Crimson staff writer
Samuel P. Goldston
Local Residents, Harvard Affiliates Rally to Close Memorial Drive to Vehicle Traffic Saturdays and Sundays
Cambridge residents and Harvard affiliates gathered at the John W. Weeks Bridge Saturday to rally against the decision to close Memorial Drive to traffic only on Sundays.
Advocates Call for Greater Accountability for Harvard, Other Nonprofits at PILOT Hearing
The Boston City Council held a hearing to review its payment in lieu of taxes program Friday, hearing testimony from residents and advocates on drawbacks and potential updates to the program that Boston has run since 2011.
Cambridge Exploring Options for Implementing Municipal Broadband, Per March Report
The City of Cambridge is exploring the feasibility of implementing municipal broadband for residents, according to a report released last month.
Cambridge City Council Weighs Memorial Drive Traffic Closures, Mental Health Outreach
The Cambridge City Council debated a policy order to expand Memorial Drive traffic closures and discussed an upcoming Cambridge mental health resources report at a meeting Monday.
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 Council Passes Order to Improve Traffic Safety
The Cambridge City Council passed an amended policy order to implement city recommendations to improve traffic safety on Garden Street in West Cambridge during a virtual meeting Monday.
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 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.
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.