Category: Wicked Local Cambridge

Progress is accumulative

Wicked Local Cambridge — Column from Cathie Zusy regarding cumulative effect of efforts being made by many to improve Magazine Beach. One of the efforts highlighted is “[t]he advocacy of state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and Rep. Jay Livingstone who introduced legislation that added the 1818 Magazine to DCR’s Historic Curatorship Program last July and secured in the new $150,000 appropriation.” Read the story.

Social justice is part of ‘sharing economy’ equation in panel discussion on Saturday

Cambridge Day, Cambridge Wicked Local — Report on upcoming panel discussion “Making the Sharing Economy Work for Everyone,” which “takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the offices of video hosting business Wistia, 17 Tudor St., East Cambridge. Light refreshments will be provided.” The panel discussion was organized by Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen and includes Rep. Jay Livingstone as one of the panelists. Read the story in the Cambridge Day or read the story in Cambridge Wicked Local.

LETTER: Support the Barrett bill to combat climate change

Cambridge Wicked Local — Letter sharing the following resolution passed by the Cambridge City Council:

We, the Cambridge Democratic City Committee, urge the Massachusetts Legislature to pass legislation that imposes a fee on the carbon content of fossil fuels and returns that revenue to households and businesses. We commend Sen. Mike Barrett, D-Lexington, for drafting such legislation (SD 285, An Act Combating Climate Change), and the 41 senators and representatives for co-sponsoring the bill, including Cambridge Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen, Second Middlesex District, and Cambridge Reps. David Rogers, 24th Middlesex District, Marjorie Decker, 25th Middlesex District, Timothy J. Toomey Jr., 26th Middlesex District, Jonathan Hecht, 29th Middlesex District, and Jay Livingstone, Eighth Suffolk District, and we urge all our Cambridge state senators and representatives to vote for it during the 2015-16 session.

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Rep. Livingstone and Sen. Jehlen File Equal Pay Bill

Wicked Local Cambridge — Report on legislation filed by Representative Livingstone and Senator Pat Jehlan: “Rep. Jay Livingstone and Sen. Pat Jehlen, who both represent Cambridge, filed legislation to combat the gender wage gap and other pay disparities throughout the commonwealth. The bill, titled An Act to Establish Pay Equity, has the backing of a coalition of progressive women’s organizations called the Equal Pay Coalition, which includes the Women’s Bar Association, MassNOW, and the Commission on the Status of Women.” Representative Ellen Story and Senator Karen Spilka are joint filers of the legislation. Read the story.

Guest column: A renaissance at Magazine Beach Park

Cambridge Wicked Local — Report discussing improvements underway at Magazine Beach because of the joint efforts of the Magazine Beach Committee of the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Cambridge, Senator Petrucelli and Rep. Livingstone, and many others. It notes “thanks to the legislative efforts of state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli and Rep. Jay Livingstone, the building will have a new life under the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Historic Curatorship Program.” Read the story.