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Courthouse redevelopment approved 6-0 by Planning Board, residents vowing suit

Courthouse redevelopment approved 6-0 by Planning Board, residents vowing suit

Planning Board approval of plans for the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse site in East Cambridge came with various conditions, starting with mixed-income housing.

City lawyer adds answers on courthouse for meeting tonight; state takes property

City lawyer adds answers on courthouse for meeting tonight; state takes property

As the state files to take its own former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse by eminent domain, the Planning Board readies a vote on development there.

Good finances will lower tax rates again as councillors ask about more for housing

Good finances will lower tax rates again as councillors ask about more for housing

Property values are up, but thanks to the city again using free cash and other money for relief, only 15 percent of homeowners will see an increase of $250 or more in their tax bills.

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Features

Nice shot: And out of the blue …

Nice shot: And out of the blue …

And suddenly, out of the blue, the Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar’s patio appeared and the Out of the Blue sign became a little less effective.

Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 27-28

Five things to do this weekend: Sept. 27-28

What the Fluff? Marshmallow Festival; 5th Annual New England Americana Festival and Bull McCabe’s Roots to Reggae Outdoor Music Fest; “Back to the Future”; Lori McKenna CD release concert; and the Third Annual Festival of Dumplings.

Opinion

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Our messy, wide-ranging clash over development didn’t end with a Sept. 8 vote by the City Council over the Carlone petition. But maybe we’ve left this sort of thing behind?

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

It seems highly irresponsible for the city to not resolve legal matters around this proposal, or to work with the developer to explore a smaller project.

Food

Loyal Nine, restaurant with Colonial bent, gets OK to revitalize East Cambridge area

Loyal Nine, restaurant with Colonial bent, gets OK to revitalize East Cambridge area

An empty package store in East Cambridge is being transformed into restaurant called Loyal Nine, focused on small plates of locally sourced shellfish, meat and produce.

Music

Ethan Johns on Passim stage Wednesday with stark, troubadour-style ‘Reckoning’

Ethan Johns on Passim stage Wednesday with stark, troubadour-style ‘Reckoning’

Famed producer Ethan Johns steps out from behind the mixing board to perform songs from his second album as a performer, “The Reckoning.”

Media

CCTV news survey asks how Cambridge consumes its media – and how it wants to

CCTV news survey asks how Cambridge consumes its media – and how it wants to

How do residents get their local news? What is the correlation between an interest in local news and civic engagement? Cambridge Community Television is asking through Sept. 30.

Issues

Aiming to help food banks, mayor starts food drive with its own Park(ing) space

Aiming to help food banks, mayor starts food drive with its own Park(ing) space

Mayor David Maher kicked off a food drive today to run through Oct. 1 to benefit Cambridge food pantries.