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.
The Crimson Corner newsstand in Harvard Square will move down the street to the former Sound Lion space at 35 Brattle St. in mid-April, keeping the name Crimson Corner. But the pizza shop looking to replace it faces a number of challenges.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented the second of its new South of Main buildings to the Planning Board for design review, and got sharp criticism from almost the entire board. MIT wants to start construction soon, but will have to return to the board.
Cambridge quietly started livestreaming Planning Board meetings with a “soft launch” on Feb. 28. Streaming and archiving was expected at one time to begin by mid-2016 at the latest.
The City of Cambridge released its website redesign Wednesday, more than two years after it announced the overhaul. Officials have been uncharacteristically cagey about the rollout process.
With gross procedural confusion, the City Council advanced a slew of amendments to its 20 percent inclusionary housing ordinance, including removal of a controversial section that would have meant more grandfathering of large developments at today’s lower rates.
Since Mayor E. Denise Simmons took office last year, 768 megabytes of email in 6,162 items was sent to email@example.com, but nobody was reading it. It just collected unread.
Kendall Square could see another 1,400 dwelling units and 1.7 million square feet of office, research and development with ground-floor retail as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology redevelops the federal John A. Volpe National Transportation Center.
School Committee member Richard Harding and former city councillor and mayor Kenneth E. Reeves have filed a downzoning petition intended to block Twining Properties’ Mass+Main development, but it would take seven council votes to pass and seems lacking.
The City Council has quietly scheduled an off-site meeting to set “City Council Goals” for the upcoming term. The meeting does not appear on the council’s online hearing schedule or city calendar and isn’t posted on the council bulletin board in City Hall.