Results in Governing Board election

New Board begins 2½ year term in December

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8—The votes are counted at last. ACT has a new Governing Board that will meet to select its executive officers on December 7. ACT voters have also weighed in on some policy questions for the new Board’s guidance.

ACT ballots to be counted Nov. 2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30—Volunteers from the Arlington League of Women Voters will open the ballot box and begin counting the votes at the ACT Office shortly after 4:00 in the afternoon of Saturday, November 2. There are sixty-five candidates for thirty seats on the ACT Governing Board. Results are expected to be announced by 7:00 p.m.

State House rent control rally Oct. 26

City Life leads push to support local option bills

Postal muddle delays ACT vote tally

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18— The counting of votes in the ACT Board election has been postponed to the first week in November. This decision is due to unexplained delays in the delivery of mailed ballots by the U.S. Postal Service. More than 90 percent of ballots in ACT Board elections are cast by mail.

ACT Governing Board election

ballots must be received by October 19

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20— In a few days, official ballots will be mailed to 5800 ACT households for the 2019 Governing Board election. Sixty-four candidates are on the ballot, competing for thirty seats on the Board. Ballots will be counted on Saturday, October 19. 

Mobile laundry for homeless

Hasson Rashid

MONDAY, JULY 22—This year, for the second time, I submitted "Laundry Truck(s) for the Homeless.” as a project idea in the Participatory Budgeting (PB) competition. I will ask Cambridge to vote for my PB Project idea, if it makes the final cut. I would like to introduce my PB project idea to Cambridge's public at large. Give the Cambridge’s homeless an opportunity to have clean clothes, to maintain a sense of dignity and to meet a basic human need. 

CHA—It's not just housing

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808-812 Memorial Drive Tenants

SATURDAY, JUNE 29—At its June 29 annual meeting, the 808-12 Memorial Drive Tenant Association discussed and voted on changes to the Association's bylaws. To read or download the revised bylaws please click here

State law against bullying?

FRIDAY, MAY 10—What is bullying? You usually think of a bully as young male who walks around with a few other guys and harrasses particular individuals. But “grown-ups” can be bullies too. In fact bullying is so common in housing for people over age 55 that it has led to calls for new laws to combat it.

Much ado about housing

bill cunningham

THURSDAY, APRIL 25—“Housing” is once again the hot topic in Cambridge and the Boston area. It is also in the spotlight around the country. There has not been this much talk about housing crisis for a long time. Indeed prices and rents are higher than they've ever been, being driven up—or rather pulled up—from the top. The wealthy have got much wealthier—and they are willing and able to pay almost any price for their digs. In turn the near-wealthy have to pay more too if they don’t want to be left behind in the prestige dust. Lower income and even middle income renter households are in a much worse position—they are being pushed out of their neighborhoods entirely.