Politics

The SheBoom Sisterhood

They have many names for themselves. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Drums.” “The Rolling Crones.” A “post-menopausal percussion and vocal ensemble.” They are many things—women, activists, mothers. One was a realtor, another’s a former professor, and a third has written five books about Halloween. They came together haphazardly. “It’s a small world in Somerville and […]

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School Committee Candidate Profiles, Group 2 of 2

Twelve candidates will go head-to-head for Cambridge’s six School Committee seats this November. The mayor joins the School Committee to make a seven-member board that serves two-year terms. The city runs a proportional representation election where all candidates run at large and are not connected to specific districts of the city. Scout is putting together profiles on […]


City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 5 of 5

This year, 26 candidates are running for Cambridge’s nine City Council seats. Scout is putting together profiles on every candidate running for City Council so that voters can get informed about the slate of people who could shape Cambridge for the next two years. Election Day is Nov. 7. Find your voting location here. The City […]


Bernie Sanders to Campaign with Local Candidates

Senator Bernie Sanders will join Somerville and Cambridge’s Our Revolution groups on Monday to support several candidates who are running for local office. The two Our Revolution groups have endorsed 17 candidates running for Cambridge’s City Council and Somerville’s Board of Aldermen and School Committee. “Local Our Revolution groups in Somerville and Cambridge have been […]