Cambridge councillors look into limiting election donors seeking benefit from city

Jun 11, 2019

“For me, it’s really important to think about improving public trust in government institutions and how we get there, Siddiqui said. 

Cambridge officials propose cleaning up area around Jerry’s Pond

Jun 4, 2019

After the city was told last year it could not apply for a grant to clean up contamination at the privately owned Jerry’s Pond, officials are considering other ways to try to revitalize the surrounding area.

Pop-ups such as Community Phone fill a void where view could be long-empty storefronts

May 6, 2019

City councillor Sumbul Siddiqui, who has been focused on the problem of unused retail space in her Economic Development Committee, called pop-ups “a unique way to keep a vacant storefront active, even if in the short term,” especially as some vacancies stretch into the years – sometimes because owners get tax write-offs that eliminate their incentive to find a long-term lease. 

Many reasons for Cambridge Digs Deep series in a place thought to be a ‘progressive utopia’

Nov 26, 2018

The city launches its Cambridge Digs Deep sessions Wednesday, a program initiated by Mayor Marc McGovern and city councillor Sumbul Siddiqui to spur a citywide conversation about race, diversity and equity. 

Opinion: Increases in public funding to legal aid providers protects tenants

Oct 28, 2018

Since my term as a Cambridge city councilor began in January 2018, housing has been the number one concern for members of our community.

Unresponsive property owners are called out among many causes of long-vacant storefronts

Jul 26, 2018

A study of Cambridge’s vacant storefronts, sometimes empty for months or years at a time even in the most prominent areas, includes calls for “open channels of communication” with property owners but no answer for an all too common problem: When the owners won’t communicate.

Siddiqui, activist since days as CRLS teen, returns for Cambridge council campaign

May 12, 2017

Sumbul Siddiqui, a native of Cambridge, human services commissioner and public interest attorney, is pleased to announce her candidacy for City Council.

Sumbul Siddiqui announces City Council candidacy

May 16, 2017

Siddiqui is currently an attorney at Northeast Legal Aid, a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal services to low-income and elderly people in northeastern Massachusetts. Siddiqui leads a practice helping low-income entrepreneurs with their small business needs.

New legal aid helping business

Aug 29, 2016

"These individuals are at a spot in their life where they're working really hard, they want to go out and start a business, they just need the resources," said Sumbul Siddiqui, the NLA attorney who runs the economic development practice.