Charter Right – Zondervan, Order #3. Something for everybody. Civic Charity in a Golden Age: Orphan Care in Early Modern Amsterdam. Cambridge InsideOut on CCTV during 2013-2014 featured co-hosts Susana Segat and Robert Winters. We weren’t sure what to expect with the pandemic and the financial hardships many are presently experiencing, but Cambridge once again came through and we are deeply appreciative for everyone’s participation.”, “Cambridge Police Department’s annual tradition of hosting a gift drive for Cambridge seniors during the holidays, is one that I love and look forward to each year,” said Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui. Appropriate $10,798,000 from Free Cash to the General Fund Law Department Travel & Training (Damages) Account to fund the settlement of BB&N’s remaining eminent domain damages claim. Updated information will be available on the City’s Snow Center throughout the storm. A salting operation will continue overnight to address icy roadway conditions. Cambridge Civic Journal. The Library plans to further extend the Takeout Technology service to all remaining branches in 2021. Manager’s Agenda #6. 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. Order Adopted 8-1 (Toomey - NO), Lest you think otherwise, note that the City Manager's message says: “For several decades the City Council has been asking City Managers to actively pursue opportunities to acquire and increase access to open space for all residents. Learn more. That is not nor has it ever been the intention of the Cambridge Civic Journal or its editor. Councillor Nolan, Councillor Sobrinho-Wheeler, Councillor McGovern, Councillor Simmons Mayor Siddiqui, Vice Mayor Mallon, Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Sobrinho-Wheeler Congratulating Sean Effel As He Begins His Next Chapter. current as of Dec 19, Members of Cambridge Referred to Unfinished Business #2, 9-0, Unfinished Business #2. Councillor Zondervan, Councillor Sobrinho-Wheeler How Cambridge has helped COVID-19 affected individuals, businesses (Dec 15, 2020), 'This milestone provides us with hope:' Cambridge prepares for vaccines (Dec 15, 2020), Despite COVID, the Green Line Extension chugs towards completion (Dec 15, 2020), Food For Free receives space for new distribution center (Dec 10, 2020). WHEREAS: We must take action to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to keep our schools open and prioritize our scholars and their educations as we navigate through the next phase of the public health crisis; and “I’ve long admired both the excellence of CCTV’s programming and the importance of their mission. Order Adopted 9-0, I have gone on some of their history walks and they are great: [Inman Square] [Area IV] [Cambridgeport] [Riverside and Cambridgeport] [Mid-Cambridge], Manager’s Agenda #3. Report Accepted, Placed on File 9-0; Order Adopted 9-0; proposed amendments to Chapter 2.78, Article III, Section 2.78.150 of the Cambridge Municipal Code, entitled “Definitions for Article III” Passed to 2nd Reading 9-0. Most stories posted on this forum will originate at the CCJ site and references will be linked to that site where the design allows more flexibility. City Council Rules 2018-2019 (adopted January 29, 2018; provisionally adopted for 2020-2021 term on Jan 6, 2020), City Council Rules 2014-2015 (adopted January 7, 2014, amended Feb 10, 2014 to reflect revised Council committees), City Council Goals - FY2018 (current, adopted Oct 16, 2017), City Council Goals - FY2012-2013 (adopted Dec 13, 2011), City Council Committees (for the current term), School Committee Rules (Adopted January 1, 2018; Revised June 19, 2018), School Committee Rules (adopted January 7, 2008)    School Committee Goals (adopted October 7, 2008). I would just like a better sense of what the principal causes are for the latest wave of Covid-19 positive tests. View a list/map of off-street parking locations at CambridgeMA.gov/Snow. As the communication states, "Homes purchased with HomeBridge funding become part of the City’s stock of deed-restricted affordable housing. We’re men of vision and progress. Much of the institutional memory has either died out or been bought out.” -- Robert Winters, mathematician and creator of the Cambridge Civic Journal, an online publication about Cambridge, MA (rwinters.com), Jorkin: “Come, come, Mr. Fezziwig, we’re good friends besides good men of business. Don't Get Towed! Order Adopted 9-0. For more information about the committee, contact David Lefcourt, City Arborist at 617-349-6433 or dlefcourt@cambridgema.gov. 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. originally published in the Cambridge Civic Journal on Feb 12, 1998, Aug 11, 2012 - While preparing to write a series of essays on Central Square, I put together the following list of Central Square studies culled from a variety of sources. Candidates should have an interest in urban forestry and landscape issues, and, ideally, experience in horticulture. The zealots aren't going to like this response - even though it makes total sense. Cambridge Civic Journal: www.rwinters.com Now in its 14th year, the Cambridge Police Department’s “Secret Santa for Seniors” gift drive has brought joy to thousands of senior citizens. [CHARTER RIGHT EXERCISED BY COUNCILLOR SOBRINHO-WHEELER IN COUNCIL DEC 7, 2020] [original PDF], Cambridge InsideOut airs weekly every Tuesday at 5:30pm and 6:00pm with producers/hosts Judy Nathans and Robert Winters. Placed on File 9-0, Order #2. That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to present the City Council with a comprehensive data report on a weekly basis, for the duration of the pandemic emergency, including (but not limited to) regional and Cambridge-specific trends. They will focus on ensuring a seamless relocation for impacted residents to the TWC or Bay Cove’s CASPAR Emergency Services Center shelter at 240 Albany Street. The Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) requests that a 48 inch clear width be created when possible – this gives an extra measure of safety. Precisely. 