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Psych ER will be combined with medical, saving Cambridge Health Alliance money

Psych ER will be combined with medical, saving Cambridge Health Alliance money

Cambridge Health Alliance, facing big losses, plans to treat psychiatric emergency patients in its non-psychiatric medical ER starting June 4.

Cambridge Housing Authority moves back toward nudging some tenants out

Cambridge Housing Authority moves back toward nudging some tenants out

The Cambridge Housing Authority plan is partly to free up apartments for much poorer people and partly to help higher earners move to private housing.

Cambridge Health Alliance losses jump to $21.5 million already, over previous year’s

Cambridge Health Alliance losses jump to $21.5 million already, over previous year’s

The health group is $2 million deeper into red ink than forecast because of low volume and delays in money-saving improvements.

Cambridge is urgent care clinic’s first city; says site not meant to compete with CHA

Cambridge is urgent care clinic’s first city; says site not meant to compete with CHA

The city’s first freestanding urgent care clinic is scheduled to open April 24 — directly across the street from a primary care practice of Cambridge Health Alliance.

Health Alliance has ‘major restructuring’ coming to solve lagging patient numbers

Health Alliance has ‘major restructuring’ coming to solve lagging patient numbers

Cambridge Health Alliance is trying to bring make processes easier for patients after disappointing volume figures that fall short of performance goals.

Housing Authority takes harder line pursuing tenant fraud and unpaid bills

Housing Authority takes harder line pursuing tenant fraud and unpaid bills

The Cambridge Housing Authority is trying harder to collect money from tenants who leave by choice or eviction and still have unpaid bills.

Seniors demand: Where did Y passes go? Intractable answer’s actually a year old

Seniors demand: Where did Y passes go? Intractable answer’s actually a year old

Officials at the Council on Aging and YMCA are being besieged with questions about year-old cuts to a program giving seniors free passes to the Y in Central Square.

Despite federal cap, Housing Authority gets approval for rehab of 2,130 units

Despite federal cap, Housing Authority gets approval for rehab of 2,130 units

Two days before Christmas and after two major setbacks, the Cambridge Housing Authority finally got federal approval for a sweeping plan to rehabilitate its deteriorating housing developments.

Housing Authority’s renovation attempts again fall victim to bad timing, into limbo

Housing Authority’s renovation attempts again fall victim to bad timing, into limbo

The Cambridge Housing Authority filed to raise $170 million for renovations just as the total number of applications nationwide passed a 60,000-unit funding cap set by Congress.

City goes to auction twice, pays $445,000, to keep three-bedroom unit as affordable

City goes to auction twice, pays $445,000, to keep three-bedroom unit as affordable

Foreclosure of an affordable home is very rare, and more ironclad agreements are now in place to preserve affordability. This time, though, the city decided it had to step up.

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