Bradshaw is new Cambridge mayor; Cephas, Harrington join council

CAMBRIDGE — Months-long campaigns came to an end on Tuesday night, when polls closed and the final votes were cast for mayor and commissioners from Wards 2 and 3. Challenger Andrew Bradshaw beat three-term incumbent mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley, 1,643 votes to 1,219, or 57.41 percent to 42.59 percent.In Ward 2, Lajan Cephas unseated incumbent Donald […]

Deadline approaches to mail Cambridge ballots

CAMBRIDGE – The Post Office had received 1,490 ballots for Cambridge runoff elections as of Nov. 18. City Council seats from Wards 2 and 3, as well the mayor’s post, are being contested. Citizens should mail their ballots in by this Saturday to reduce the risk of not arriving in time, a statement from City Manager […]

Commission agrees to consider Dollar General

CAMBRIDGE — The city’s Planning & Zoning Commission agreed unanimously Oct. 29 to further consideration of a proposed Dollar General store. Plans call for the store to be built on the corner of Washington and High streets, on a lot that is currently occupied only by two small structures.The idea was brought to the Commission […]

Cambridge needs better jobs, youth opportunities

I am a mother, partner, daughter, sister, friend and I am Lajan. I was born and raised in Cambridge and all of my family with the exception of my grandmother, Martha, are from the Cambridge, Dorchester area. I graduated from Cambridge South Dorchester High School in 1999 with the certificate of merit, the National Honor […]

Cambridge authorities: Citizens must help solve crimes

CAMBRIDGE — Leaders of the Cambridge Police Department (CPD), State’s Attorney for Dorchester County Bill Jones and Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called at a press conference Tuesday for citizens to get involved and to help the police solve recent crimes.In a year with higher-than-average numbers of aggravated assaults — that is, crimes of violence leading […]

Cambridge elections: Record is set with almost 3,000 votes cast

Mayor Jackson-Stanley and Bradshaw head to runoff; Incumbent Cannon falls to Cephas CAMBRIDGE — Preliminary results from Saturday’s city election were released at 11:53 p.m., as a total of 2,939 citizens voted in the mayoral race and 2,787 on commissioners. “This more than triples the turnout from the 2016 election,” a statement from the city […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 7, 2020

Examining housingCambridge housing was cited as the top issue by virtually every candidate in recent League of Women Voter forums where each candidate was provided a platform to answer questions from the community. There are no simple solutions. The League of Women Voters left a report on Cambridge housing in 1969 in the time capsule […]

Letter to the Editor: Examining Cambridge housing

Cambridge housing was cited as the top issue by virtually every candidate in recent League of Women Voter forums where each candidate was provided a platform to answer questions from the community. There are no simple solutions. The League of Women Voters left a report on Cambridge housing in 1969 in the time capsule opened […]

Having a ball at Community Day

CAMBRIDGE — Family and friends got together on Sunday for Community Day at St. Clair field, where they enjoyed a kickball tournament, food, music and items for sale from several vendors. The event was organized by Tyzann Meekins, who is running for Ward 2 on the Cambridge City Council. It’s not the first time she […]