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City Councilors Bring Local Government to the Podcast World

City Councilors Sumbul Siddiqui and Alanna Mallon forged a friendship on the campaign trail last year, bonding over the challenges of being first-time female candidates. Their friendship has continued over their first six months in office, and they’ve channeled their easy banter into a weekly podcast called “Women Are Here.” The podcast touches on everything from […]


Local Musicians Face Leaving the City As EMF Evictions Loom

Local musician Anna Rae says she was surprised and angry when she found out that her band and nearly 200 other artists and musicians were being evicted from the EMF building near Central Square this past February. “It’s devastating for the individual artists and the music community,” Rae says. “It’s a critical resource that we […]


Nadya Okamoto on Her City Council Campaign and Upcoming Book

Content warning: This article discusses physical abuse and sexual assault. Nadya Okamoto is a sophomore at Harvard, works full-time running two non-profits, recently wrapped up a City Council bid, and has two months to write her first book. Okamoto was spread thin but filled with excitement on an afternoon in late November. Her chapter deadlines […]


Unofficial Election Results

City Council: Denise Simmons, Sumbul Siddiqui, Marc McGovern, Jan Devereux, Quinton Zondervan, Tim Toomey, Alanna Mallon, Dennis Carlone, Craig Kelley Preliminary ballot counts showed that all City Council incumbents running for re-election held onto their seats. Sumbul Siddiqui, Quinton Zondervan, and Alanna Mallon were projected to secure the seats left vacant by Nadeem Mazen, Leland Cheung, and David […]


Voters Pick from Slew of Candidates

Voters had a total of 38 candidates to sort through before showing up at the polls on Tuesday, as 26 City Council candidates and 12 School Committee hopefuls vied for municipal seats. Voter turnout hovered at about 17 percent at 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cambridge Election Commission. The number does not include ballots […]


2017 Election Voter Guide

Election Day is here. We’ve been publishing profiles on all the candidates running for office in the Nov. 7 elections, and are putting those profiles in one place so you can do your last-minute research before hitting the polls. Cantabrigians have a wide array of choices for City Council seats this November, with 26 candidates […]


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 […]


City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 4 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, and the last day to register […]


City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 3 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, and the last day to register […]


City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 2 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, and the last day to register […]


City Council Considers Fund for DACA Recipients

The Cambridge City Council will discuss a policy order on Monday night that would establish a fund to aid Cambridge DACA recipients. The policy order comes after President Donald Trump announced a six-month-delayed ending of the Obama-era program that protected undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The deadline for current […]