Cambridge Daily reports that Our Revolution, the new national progressive group started out of the ashes of the Bernie Sanders campaign, has endorsed state Sen. Pat Jehlen in her race against Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, and Mike Connolly, who is running against state Rep. Tim Toomey.
The Boston Business Journal reports on Councilor Leland Cheung's idea to let a developer put a 1,000-foot tower on the land now occupied by the comparatively puny Volpe transportation building.
So Leland Cheung, running for lieutenant governor, wants to get rid of the governor's council? Governor's Councilor Robert Jubinville wishes to have a word with him:
The Governor's Council is not an "antiquated vestige" but rather a constitutional body created at the same time as the Senate, which he seems so fond of. Mr. Adams would be very upset by such remarks made by a candidate for lieutenant governor who is looking for attention to save a fledgling campaign.
Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung says it's time to eliminate the governor's council, a holdover from the days when the governor was appointed by the king of England.
Cheung says the council's most important role - confirming the appointment of judicial nominees - could be handed over to the state Senate.
City councilors from both cities are planning a joint hearing, with the World Class Cities Partnership (yes, that's a thing), to talk about ways of encouraging our smart people to stay here.
The Herald reports Cambridge is developing its own benefits package to try to keep Vertex in Cambridge, rather than letting it flee to South Boston - such as municipal "financing incentives."