The City Council unanimously adopted an order asking the city manager to give developer Gerald Chan 30 days to provide “long-term plans” for the empty Harvard Square cinemas he’s owned for two years. But there’s been no action from the City Manager’s Office.
Crimson Corner moved Monday, two blocks and two corners up Brattle Street, having lost its lease in favor of up-and-coming &pizza – but it left some things behind.
The City Council unanimously passed Monday an increase in the required affordable housing contribution from large developers. The increase was years in the making, with the council first starting down the path in 2013.
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.