2016 Op-Ed: Income Inequality

I believe that Cambridge should be a welcoming and inclusive city for people from all backgrounds; and that everyone should be able to make a good life for themselves in this wonderful community.

I’m particularly proud of an op-ed that I wrote in January of 2016 for Wicked Local Cambridge, and I wanted to share it here.

We are currently facing a crisis of inequality, and I do not want Cambridge to become a city of the haves and the have nots. We will need bold and creative solutions to ensure that people from all walks of life can thrive here.

Please read the op-ed here and let me know what you think – I am always available to hear from you.

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2006 Op-Ed: Immigration and In-State Tuition

I am proud of an op-ed that I wrote over a decade ago about the availability of in-state higher education tuition for undocumented students.

The debate over immigration policy has only grown more contentious over time, but Cambridge has always affirmed the rights of those who pursue a better life – remaining committed to being a sanctuary city.

The East Cambridge that I grew up in was a community of immigrants – “multiculturalism” before we even had that word. Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Lithuanian… my neighbors came from all over the world and we worked together to make sure everyone was taken care of. I hope that we can find that understanding for one another as the fight for an inclusive and affordable Cambridge continues.

Let me know your thoughts by reaching out any time.

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What I’ve been up to…

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks as Cambridge enjoys the final weeks of summer. I’ve been very lucky to be able to attend a number of fantastic community events as I continued my work on the City Council to ensure that Cambridge is welcoming to all.

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