The ink was barely dry on Cambridge Health Alliance’s break-even budget for the coming year when $2.3 million in expected revenue for the financially challenged health care system was placed in doubt because of a gubernatorial veto.
The rowdy Monroe nightclub in Central Square could be forced to close earlier and let in fewer people after a series of recent violent incidents landed its managers before the License Commission on Tuesday. The ruling could come as soon as next week.
Vinyl continues its resurgence and Cambridge and Somerville keep their claim as home to music snobs as Blue Bag Records prepares to open at noon Saturday – at least the area’s seventh spot where aficionados can spend hours flipping through old 33s, 45s and 78s.
The Cambridge Health Alliance’s proposed budget for the next 12 months forecasts little or no growth in visits to its hospitals and doctors and anticipates ending the year barely in the black: a gain of $500,000. It’s a major departure from budgets in recent years.
A recently hired Cambridge Police officer has been arrested and arraigned on a charge of disturbing the peace after a violent incident at a Revere restaurant July 10. It follows a charge filed against a longtime officer in the spring of last year.
The Cambridge Housing Authority and Boston Housing Authority are proposing to join forces in a novel move aimed at preserving low-income housing and increasing services and opportunities for families with rent subsidies in both cities.
It doesn’t matter how dire the emergency: Calling 911 from a mobile phone doesn’t reach Cambridge police or firefighters – it gets state police, who will transfer the call. The Haven smartphone app solves that problem, though some will have to pay for it.
The green line extension is moving forward with a scaled-back, less expensive plan to bring light rail through Medford and Somerville, the project’s interim management team said, likely leading to a fall request for up to $25 million in aid from Cambridge.