The bill, which would apply a fee to real estate transactions larger than $2.5 million statewide, revives an idea dating back to the 1990s in Cambridge “to capture some of the value that is created by speculative activity” in high-end commercial and luxury real estate.
The Massasoit Elks Lodge near Central Square has filed a lawsuit to block the 195-foot Mass+Main tower planned to go up next to Jill Brown-Rhone Park.
After a failed attempt by the city to find a developer and manager for the empty Foundry building in East Cambridge, the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is debating taking on the job itself. But board members expressed significant doubts.
Seven months into its fiscal year, Cambridge Health Alliance is reporting a surplus of $3 million and is doing better than its budget forecast for this year. But one factor in the financial success is physician and other staff vacancies.
The federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump for 2017-18, if enacted, could affect a wide range of city programs serving thousands of residents, from special education to help with fuel bills for low-income families to affordable housing.
In light of heightened concerns about immigrant issues following the election of President Donald Trump, the city has allocated funds for an immigration coordinator that will work as part of the Human Rights Commission.
A petition filed Monday to set rules for Airbnb hosts drew suspicion and anger rather than support, with city councillors signaling that they would take care to avoid what they considered a trick to delay legitimate regulations from being passed.
Superintendent Kenneth Salim unveiled his first proposed budget at the School Committee meeting Thursday. Benefiting from a $10 million increase in property taxes, the total budget for next year rises to $183 million.