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, […]

Activist Mike Connolly has His Eyes Set on the State House

“I am truly a progressive champion,” says lawyer and activist Mike Connolly. Towering well over six feet tall, he certainly looks the part. Connolly is running for State Representative of the 26th Middlesex District, and his candidacy marks the first contested primary since 2004 for the region, which includes parts of Somerville and Cambridge. He’s running against Tim Toomey, who […]

“I’m What ISIS Doesn’t Need”: The MIT Team Behind @DeepDrumpf

In real life and on Twitter, the one thing you can count on Donald Trump for is saying outlandish things (or typing them out with his little sausage fingers). And after John Oliver’s recent Trump—er, sorry, Drumpf—takedown on Last Week Tonight, Bradley Hayes of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) used artificial intelligence to create a Twitter […]

Five Participatory Budgeting Proposals We Love

The project proposal period for the second round of participatory budgeting came to a close on Monday, with ideas that were futuristic (using gym equipment to power an electrical grid), suggestions so nice that they popped up twice (Kendall and Central Square had residents requesting public, real-time transit screens) and submissions that were at least a little tongue in cheek. (“Stop giving out […]

2013 Race for City Council

Cambridge will hold its municipal elections on Tuesday, November 5. Along with School Committee elections, there’s a tight race for the Cambridge City Council this year and your vote makes a difference. Not sure who to vote for? We asked every candidate for City Council – all 25 challengers and incumbents vying for nine spots […]