An accident of timing could make for turnover in two of the four slots making up the city’s Election Commission, as commissioner Larry Ward’s term expired April 1 and commissioner Peter Sheinfeld died March 29 with a year left on his latest four-year term.
Police are investigating a shooting Friday evening that sent two victims to the hospital – one with serious injuries – around Harvard and Cherry street, in the Area IV/Port neighborhood.
Somerville Open Studios and public art at MIT; the MASSDestruction Robot Competition; Taza Chocolates’ Cinco de Mayo Block Party or Harvard Pow Wow; Black Market art/flea/record/artisan market or Club Passim Benefit CD and Vinyl Sale; and 33rd Annual Mayfair.
Chef Jody Adams announced Thursday that she is leaving the Rialto restaurant in Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel in June, ending a 22-year run to focus on “family, nonprofit work and for exciting new restaurant projects.”
Cambridge’s stand against LGBTQ discrimination has been heard, but not adopted, by the National League of Cities. The organization is declining to move its 2017 conference from Charlotte, N.C., likely leaving Cambridge city councillors at home that week.
What seemed at first like an early Wednesday hit-and-run was actually far more: the dragging of a man behind a car after a fight in Central Square.
A massive municipal budget of $574.6 million is projected for the coming fiscal year, 4.8 percent and $26.3 million bigger than the current adopted budget, and it comes with an expected bump of 6.2 percent in property tax.
The City Council voted 8-0 to approve zoning that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary near Harvard Square. The quest for a dispensary by Sage Cannabis began in November, and is far from over.
The past five years have seen Harvard’s A.R.T. do a reliable business sending plays from Cambridge to Broadway, but that may not be the case for the upcoming season.
Councillors asked for a legal opinion after some worried that a one-block change in zoning to allow a dispensary in the Mid-Cambridge neighborhood seemed like “spot zoning” that was unfair to other pot businesses and possibly illegal.