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). Cambridge Civic Journal. Placed on File 9-0. That City Manager be and hereby is requested to implement a program similar to the patio heater reimbursement program for purchasing air sanitizers that meet or exceed the above specifications for Cambridge businesses. The final reports for Kendall Square and Central Square are now available for download. Worth the read. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997. “ Latino Adolescents’ Civic Development in the United States: Research Results from the IEA Civic Education Study.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 36 (2) : … Additionally, crews will monitor and continue to clear snow from bicycle lane over the coming days, as needed. Withdrawn 9-0, Order #4. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 20-44, regarding a Vaccine Task Force. Cambridge residents can begin parking at Snow Emergency Off-Street Parking Locations at 6:00pm, Wed, Dec 16, 2020. James Crowley responded: "He provided the beer.". Just as was the case with the Foundry, the politicians line up for pet projects and recognition. This year’s drive was primarily online to make it easier and safer for people seeking to purchase gifts for seniors. Cambridge Civic Journal. The current Council goals emphasize things like "fostering community" via block parties and such, though one has to wonder if the City should be promoting these activities or just getting out of the way so that people can foster community on their own. 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 Episode 468: July 21, 2020 (extended play! Former CCA Executive Board members from its darkest and most manipulative days are oozing up from the civic swamp trying to at last make good on their failed campaigns of the early 1990s to oust city manager Bob Healy. We don't accept money at all. For more information, contact Kimberly Sansoucy, Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women or ksansoucy@cambridgema.gov. All neighborhoods (Dec 12). Here’s my rundown of the interesting stuff this week: Manager’s Agenda #1. Resolution #2. Thoughts for these times: Councillor Toomey, Councillor Simmons, Councillor McGovern apartments that simply have affordable rents. No, I can’t see my way to selling out to the new vested interests, Mr. Jorkin. $36.95. July 27, 2020. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to memo from the development economics consultant team led by Karl F. Seidman regarding a financial assessment of the Canal District Kendall (PUD-CDK) Zoning Petition submitted by BioMed Realty. Meetings are being held virtually until further notice. The zealots aren’t going to like this response – even though it makes total sense. David H. Kaye's Flaky Academic Journals notes that "the journals do not look stellar; no editorial boards are listed." This translates into considerably more "units" of housing (and higher density) in Cambridge if the population should rise to levels close to what they were in days of yore. This Old Land of Cambridge - The true story of the geological history of Cambridge - by George Ehrenfried A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the following requests relative to the eminent domain taking of 185 Larch Road: 1. Unfortunately, this goal has been very difficult to achieve due to the lack of availability of land suitable for open space use in Cambridge. I hope this new $628,000 in funding will assist small business owners with their short-term working capital expenses.”, “Now more than ever, our small businesses need us. Order #1. This truth is often lost on the latest wave of activists in the Robert Moses tradition of tearing all things down in the name of density without vision or any sense of history. ), City Council Committees nope – except for posts that have lost their heads due to either Cool Hand Luke or removal of parking spaces. The Cambridge Civic Association had swelled to overwhelming proportions, and the campaign was even more bitter. Meanwhile, businesses are closing for good and our "Economic Development and University Relations Committee" has met on the topics of "MWBEs and other historically disadvantaged businesses and non-profits", a "vacant storefront registration policy", a "Retail Land Use Initiative and Retail Table of Land Use update", and "updating the commercial land use classification system", and they have an upcoming meeting on "Vacant Storefront Policy." That the Cambridge City Council calls upon the Animal Legal Defense Fund management to respect the democratic choice of its workers by, without delay, voluntarily recognizing ALDF United and bargaining a contract with ALDF United that reflects the core values of ALDF – compassion, innovation, balance, justice, commitment, and integrity – and that seeks to create a workplace that is anti-racist, cooperative, equitable, inclusive, just, respectful, and transparent. “The TWC’s opening is a testament to the tireless efforts of City staff, elected officials, our partners at Bay Cove, and local providers across the city.”. 103 confirmed deaths (72 in long-term care facilities, 31 in general community - an increase of 3 over 7 days Order Adopted as Amended 9-0. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the transfer of $15,000 from the General Fund Reserves Other Ordinary Maintenance account to the General Fund Women’s Commission Other Ordinary Maintenance account to pay for costs associated with expanded efforts on the Mapping Feminist Cambridge: Inman Square and the Mapping Feminist Cambridge:  Central Square projects. