Nadeem is always thrilled to hear from his constituency. He's here thanks to you, and nothing makes his day more than being able to work in collaboration with members of the community to create a better Cambridge. Feel free to leave a message, and your name, email, and any other applicable information, and we'll be sure to get in touch with you!

  • commented 2016-10-01 20:41:55 -0400
    Dear Councilor Mazen:

    Why does the City Manager always give the developers permission to do whatever they want with the City’s land and properties??? The City Manager should not have handed over the Foundry building, or any other part of Cambridge, to these developers!!

    Why don’t you and other city councilors override the City Manager and the Planning Board and stop developers from building on floodplains in the Fresh Pond/Alewife area, taking over the Foundry building, and generally running this city. It seems that nobody is able, or willing, to stand up FOR current and future residents of Cambridge! This is unacceptable!!!

    The City Manager, city councilors, and members of the Planning Board have given developers control of this city with terrible consequences, and nobody can (or is willing) to stop them. Traffic has increased tremendously, developers are building on floodplains and other environmentally sensitive areas and were allowed to destroy the Silver Maple Forest; low and moderate income residents have lost out, as always happens when city leaders cater to developers and other people with lots of money and power.

    What can we expect from you and progressive City Council members? What do you think of the new City Manager? Why does our city have a housing crisis? (It never had one in all of my 35 years in Cambridge.) Why wasn’t it prevented from happening?

    I would like to attend the informal group that you will be convening about the housing crisis. I would also like to meet with you about my concerns about Cambridge Rindge and Latin and the Cambridge Pubilc Schools.

    Please let me know when you have office hours during the coming week.

    Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Hunter Aldrich

    1 Field Street

    Fresh Pond/Alewife
  • commented 2016-08-10 17:27:33 -0400
    What is your position on Yes on #4 to tax and regulate Marijuana?
  • commented 2016-07-28 11:07:16 -0400
    Hello! We have a new show on CCTV where adults debate kids. We would love to have you on and talk politics! We film on Mondays at 7:30pm in Central sq.! Let us know what you think! Thanks! The show is called “Prospects of Kidkind”. Here is our website: Thanks so much!!
  • commented 2016-07-23 16:25:14 -0400
    Well I don’t know why I have not gotten a response back. I have left a few messages , and I would like to interview you for a few web and app projects . The company that I own has over 7 million dollars in sales , and if you are in the business of business then someone needs to get back to the potential customer i.e. Me !
  • commented 2016-07-01 08:58:01 -0400
    Hi, Nadeem — I posted a short piece about Tuesday’s Iftar dinner on the CCTV web page; it’s at

    Could you let me know if you see any factual errors or things that should be fixed? Thanks so much.

    Mary Holbrow
  • commented 2016-06-23 22:14:31 -0400
    I was looking at a parking kiosk on church street today which said “quarters or visa/mastercard only”. This seems privilege those of us with access to credit. Might it be possible to set up our kiosks to use Charliecards as an alternative digital cash system? Where else in Cambridge might we be able to explore the use of Charliecards as a payment mechanism for those without access to credit?
  • commented 2016-06-13 03:04:02 -0400
    So are you content with the hatred you are spewing? Your holiday movement that twists the American history you do not know in order to assign blame to other communities in our country for events that are well done in the past?

    The fault (by your words):“…understanding that this country was predicated on horrific acts”. So Jihad upon the descendants of Columbus and his invaders, like the ones in Orlando that yesterday suffered by your words and actions while they lived and were letting you live with your twisted and warped thoughts.

    Don’t tell us that you are not terrorists, polluting the minds of our young.

    “He says the next step is to ask Cambridge schools to change how they teach Columbus’ legacy.”
  • commented 2016-06-09 15:37:56 -0400
    Hi Nadeem, CCAE in Harvard Square is really interested in having you come speak about Indigenous People’s Day (or really anything you want to talk about) as part of our Gonson Lecture Series. Would you please send me an email?
  • commented 2016-06-06 05:16:24 -0400

    I would like to know if it’s possible to have a blog post posted on your website.

    We can pay $50.00 by Paypal.

    The article its related to an entertainment games website.

    I can send you an example of the article for approval if you want of course.

