Before Sage Cannabis can sell medical marijuana in a below-ground retail space between Harvard and Central squares, it has to sell city officials and residents on why it’s a good idea.
Will the former City Sports space in Porter Square become a speakeasy? The world’s biggest Popeyes fried chicken fast food restaurant? A Hot Topic that saves black lipstick aficionados the travel time to Braintree or Saugus?
The typically two-hour gatherings at which councillors go in-depth on issues have been barred from broadcast, although the rule has been debated by the council over at least the past three terms, with occasionally silly results.
RentHop, an apartment search website with three former Massachusetts Institute of Technology students among its key staff, has done a deep dive into Cambridge’s OpenData platform and come out with an fascinating look at ticketing last year.
Of 27 parents speaking at a School Committee budget hearing, most asked for more help in supporting diverse classrooms in terms of ability, race, income and needs, including classes that have been shaken by social-emotional behavior issues.