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, […]

Council decides 3-2 to mail ballots

CAMBRIDGE — City Commissioners decided by a vote of 3-2 during their Monday meeting to mail ballots to voters for the Oct. 17 city election. Commissioners Steve Rideout (Ward 1), Dave Cannon (Ward 4) and Robert Hanson (Ward 5) were in favor, while Commissioners Donald Sydnor (Ward 2) and LaShon Foster (Ward 3) were opposed. […]

Cambridge Council discusses shootings, fireworks: No curfew

CAMBRIDGE — In a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Cambridge City Council considered responses to a series of late-night disruptions in the city, several nights of which included fireworks, sometimes used as weapons. At a meeting last week, council members considered imposing a curfew on individuals under the age of 18. No vote on […]

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 struggles with fireworks attacks

CAMBRIDGE — “Our firefighters are being assaulted,” Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley said during a City Council conference call on Thursday afternoon.It’s not only firefighters, either — police officers have been in the line of fire in recent nights, as storms of fireworks have been ignited in the streets of the city.Police patrols and firefighters responding to […]

Town Square

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This column is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Cambridge City Commissioner LaShon Foster announced her candidacy for […]

Letters to the editor

A Call for Mutual RespectIn response to recent reports of social violence and civil unrest throught our nation, we of the Pine Street Committee, managers of the Octavene H. Saunders Empowerment Center in Cambridge, make this statement. We strongly stand against destructive social disorder, mindless injustice and unwise racism of any kind. Such actions are […]

City of Cambridge cancels July 4 fireworks

CAMBRIDGE — Independence Day celebrations will have to do without the traditional fireworks this year, at least in Cambridge. On Thursday evening, a statement from the city government announced a decision to cancel the display. “It is with great disappointment we are announcing the 4th of July fireworks have been canceled due to the COVID-19 […]

Cambridge cancels July 4 fireworks

CAMBRIDGE — Independence Day celebrations will have to do without the traditional fireworks this year, at least in Cambridge. On Thursday evening, a statement from the city government announced a decision to cancel the display. “It is with great disappointment we are announcing the 4th of July fireworks have been canceled due to the COVID-19 […]

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 […]