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What’s New: City Beat

Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage is in the Works A committee will oversee the creation of a public monument honoring the local community’s role in the women’s suffrage movement, Curbed Boston reports. The effort to commemorate this historical moment was sparked last year by local teenager Sofia Bernstein and her mother, Kim. “It was shocking when […]


Fall Symposium “Where is Cambridge From?”

The Past and Present of Immigration and Sanctuary Who is Welcome and Safe Here? Who feels welcome and safe in Cambridge? A look at the city’s history around immigration and sanctuary can reveal some compelling truths about the present. Cambridge became a sanctuary city in 1985, but what does sanctuary really mean for residents, for […]


City to Offer Legal Screening Clinic for Immigrants

The City of Cambridge has established a free, monthly clinic that will help local immigrants determine what their options are for pursuing citizenship or legal status. The clinic, run by the Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship (CIRC) and the Community Legal Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC—pronounced “classic”), will bring in volunteer immigration lawyers. CLSACC […]


Cambridge Author Highlights Indian-American Achievement

There’s a moment in season one of the much-loved NBC series Parks & Recreation where Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) are making small talk on a stakeout. “You’re not from here, right?” Knope asks, to which Haverford replies, “No, I moved here from South Carolina.” “But you moved to South Carolina from where?” she presses, not […]