cycle since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Harvard Square Hosts Cambridge For Ukraine Fundraiser

Roughly 200 people gathered at Harvard Square’s Sanctuary Theater on Sunday to watch Cambridge for Ukraine, a performance and fundraising event organized by José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre Dance for World Community following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Bike Lane Delay in Porter Square Stirs Conflict in City Council Meeting

A delay in the construction of bicycle lanes in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge stirred disagreement among residents in a Cambridge City Council meeting Monday evening.

Rat Garbage Cans

The City of Cambridge will provide residents with new trash carts this summer.

Cambridge City Council Releases Leadership Profile for Next City Manager

The Cambridge City Council released a draft leadership profile for Cambridge’s next city manager during a Wednesday afternoon meeting. The profile stresses the “opportunities and challenges” the new manager will face with regards to housing, transportation, and climate.

Advocates Call for New Cambridge City Manager to Prioritize Lowering Housing Costs

Local affordable housing advocates are calling for Cambridge to select a city manager who will prioritize lowering the city’s high cost of living as the search to replace Louis A. DePasquale begins.

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