Dec 22, 2020 Breakdown of Cases (734 known current cases) It's a good bet that any discussion of this will include bucketfuls of agenda-driven revisionist history. -- former White House communications director Dan Bartlett, on conservative blogs, Good quote for Aug 2007: “By now, the political blogosphere is to the left what talk radio is to the right. I want to thank Mayor Siddiqui and Councillor McGovern for their leadership on our temporary shelter initiatives, and I want to thank the City’s Public Works team and Spaulding Hospital’s construction teams that have worked quickly to construct this new facility.”, “We remain committed to working with Bay Cove Human Services and will continue to provide the highest level of community safety as the shelter transitions to the Transition Wellness Center,” said Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. “The new location at Spaulding Hospital will have minimal impact on the neighboring community and is ideal for supporting our most vulnerable residents in need of these important facilities.”, “The Transition Wellness Center joins the Winter Warming Center, the Multi-Service Center and other Cambridge nonprofits in a shared mission to provide safe shelter for people experiencing homelessness and to connect them with resources that promote their wellbeing - especially during the winter months,” said Ellen Semonoff, Assistant City Manager for Human Services. [We are temporarily doing remote shows every other Tuesday at 6:00pm. Plan E Charter (Cambridge's city charter), Acts of 1921, Chapter 239 as amended (establishment of Cambridge Election Commission), Mass. Withdrawn 9-0, Order #4. Residents parked in one of the City’s Snow Emergency Off-Street Parking locations should exit within 2 hours after the ban has been lifted to avoid being charged. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a request to move to Executive Session in order to discuss possible settlement and pending litigation. Order Adopted 9-0. THE MUNICIPAL SITUATION IN CAMBRIDGE WHEREAS: Epidemiologists recommend targeted interventions to stop the spread of COVID-19 to keep schools open; and All items are written by Robert Winters unless otherwise noted. “It has so little to do with the Cambridge system,” Winters, who runs the Cambridge Civic Journal, said of the state ballot question. Curbside trash and recycling collection is cancelled for Thursday, December 17, 2020, and will be one day behind for the remainder of this week. This is not meant as a dig against any particular incumbent as much as an appeal to support the challengers in what is a difficult and laudable effort. In short, many/most councillors were essentially saying that we should tear up the Report of the Green Ribbon Open Space Committee of March 2000. Cambridge Civic Journal Cambridge, MA Journalist Contact Refer Our Ideal Customer. Appropriate $7,702,000 from Free Cash to the General Fund Law Department Travel & Training (Damages) Account to cover the pro tanto payment toward the expenses of acquisition as required by the above referenced Sections of Chapters 40 and 43 of the General Laws for the property located at 185 Larch Road owned by BB&N; 2. ℹ️ receives about 165 unique visitors per day, and it is ranked 1,061,490 in the world. Order Adopted as Amended 7-2 (Simmons, Toomey – NO), Charter Right #3. Topics: Neighborhood associations; controversies; MCNA, ECPT, NAEC, NCSC, ANC, CSNC, PSNA, FPRA, HSNA, CNA, A4NC, WHNA, etc. To encourage and support the candidacy of men and women seeking election to public office and to support intelligent, wholesome leadership in public affairs. City Ordinance requires property owners to remove snow from sidewalks next to their property or business within 12 hours of daytime snowfall and before 1 p.m. when it has fallen overnight. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to two appropriations totaling $9,500,000 related to the Foundry as follows: $6 million from Free Cash to the Public Investment Fund Department of Public Works Extraordinary Expenditures Account; and $3.5 million from the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority to the Public Investment Fund Department of Public Works Extraordinary Expenditures Account. Councillor Simmons, Vice Mayor Mallon, Mayor Siddiqui, Councillor Nolan This year simply sucks in every way, and even though the vaccine is coming it still feels like chasing rainbows. It is noteworthy that on the night when the City Council voted on a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the eminent domain taking of the BB&N land on Larch Road for open space, many city councillors chose to focus primarily on how they could turn around and build on this newly-acquired open space. being considered or acted upon by the Cambridge City Council TO BE ORDAINED ON OR AFTER NOV 30, 2020] [Order #5 of Nov 16, 2020] • To permit stories posted here to appear on other sites and to more easily be indexed by search engines and other tools. Failed of Adoption 3-3-0-3 (Mallon, McGovern, Toomey - YES; Sobrinho-Wheeler, Zondervan, Siddiqui - NO; Carlone, Nolan, Simmons - PRESENT), Order #1. Charter Right #2. We had a great time doing these shows with the man who invented the original Cambridge InsideOut - Glenn Koocher. I’ll have to be loyal to the old ways and die out with them if needs must.”, Scrooge: “I think I know