In the wake of a disastrous high-rise fire in London in which aluminum building cladding may be implicated, Cambridge officials are looking into similar material used in renovation of a Housing Authority development with elderly and disabled tenants.
A Somerville company wants donations of something most people have plenty of, and don’t consider very valuable: stool. Now the company is turning to the MBTA’s red line subway to recruit donors.
A man convicted of raping, kidnapping and assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Cambridge in 2004 cannot be required to serve eight years of probation after his prison term, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled.
Narcan kits are available to people who go through training and in certain pharmacies, and zeal to combat the rising tide of opioid overdoses and deaths has also led police here to help a private, for-profit startup trying to develop a commercial prevention product.
Chicken & Rice Guys’ four restaurants have reopened after the Middle Eastern-themed lunch and dinner business was linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections, but the company’s four food trucks – three serve Cambridge – and one pop-up eatery remain shuttered.
A Cambridge resident is one of 14 people who became ill with an E. coli infection in an outbreak linked to Chicken & Rice Guys food trucks or restaurants. The city’s Inspectional Services Department ordered the company’s two Cambridge food trucks off the road.
Cambridge’s Housing Authority is working with other housing agencies around the country to develop printed materials and strategies they can all use to communicate with and protect immigrants living in subsidized housing.
The police department’s written policy on immigrant “detainers” gives officers more leeway than some realize to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
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.
As Cambridge Hospital expands and upgrades its emergency room for the first time in years, the hospital has quietly transformed itself into one of the most efficient emergency departments in Massachusetts and a model for other hospitals across the country.