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Landmark Central Square tower project arrives with some questions, complaints

Landmark Central Square tower project arrives with some questions, complaints

After waiting two years to make a proposal to city officials, companies behind a big building project came before the City Council to face rebukes for last-minute surprises and a vague presentation.

Residents swarm to hearing about bees, but board asks them to talk it out first

Residents swarm to hearing about bees, but board asks them to talk it out first

A Cambridgeport synagogue has until Jan. 8 to make peace with neighbors who suffered bee stings and swarms from four rooftop hives last summer, a chance the congregation has embraced.

Hospital readmission rate draws penalty, but added category gives it an asterisk

Hospital readmission rate draws penalty, but added category gives it an asterisk

For the third year in a row, Cambridge Health Alliance faces penalties for having too many patients return to the hospital within a month after they’re discharged.

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Features

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 22-23

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 22-23

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”; “The Trojan Women”; Kaiju Big Battel 20th Anniversary Bash; “10 Things I Hate About You”; and Radius Ensemble: Pluck.

Stressed, forgetful, autistic may find hope looking to Google Glass, MIT Media Lab

Stressed, forgetful, autistic may find hope looking to Google Glass, MIT Media Lab

Projects called BioGlass and SenseGlass can offer stress management tips in real time – and might aid in fitness, memory and as tools to help people relate to others.

Opinion

East Cambridge group regrets courthouse process over development led to lawsuits

East Cambridge group regrets courthouse process over development led to lawsuits

The NAEC regrets the necessity of filing lawsuits, but strongly supports the need for determinations on the underlying issues by an independent court of law.

Funding to show Harvard police M.O. about Occupy, protests needs your help

Funding to show Harvard police M.O. about Occupy, protests needs your help

Here are some reasons the public may want to support fundraising to pay for opening up email between Cambridge and Harvard police.

Theater

Black Friday’s all about Bowie, burlesque with this ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ tribute

Black Friday’s all about Bowie, burlesque with this ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ tribute

If Black Friday is going to be a tradition, chanteuse Niki Luparelli has a way to make it cool: Make it about the coolest person ever, David Bowie.

Names

City, Harvard University, local partners celebrate affordable-housing milestone

City, Harvard University, local partners celebrate affordable-housing milestone

The City of Cambridge, HRI and Harvard celebrate the final steps in the acquisition, preservation and renovation of 25 affordable housing units in Harvard Square.

Media

Takeda logo doesn’t say pharmaceuticals, but it turns out it also doesn’t sell burgers

Takeda logo doesn’t say pharmaceuticals, but it turns out it also doesn’t sell burgers

Why is this combination minimart and purveyor of cheeseburgers, fries and frozen dairy treats aspiring to cure cancer?

Comedy

ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular helps you find the true meaning of Black Friday

ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular helps you find the true meaning of Black Friday

If you’re not prepared for Friday’s start of the gift-giving holiday season, at least you can ease into it satirically with The ImprovBoston Holiday Spectacular.