The Cambridge Housing Authority is planning a campaign to raise $3 million from private donors to support the services it provides to residents to to help bring the people who live in its apartments out of poverty.
The city’s public housing agency is moving 51 families out of their basement apartments in a North Cambridge development because of worries over constant moisture, mildew and other poor living conditions.
Cambridge Health Alliance and CareWell Urgent Care, the growing chain of standalone clinics that offers fast daytime, evening and weekend appointments for non-emergency medical problems that can’t wait, have formed a clinical affiliation.
A tax reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would do away with tax-exempt bonds and associated tax credits that housing officials are counting on to rehab thousands of units throughout the city. Tenants and politicians are helping fight the cuts.
The bottom line looks good for Cambridge Health Alliance after the first quarter of this fiscal year, yet doctors at the safety-net health system are seeing fewer patients than expected, and officials are worried about it.
For at least six months this year, hundreds of primary care doctors, including those at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates’ Cambridge offices, refused to accept new patients covered by conventional Medicare.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is making it temporarily easier for families and individuals displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to qualify for Cambridge public housing.
Inattention of city inspectors allowed a developer and a contractor to omit safety precautions during the demolition of a condemned home and garage, causing it to collapse onto the sidewalk and street Aug. 11, say leaders of a North Cambridge neighborhood group.
Cambridge police have scrapped a policy, perhaps temporarily, allowing officers to hold suspects who are undocumented immigrants past the time they should have been released solely to cooperate with a “detainer” request from immigration enforcement officers.
Days after a patient died of a probable drug overdose at a Cambridge Health Alliance emergency room, the CHA suspended the neurologist prescribing him narcotics. But it took months to fire the doctor officially, and years for an actual license suspension.