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to an update on COVID-19. Unless otherwise specified, please contact Martine at 617-349-6489 or fpr@cambridgema.gov for any RSVPs or questions! The Cambridge Civic Journal is produced by Central Square Publications, 366 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139. Transit-oriented development and other smart projects notwithstanding, A Bigger Cambridge is not necessarily a better Cambridge. I’ve been here over four decades and the last thing I need is to have uninformed Cambridge city councillors overruling necessary decisions I have to make about managing the trees on my property. A communication transmitted from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to Awaiting Report Item Number 20-54, regarding a report on drafting an ordinance requiring the city to only purchase goods that are made in full compliance with USA environmental and labor standards. by Henry N. Wheeler, President of the League For more information, contact Kimberly Sansoucy, Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women or ksansoucy@cambridgema.gov. Contact information: Tel: 617-661-0729 e-mail: patty@pattynolan.org website: www.pattynolan.org Send contributions to: That said, I really wish this City would shift its inclinations from mandates to incentives - even if the zealots howl in protest. It's a very efficient way to communicate. Scope. Whether subscribing or making a comment or suggestion, you should identify yourself. 5) If a neighborhood association or civic organization wants to be taken seriously these days, they really do have to maintain some kind of web presence that not only keeps people informed about current matters but also historical matters. Dec 14, 2020 – Cambridge City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women. Cambridge families face different challenges adapting to learning during COVID (Oct 27, 2020) Are we striving to be #1? The deck is increasingly stacked against challengers. Placed on File 9-0, Order #2. Note: Any information or images provided on this website may be used by anyone providing public information - and that goes especially for information about candidates in the municipal election. Progressive Definition - Volume 58 Issue 4 Cambridge Public Schools shift to remote learning has been extended through Friday, December 18th. City Council agenda. Order Adopted 9-0, I sincerely hope the Foundry project works out for the best, but perhaps we should rename "The Gift that Keeps on Taking" as simply "The Money Pit. Order Adopted 9-0. The City of Cambridge will fund the entirety of the shelter operation. It’s a good bet that any discussion of this will include bucketfuls of agenda-driven revisionist history. Note: This is a shallow opinion piece and nothing more. It also needs to be pointed out that even if Cambridge has "an embarassment of riches," there are still legal limitations to what we can do, and creative solutions (like contracting with local restaurants to provide food for relief efforts) are often the best available options. Since then there have been some opportunities seized by the City to achieve these goals – notably the purchase and street closure that led to Greene-Rose Park in The Port neighborhood, movement on the Grand Junction corridor, and some parcels that came to us as a result of various upzonings. All items are written by Robert Winters unless otherwise noted. Report Amended to Include Revised Language 9-0; Passed to 2nd Reading 9-0, Just build something really great, will ya? Inclusion is, as always, subject to the erratic discretion of the editor. Then use your own judgment - don't expect me or anyone else to do it for you. If you know of any great potential candidates for either Cambridge City Council or School Committee, please encourage them to consider being a candidate in the 2021 municipal election. That the City Manager be and is hereby requested to work with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to explore the feasibility of keeping Riverbend Park open beyond Nov 29. Transmitting Communication from Louis A. DePasquale, City Manager, relative to the appropriation of new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $2,268.869 to the Grant Fund Department of Human Services Programs Salary and Wages account ($106,013) and to the Grant Fund Department of Human Services Programs Other Ordinary Maintenance account ($2,162,856) and will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless and will support shelter operating costs and provision of essential services to homeless persons outside of a shelter setting. Green: 1000-1499 gal/min Once the transition is complete, the temporary shelter at the War Memorial will be deconstructed and a deep, thorough cleaning will be conducted. Smyser returns to Cambridge where she previously lived for over 10 years, working as a Marketing Director at Cambridge-based Rounder Records; as General Manager at Somerville-based Q Division; and was a member of CCTV. We will have other guest hosts as well. These reforms were central to model charter reform movements active in the United States from the early 1900s. Election-related events, 2019 Cambridge City Council Campaign Bank Reports It's also the case that what people find acceptable in terms of living space and amenities has changed dramatically over six decades. Report Accepted, Placed on File 9-0, I'm glad that there's some movement on this regardless whether it leads anywhere - either at the speed of light or more slowly. This year simply sucks in every way, and even though the vaccine is coming it still feels like chasing rainbows. Cambridge Journals Onlineoffers access to a multidisciplinary collection of 412 leading journals, including over 200 published on behalf of learned and professional societies. Charter Right - Nolan. This truth is often lost on the latest wave of activists in the Robert Moses tradition of tearing all things down in the name of density without vision or any sense of history. Below is important information from the City: Please report any power outages directly to Eversource at 800-592-2000. -- Blaise Pascal, ''This is our fucking city, and nobody is gonna dictate our freedom. 1. Open Meeting Portal. Please contact them at 617-349-4300 or Citymanager@cambridgema.gov. Authors; Librarians; Editors; Societies Unfortunately, this goal has been very difficult to achieve due to the lack of availability of land suitable for open space use in Cambridge. Articles and comments may be submitted to Robert@rwinters.com. Please stay out of my yard. in Cambridge, Stories written by In Newton, the unofficial anthem is ‘Kumbaya.’ The Cambridge City Council will undoubtedly pass a resolution demanding that yoga be an Olympic sport. 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