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  • The Cambridge City Council will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 12 at 5:30pm at City Hall. The agenda is posted online.  We also will hold a roundtable working meeting to discuss the FY19 school budget with the School Committee on Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30pm in the School Committee Room at CRLS. (That […]
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  • The Cambridge Chronicle reported on the policy order we adopted on Feb. 5 to support an EPA Targeted Brownfield Assessment to determine the level of contamination at Jerry's Pond. The Friends of Jerry's Pond are championing the area's cleanup and restoration as a public park. The article quotes my remarks during the Council meeting discussion: Vice Mayor Jan Devereux said she “enthusiastically” supported the proposal, and remembers when a bunch of trees and brush were cleared out of the site two summers ago and some people were “aghast” that “so much of the habitat was destroyed.” [I was one of the people who expressed concerns about the clearing.] “I think somebody referred to it as ‘the great reveal,’” Devereux said. She said local advocates have “opened our eyes to the asset that’s been sitting there sort of staring us in the face.” “I really hope that even though this is just asking for an EPA grant to do an assessment, and it’s still a really long road to get it to the kind of recreational amenity that we’re all envisioning, I hope this starts us down that road, because I’m really excited about the opportunity it presents,” Devereux said.
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  • The Cambridge City Council will meet on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 5;30pm. The agenda is posted on the Open Meeting Portal. Based on the number of items, I predict a short meeting. There is a new option for signing up online for public comment online, starting the Friday before the meeting (see below). City Manager’s Agenda […]
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  • This recent post on the Strong Towns blog resonated with me. Entitled “Blame the Infrastructure, not the Person Biking,” it was written by a woman cyclist in Washington, DC, who swerved to avoid another person who was riding the wrong way in her one-way painted bike lane. She fell and broke her jaw, a traumatic experience […]
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Jan Devereux
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