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.
Seven months into its fiscal year, Cambridge Health Alliance is reporting a surplus of $3 million and is doing better than its budget forecast for this year. But one factor in the financial success is physician and other staff vacancies.
A soy nut butter product recalled nationwide because it was associated with E.coli infections that can cause serious illness was used in one Cambridge public school and carried in Whole Foods stores and the Harvest Food Cooperative in Cambridge.
The head of the city’s public housing agency denounced a reported proposal by the federal agency overseeing affordable housing programs to chop funding for low-income housing, but said Cambridge’s public housing program could escape some of the impact.
The program is part of a broad effort by by the Alliance, often out of sight, to improve the health of an entire community, not just individuals – and sometimes to help immigrants and others get better jobs, often at the Alliance itself.