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Residents’ lawsuits keep condos on hold around Porter Square showcase church

Residents’ lawsuits keep condos on hold around Porter Square showcase church

Residents hoping to stop a 46-unit condominium project around St. James’s Episcopal Church are okay with the case dragging on.

Planning Board to New Street developer: We need many answers before we can act

Planning Board to New Street developer: We need many answers before we can act

Developers at 75 New St. must return to the Planning Board in September for a fourth meeting to answer questions.

Trustee’s recap of Health Alliance budget, plans to cut red ink: ‘Very difficult waters’

Trustee’s recap of Health Alliance budget, plans to cut red ink: ‘Very difficult waters’

Cambridge Health Alliance leaders warned of extraordinarily difficult times ahead as trustees adopted a budget leaving the health care system $19.8 million in the red.

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Features

Nice shot: Remembrance of Seth Teller included on ribbons at ex-courthouse

Nice shot: Remembrance of Seth Teller included on ribbons at ex-courthouse

The ribbons tied Friday to the fence around the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge seemed to have nearly as many meanings as colors.

Five things to do this weekend: July 26-27

Five things to do this weekend: July 26-27

“Rhinocéros” by Eugene Ionesco; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”; “Red-Breasted Swallows in Blueberry Land”; Electro Queer Trans Resisdance; and Cambridge Jazz Festival.

Commentary

Let Clover stay open 24 hours in Central, but let it be only city’s first all-day eatery

Let Clover stay open 24 hours in Central, but let it be only city’s first all-day eatery

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes to a 24-hour Clover – and hopefully to the all-day businesses that may follow in certain pockets of the city.

Economic value from Silver Maple Forest outweighs condos, Lesley professors say

Economic value from Silver Maple Forest outweighs condos, Lesley professors say

Though the multimillion-dollar price tag for this property is high, the forest pays for itself over the long term in many ways.

Theater

The Bard’s cross-dressing ‘Twelfth Night’ doubles down on confusion on Common

The Bard’s cross-dressing ‘Twelfth Night’ doubles down on confusion on Common

The current “Twelfth Night” is a perfectly pleasant way to lounge on Boston’s lawn, especially for free. But it has a couple of smallish problems.

Food

Bagelsaurus to replace bakery in Porter; Bukowski in renovations; Yoki struggles

Bagelsaurus to replace bakery in Porter; Bukowski in renovations; Yoki struggles

Porter Square is losing a Rosie’s Bakery and gaining Bagelsaurus and its handmade bagels, which have been called the best in Boston.

Music

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

The six-year-old Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra was shut down Wednesday by its board of directors, citing increasing difficulties in finding funding.

Names

Banneker’s summer program operated with $5,000 in help from Eastern Bank

Banneker’s summer program operated with $5,000 in help from Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank awarded the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School a grant to support the school’s summer program, ending Aug. 1.