what Mr. Fezziwig means, sir.”, Jorkin: “Oh, you hate progress and money, too, do you?”, Scrooge: “I don't hate them, sir, but perhaps the machines aren’t such a good thing for mankind, after all.”, Sort by any field or open the full spreadsheet. current as of Dec 19, Members of Cambridge ], Which People's Republic I’m also wary of Comcast instituting data caps, but even though we have a lot of web traffic in and out of my house we’re still nowhere near the proposed data cap. [Order #7 of June 22; Charter Right - Toomey] Light Rail or Bus Rapid Transit only, please. Order #1. Though the CCA still exists on paper (I believe), it rapidly declined after the statewide abolition of rent control (late 1994) and essentially disappeared a decade later (early 2005). - RW, Political History of Cambridge in the 20th Century WHEREAS: Research suggests a strong correlation between indoor activities and the rise of COVID-19 community spread; and p. 63. ", This religious aspect of climate alarmism, which many conservatives and libertarians grasp intuitively, is not often acknowledged openly by its adherents. TO BE ORDAINED ON OR AFTER DEC 21, 2020.] This is the first I've heard of this, but absolutely Get Well Dennis. 19 likes. Few, if any, would advocate for demolishing residential buildings in order to create open space, but they seem very comfortable and even eager to eliminate open space at the very moment they are acquiring it. Green: 1000-1499 gal/min Order Adopted 9-0, Order #3. As in the past, the endorsement is not for a specific candidate or set of candidates, but a reminder to voters to use the resources available at the Cambridge Civic Journal.. Initiate a community process to develop the property at 105 Windsor Street as a community space that will create economic opportunity in the neighborhood, as part of an overall neighborhood plan that includes looking for ways to create affordable housing, open space and urban agriculture opportunities. A listing of facilities that provide free parking during snow emergencies, is available at: Always park at least 20 feet from the street corner. Street cleaning has been cancelled for Thursday, December 17, 2020, and Friday, December 18, 2020. and 2020 CCJ Notes III (Sept to Dec) and at the City's COVID-19 Information Page. The Cambridge Civic Journal has never and will never accept money from any political candidate or political organization (including those that claim to be tax-exempt charitable organizations). Snow needs to be removed within 12 hours after snow stops falling during the day and before 1:00pm if it snowed during the night, per City Ordinance. In addition to being extremely well-written and documented, they serve as a reminder that Cambridge does indeed have many buildings and settings that are absolutely worth preserving and enhancing. For more information about HUD-eligibility, grant criteria, and/or the application, please contact or 617-349-4654. Manager’s Agenda #2. Due to this, when BB&N expressed interest in selling Buckingham Field, we aggressively pursued this opportunity to acquire additional open space in Cambridge.”. With this in mind, I extend the invitation to any and all who may wish to contribute their own “pen portraits” of Cambridge people. “Our small business community is a vital and valued part of our City and the local economy,” said Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. The City Manager will work with the COVID-19 advisory board to help the city identify the parameters upon which each strategy and technology reduces the risk to public health and the control of the spread of SARS CoV-2. Order Adopted as Amended 9-0. -- Blaise Pascal, ''This is our fucking city, and nobody is gonna dictate our freedom. The City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the City of Cambridge Law Department to review the above changes to the language of the Domestic Partnerships Ordinance and report back to the Council. TO BE ORDAINED ON OR AFTER SEPT 14, 2020]  See Mgr #2, Manager's Agenda #7. The City is offering phone office hours, in-person appointments, and other resources to help businesses who need assistance in applying to the grant. In the winter, it also allows plows to push snow away from crosswalks. [PASSED TO A SECOND READING IN COUNCIL NOV 16, 2020. Councillor McGovern A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 20-62, regarding providing interpreters at polling locations. Just as was the case with the Foundry, the politicians line up for pet projects and recognition. “We hope by bundling these two devices into a kit that can be checked out as a single item, patrons who need both will have an easier time getting them, rather than needing to request each device separately,” said Reinhard Engels, the Library’s Manager of Innovation and Technology. 2) Neighborhood associations and other civic organizations are only as valuable or respected as the credibility that they either gain or squander. The reports were as clear as an unmuuddied lake or the azure skies of deepest summer - so of course our councillors needed more time to understand them. Order Adopted as Amended 9-0, Order #3. ), City Council Committees Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of $9,277,190 from Free Cash to the General Fund School Department Salaries and Wages account ($7,446,360), General Fund School Department Other Ordinary Maintenance account ($1,781,455), and General Fund School Department Travel and Training account ($49,375), to fund additional costs associated with the reopening of schools with health and safety mitigations related to COVID-19. Routes are one day behind: Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday, and Friday’s route on Saturday. