COVID-19: Cambridge Mayor addresses citizens

Main points • No confirmed cases in Dorchester on Friday morning • Government is open and functioning • Support local businesses • Check on the vulnerable CAMBRIDGE — Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley spoke to local citizens via Facebook video on Friday morning, sharing word of local preparations for COVID-19. “Due to the current State of Emergency, […]

COVID-19: Limited services for City of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — The city government has responded to the COVID-19 outbreak. A statement from City Manager Patrick Comiskey on Friday said, “The City of Cambridge will operate on limited services during the Maryland State of Emergency. City offices will be closed to the public. “City staff will still report to work and be on duty. […]

Cannon withdraws support for city charter amendment

CAMBRIDGE – In a surprise move Monday evening, City Commissioner Dave Cannon (Fourth Ward) withdrew his support for a controversial charter amendment that would have given the city council control of hiring and promotion of municipal employees. Mr. Cannon had voted April 8 with commissioners La-Shon Foster (Third Ward) and Donald Sydnor (Second Ward) to […]

City’s ADA group measures success

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Committee is visiting businesses this week, promoting its campaign to make the city fully welcoming to persons with disabilities. Initial emphasis will be on fostering maximum accessibility in the Downtown Business District. Committee members and city staff will give each business an ADA clearance stick, […]

County and city to eye schools

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted unanimously May 8 to join the Cambridge City Council in a joint effort to address issues in public education. Concerns have mounted in recent weeks over incidents of violence and indiscipline in local schools. County Manager Keith Adkins read the motion to form the committee, saying, […]

Contractors begin to lay pavers

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Department of Public Works manager, Odie Wheeler had this to say about the repairs to High Street: “First and foremost I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience as we have worked towards completion of the High Street rehabilitation project. The contractor has been very good in keeping at […]

City promotes accessibility awareness

Submitted to the Dorchester Banner Gracie Turner, 10, supports the city's drive for disability access.

The City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Committee is spearheading an Accessibility Awareness Campaign to encourage business owners, citizens, and city government to make Cambridge fully welcoming and accessible to persons with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination and ensures people with disabilities are provided the same safe and accessible opportunities in […]

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 […]