The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will pay $750 million to gain the rights to redevelop the Volpe Center 14-acre land parcel in Kendall Square, reflecting a concerted push to finish the deal in the last days of the Obama administration after a multi-year process.
Management of The Sinclair has been split in two, with Bowery Cambridge retaining control over music acts but with food and alcohol falling under the purview of Facility Concession Services, which does the same for the Charles Playhouse in Boston.
After debating zoning proposed for Central Square that could add housing and overturn overly broad restrictions against some eateries, city councillors were primed to consider one of the reasons it has taken years, if not decades, to make improvements.
Acknowledging that some staff still feel “discouraged from speaking,” union head Dan Monahan said he is working with the School Committee and administration to make the budget process “both safe and deeply engaging for educators.”
Simmons is an unlikely attendee for the inauguration of Trump as president, after a national campaign and transition that embraced, and was embraced by, white supremacists and anti-gay activists.