Politics

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


School Committee Candidate Profiles, Group 1 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 1 of 5

Cantabrigians have a wide array of choices for City Council seats this November, with 26 candidates running for nine spots. For those who are new to Cambridge’s municipal elections, the voting format is likely unfamiliar. The city runs a proportional representation election where all candidates run at large and are not connected to specific districts […]


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 […]


Businesses Petition City Council for Changes to Harvard Square

The Harvard Square Business Association has submitted a policy order to the City Council that it says would increase foot traffic and help businesses in the square. The policy order explains that despite the vibrancy of Harvard Square, many businesses have found it impossible to stay in business—Fire + Ice, Schoenhof’s Foreign Books, wagamama, and […]


State Rep Tim Toomey Looks to Defend His State House Seat

Tim Toomey has been in public service for more than 30 years—first as a school committee member, then as a Cambridge city councilor and, since 1993, as a state representative for the 26th Middlesex District. “I love it,” Toomey reflects as he sips a coffee at Ola Cafe in East Somerville. “Every day is different. Every day, […]