Cambridge City Council meeting: ‘An indescribable mess’

To start this report, I wish to thank all of you who took the time to let me, the Mayor, and the other Commissioners know your views about proposed ordinance 1168 and your desire that elected officials in the incoming City Council not receive health, dental, and life insurance benefits.Your response helped immensely in passing […]

City will hold residency hearing regarding Foster

EDITOR’S NOTE: Commissioner Steve Rideout (Ward 1) released on Tuesday the following comments and “Cambridge Matters” report regarding the City Council’s Monday meeting. Dear Readers:Attached are my meeting notes from last night’s meeting along with a letter from the Dorchester County NAACP regarding the upcoming election. While I have talked about the upcoming election in […]

Commissioner Rideout: Election maneuvering has begun; Choose those who unify

City Council elections will be coming up soon; and already we can see that the politics and election maneuvering are starting. Commissioner Hanson and I are not seeking reelection. The other current members of City Council have expressed their interest in running again and there is talk of other people planning to run for office, […]

Rideout: Curfew is ineffective, poor use of money

CAMBRIDGE – City Commissioner Steve Rideout (Ward 1) released a statement Monday morning regarding youth and the disruptions occurring in the city. Residents have been disturbed over the previous week by loud fireworks being set off until the early hours of the morning. Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services crews have been insulted and […]

Cambridge Matters: Foster, Sydnor want health insurance as part-timers

Pair oppose public discussion, disagree with city code, lawyerCAMBRIDGE — Once again City Council met virtually with the Mayor in City Council Chambers in order that the public would be able to watch and hear the discussion of issues over Town Hall Streams. The Commissioners joined the meeting through a separate video chat service. The […]

Cambridge City Council considers Creek development

While the agenda was short for our April 25 Cambridge City Council meeting, there were several matters of importance that were discussed and about which decisions were made. Once again, our city council meeting was a virtual meeting with Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley being at City Council Chambers, the Commissioners being at their homes, and the […]

Letter to the Editor: Submit ideas for Cambridge Center

(Editor’s Note; 1st Ward Commissioner Steve Rideout has been asked to be the “Enrichment Programs” representative of the Cambridge Center Strategic Planning Work Group. Over the next 3 months or so, the Work Group will meet to discuss possibilities for the Cambridge Center. The college provided the following as an explanation of what they are […]