Monthly Archives: March 2012

Oxycontin: Hillbilly Heroin Hits Cambridge

March 10, 2012

The Introduction of a three part story about OxyContin use in Cambridge. Cambridge may have a growing drug problem on the streets, as well as in the pharmacies. When a medical drug is used for a task other than its intended purpose, it can cause a chain reaction of abuse which affects more than just […]

Word on the Street Update

March 10, 2012

Work  is progressing on the newspaper boxes. Several of the artists have started, and as they are completed they will be swapped with the unpainted boxes which are out at various locations, and the unpainted boxes will be given to other artists. (We’re also working on getting more boxes)

Uncle Robby Update:Communication Breakdown

March 7, 2012

I just wanted to post a quick update on my Uncle Robby’s status as a lot of people are asking, and I have a column in this issue about it. Susan Bridges and I have been meeting with and talking to various officials regarding my uncle, who suffered a stroke over a year ago and […]

Abort Girls in Canada?

March 6, 2012

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Journal, (a publication that my doctor endorses), shed light on something many may see as an unsavoury cultural practice. It seems that Asian Canadians have a blatant preference for boy over girl babies. The editor Mr. R. Kale, informed the medical profession that upon getting the baby’s sexual identity […]

60 of 63 Motions for budget cuts by Coun. Ben Tucci Defeated

March 6, 2012

Last night Coun. Ben Tucci came up with over $1.1M in budget cuts, which if adopted would have brought the tax increase to just over 2% down from 3.74%. 60 of his 63 motions were defeated. 3 were adopted. Of the over $1.1 million he recommended be cut, only $25,000 or so was cut. Here […]

Building Gold on Contaminated Ground?

March 5, 2012

The city is building Green Buildings on shaky ground, and trying to fool everyone with a fog of green smoke surrounded by gold mirrors. Silver isn’t good enough, our council wants Cambridge to be the greenest city in Canada. We already have the “greenest” city hall in Canada, and as of March 5 all new […]