    Thank you!
  • commented 2016-06-02 14:38:28 -0400
    As an artist you know personally and one that would be highly interested in dirt cheap housing, I was curious what all is required for your plan, how I can get the funds to afford the said housing and how to get on the “list”.
  • commented 2016-05-05 19:43:09 -0400

    I just saw you on WGBH. I voted for you in the recent election. But will never again while you are supporting a candidate for president that does not have either the ability to put his wonderful “dreams” into action, or the heart to put our country first.

    I am deeply disappointed that you aren’t puting the future of America first.

    Bernie Sanders is no democrat – just look at his weak record in Vermont with regard to job creation. And his support of the NRA – he doesn’t care that there are ways to reduce gun violence mistakes such as finger print connectivity to the weapon, without taking away the rights of the hunter.

    Nadeem, I had trusted that your values were honorable and that you really cared about our most vulnerable and undeserved communities.. I no longer believe they are.
  • commented 2016-05-02 10:51:14 -0400
    As salamu Alikum Brother.

    Hope things are well going with you and Cambrifge has been well under your leadership.

    I’m reaching in regards to Daney Field Permit. We did met personally last year with Brother Ayaz Shaikj and Toshif Tai and my self Ismaiil Pethania. You were willing to help us out for use Daney Field for organizing Charity Cricket Tournament for our local Mosqe Rindge Islamic Center.

    We are looking to organize this year month of July after Ramadan, if you could please help us out in participate it will be huge help for us. I can be reach at 857-600-5334.
  • commented 2016-04-29 01:56:35 -0400
    Hi Nadeem, So is Memorial Drive going to have an extra lane for bikes/pedestrians on Friday April 29?
  • commented 2016-04-26 23:27:44 -0400
    Nadeem —

    My name is Nathan Lachenmyer, and I am a grassroots community organizer in Somerville as well as a candidate for an At-Large Delegate to the Democratic National Convention . I was wondering if we could meet to discuss two things:

    1) If you would be interested in supporting me at the Democratic State Committee meeting on May 7th, and

    2) If you would be interesting in sharing your thoughts about how a grassroots community organizer like myself could best help our progressive representatives make meaningful change in the community.

    thanks in advance for your time,

  • commented 2016-04-08 15:37:01 -0400
    Hi Im conctacting you on behalf of DemocracyOS team, do you have an email to exchange some ideas? Regarding :
  • commented 2016-03-21 13:51:14 -0400
    Hi, Nadeem -

    I have a correction to my message yesterday about the tool library: I didn’t realize that the DPW’s budget spreadsheet was for 2 years, so my concern about the seemingly high salary cost was misplaced – please ignore that part of my message.


    Ted Live
  • commented 2016-03-15 08:06:16 -0400
    Thanks so much to Hannah, David and you for the great video about Friday Cafe at First Church in Cambridge. Please stop by any time for a cup of coffee or tea if you are in Harvard Square on a Friday afternoon.
  • commented 2016-03-02 12:02:55 -0500
    Dear Mr. Mazen,

    I am a writer for CityLab, the urbanism site at The Atlantic. I was hoping you had some time either today or tomorrow to discuss danger!awesome’s new initiative with the City of Boston to install cigarette butt receptacles throughout the city. We’re looking to run a story on the subject in the coming days, and I’d welcome any insights you may have!

    All the best,

    Aria Bendix

    Editorial Fellow,
  • commented 2016-02-16 11:43:03 -0500
    Nadeem! The Paraclete, a South Boston afterschool program, is honoring Boston Police Comm. William Evans at its reception on Feb 24, at BC High, at 6:30. You should stop by!!
  • commented 2015-10-17 22:10:26 -0400

    I am new to the group but from what i have learned I think that this message would resound with the people you serve and would like to see if it can be shown as a message to your group of voters.I think it is a message all should hear and strive for, it would be a better world if more could adopt it.
  • commented 2015-10-15 16:37:16 -0400
    I’m all for you and your various causes but bringing in refugees to a very crowded and over priced city is a tough one for me to swallow. I’ve been on the senior housing list for almost five years now. Send em money, send them to college, send them to Kansas or Maine or Western Ma. We have veterans sleeping on the street for Gods sake!

