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Helder Peixoto

Helder Peixoto

Helder “Sonny” Peixoto is stressing public safety issues in his highly visible campaign for city council.

On public safety --

“When [a student] has their bicycle stolen... it’s devastating.”

Peixoto has proposed a joint MIT, Harvard, MBTA, state and local police network to reduce crimes such as bike theft. He singled out lewd and lascivious behavior along the Charles River and public intoxication as crimes that should be prosecuted more vigorously.

On public improvements --

“Why should we have to cross the bridge?”

Peixoto feels that Cambridge should provide the same public services that Boston does and has proposed constructing a “hatch shell” in the magazine beach area and a dog path.

On development in Cambridge --

“MIT and Harvard are not doing their share to halt development.”

Peixoto encourages MIT to construct additional student housing in order to relieve pressure on the Cambridge housing market.