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a Planning Board recommendation to adoption the Cannabis Delivery Zoning Petition. Councillor Simmons The Cambridge Civic Journal is an independent newsletter of civic affairs in the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Manager’s Agenda #4. David H. Kaye's Flaky Academic Journals notes that "the journals do not look stellar; no editorial boards are listed." It allowed existing shelters to reduce overcrowding to make guests in all of Cambridge's shelters safer and to provide a site that guests who were leaving the shelters could move to. Patty Nolan 2019 Candidate for Cambridge City Council. If you would like to subscribe or pick up a free paper copy at various sites, I encourage you to do so. Add your phone number(s) to the registry. I couldn't find these anywhere online, but I did save these files a long time ago. It is published as a public service by Central Square Publications. That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the appropriate City personnel to establish a waiver for low-income individuals utilizing the Covid-19 vaccine if the vaccine would otherwise cost money to access. Cambridge InsideOut on CCTV during 2013-2014 featured co-hosts Susana Segat and Robert Winters. I'll take mine in Green Stamps. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 20-44, regarding a Vaccine Task Force. Order Adopted 9-0, Order #2. Due to the forecasted extreme temperatures, residents and property owners are asked to promptly clear snow and remove ice next to their property. That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with relevant departments to implement comprehensive contact tracing in Cambridge including the ability to conduct backwards contact tracing facilitated with technology such as the use of QR codes, and to report back to the City Council on this matter as soon as possible. Some of us prefer our history murky and honest rather than sanitized or obliterated. It’s interesting that we actually have a City Council subcommittee called the "Health & Environment Committee" (emphasis on "Health") that has met a total of four times this Council term on the topics of "Net Zero Action Plan" (once) and the "Tree Protection Ordinance" (thrice). The temporary emergency shelter at the War Memorial, which opened in April 2020, helped the City address the urgent needs of Cambridge residents who were experiencing homelessness during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis that emerged this spring. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a response to Policy Order No. I have been largely staying out of the back-and-forth over this questionable policy order, so I’ll just make a few points that you can feel free to salute or ignore: 1) Neighborhood groups have no “official” standing or “privilege” in spite of what some well-orchestrated public commenters have suggested. Charter Right – Sobrinho-Wheeler. NEW CENTURY, NEW FACES. We small traders are ancient history, Mr. Fezziwig.”, Fezziwig: “It’s not just for money alone that one spends a lifetime building up a business, Mr. Jorkin…. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to a Home Rule Petition seeking special legislation from the Legislature which would authorize the City of Cambridge to provide police, fire and other emergency services (“Emergency Services”) to portions of the Cambridge Crossing project that are partially located in the cities of Boston and Somerville, with one such property wholly located within Somerville. ", Applications & Petitions #2. Council Opposition to Comcast Data Cap. Order Adopted as Amended 9-0. The City will be utilizing the hashtag #CambMASnow on Twitter to help the public follow the conversation. Manager's Agenda #2. Why don’t you sell out while the going’s good? To assist residents in parking their vehicles, free parking is provided at a number of facilities beginning at 6:00pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Placed on File 9-0, It's expensive, and qualified potential homeowners will not really own their home in the sense that they cannot do with it as they see fit. She comes to CCTV from the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by composers Aaron Stern and Leonard Bernstein. In her capacity there as a strategic leader for the past eight years, Smyser championed the power of learning and the arts, creating connection, healing and justice for people of all ages. Cambridge Journals are recognized globally for their quality, scope and editorial integrity. Installing a green roof can provide great benefit for both property owners and climate, but there are good reasons why a property owner might still choose not to go this route – most notably cost and eternal maintenance (though the proposal really tries to wish this concern away). Authors; Librarians; Editors; Societies Translation and interpretation services are available upon request. 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