    While I’m at it, folks should be able to send you a message anonymously and not have to provide names and email address
  • commented 2015-10-15 16:35:39 -0400
    Nadeem, your response to the Syrian refugee crisis for Cambridge to coordinate and cooperate with the Peace Commission is good leadership. Cambridge is vibrant because of its continual rejuvenation of global talent and long term residents who continue the historical commitment to community building.
  • commented 2015-10-15 16:15:59 -0400
  • commented 2015-09-16 10:35:14 -0400
    Hi! My name is Kate Yoon and I am a rising sophomore at Harvard College. I’m writing to you because I need help with a research project, and I saw your profile through Instagram. (Great account by the way!)

    I am a research fellow for Youthful Cities, a project that aims to rank the world’s top 100 cities from a youth perspective. Youthful Cities publishes a yearly report read by city governments and businesses around the world, and our work has been featured in media outlets such as TIME Magazine and Financial Times. My job is to collect data for the Greater Boston Area, including obtaining 1000 survey responses from youth ages 15 to 29, and to design a qualitative research strategy that adds context to the survey responses.

    I was wondering if you would be willing to distribute the survey that we have – called the Urban Attitudes Survey – across your networks. Twitter, mailing lists, Facebook and other social networks would be best. The survey can be found here:

    I was also wondering if you have any suggestions for places I can put physical posters up – town halls, university buildings, etc.

    I’m happy to talk about any of these things in person or over the phone. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.


  • commented 2015-09-05 11:50:54 -0400

    clicking on this link does not load the video presentation like the other ones in the technology series.
  • commented 2015-08-31 18:24:17 -0400
    Hello- Want to see the busker’s parade at 5:00 on Tuesday. Can you please tell me where the parade commences? Thanks, Can we view it from the corner of Norfolk and Mass Ave??

  • commented 2015-08-30 16:28:34 -0400
    Dear Nadeem,

    Cambridge City Councillors should promote comprehensive recycling and composting programs throughout the city that counteract the practice of throwing our recyclable and organic waste in landfills. Such programs should include providing a comprehensive and ongoing educational campaign to promote recycling and composting at businesses, in public spaces, and in individual and communal residences. Recycling bins should be installed all public areas, city buildings, and in the city’s train stations. Residents and building owners should be “pushed” i.e. incentivized to recycle and compost waste products in available onsite receptacles, compost organic waste, and reduce the amount of trash they produce. Residents and business owners should pay to throw their trash away be “punished” if they do not comply with the city ordinances, or they will never see the need to change their behavior. Business should be prohibited from giving customers plastic bags and promote customers to shop with their own bags. Residents should be educated about the importance of composing and given bins which we can put in our refrigerators and use to deposit our organic waste.

    The City Council needs to help residents and business owners to act more like the people who live and work in San Francisco, a community that recycles and composts a high percentage of its waste. We can take better care of our environment, but we need your help to teach us how to take care of our community for current and future generations!!!

    Thank you for your work and current efforts to improve the city!
  • commented 2015-08-17 19:26:46 -0400
    About the $15 minimum wage: What would be the phase-in period? Would it go up incrementally over a few years? It seems that would help businesses adjust. My main concern is not to push out smaller businesses.
  • commented 2015-08-16 16:09:41 -0400
    Nadeem, thank you for doing this. I was recruited onto the Committee for A Living Wage that is in place now. Gerald Bergman has had experience of the operation of the Committee that was appointed to oversee its operations. One of the reasons that it was so difficult was that on the Committee that was doing the work with the help of lawyers who volunteered, was not solidly behind the $10.00 that I advocated. Especially Union members questioned the wage structures and how this would affect their interests. It was no until George Meany, published a demand that all affiliates of the AFL support the Living wage that the opposition was overcome. It was heavily opposed by then City Manager Healy, even though very few City employees earned less than $10.00. Minimum wage applying to all businesses in Cambridge including ones that have no business with the City, may prove more difficult. Let’s make a time to talk for ten minutes and I’ll give you what information I can.

    Elie Yarden

    Cambridge Green-Rainbow Party.
  • commented 2015-08-02 19:11:06 -0400
    We have been reading news of real estate “transfers” (sales) in our neighborhood. We realized that one property was “flipped”, that is, resold quickly at a substantially higher value with no improvements having been made. I’m wondering if there is or could be an ordinance that requires a cooling off period before a property can be sold again. Such a provision might slow inflation in real estate prices, which are already out of reach for many people.

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