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Lesley ‘core faculty’ talk of unionization while adjunct labor talks drag after year

Lesley ‘core faculty’ talk of unionization while adjunct labor talks drag after year

After voting to form a union for adjunct professors almost exactly a year ago, Lesley University educators are back with a next step: getting “core faculty” organized and fighting alongside the adjuncts for better pay, benefits and security.

Health Alliance profitable mid-fiscal year, awaits $88 million aid payment from state

Health Alliance profitable mid-fiscal year, awaits $88 million aid payment from state

Financially struggling Cambridge Health Alliance is performing far better than expected so far when it comes to the bottom line, although that hasn’t translated into hard cash.

Local businesses have paid big winter toll, but campaign plans may warm up wallets

Local businesses have paid big winter toll, but campaign plans may warm up wallets

The business community is talking about ways to rally after a winter that’s been brutal on bottom lines.

Somerville Book Shop closing by March after struggle against Web, big box stores

Somerville Book Shop closing by March after struggle against Web, big box stores

The Book Shop in Ball Square is closing at the end of February, with an everything-must-go sale underway since Monday.

Wynn delivers casino agreement cash, with $50,000 each year for water ferry

Wynn delivers casino agreement cash, with $50,000 each year for water ferry

Wynn, the company awarded a gaming license to build a $1.6 billion casino resort in Everett, has delivered a $200,000 check to Cambridge in accordance with a “Surrounding Community Agreement,” company officials said today.

Linkage fee study: Don’t scare builders, charge only up to $12 per square foot

Linkage fee study: Don’t scare builders, charge only up to $12 per square foot

A study sees 4.6 million square feet of business space being added in Cambridge over the next 10 years and suggests that its builders contribute $10 to $12 for each square foot to help grow the city’s stock of affordable housing.

Film Festival will keep Arlington identity, even as it joins Cambridge roster of events

Film Festival will keep Arlington identity, even as it joins Cambridge roster of events

While Kendall Square Cinema is inheriting an international film festival in October, the event remains part of Arlington’s town tourism efforts and culture and will keep the town’s name as well as connections there.

Cheung launches an agenda-setting tour today for Innovate Massachusetts group

Cheung launches an agenda-setting tour today for Innovate Massachusetts group

Entrepreneurs and the tech industry have a champion in city councillor Leland Cheung, whose Innovate Massachusetts Alliance is going on a small listening tour for priorities to bring to new Gov. Charlie Baker.

MIT gets go-ahead to demolish neglected Bexley dormitory after preservation fails

MIT gets go-ahead to demolish neglected Bexley dormitory after preservation fails

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology got the go-ahead Thursday to tear down one of its undergraduate dorms, the 104-year-old Bexley Hall, after failing to stop its deterioration.

Derelict Vail Court continues to frustrate, ownership at stake in sluggish court case

Derelict Vail Court continues to frustrate, ownership at stake in sluggish court case

It’s been seven months since a threat of seizure for the public good was made for the decrepit Vail Court, near Central Square, but nothing has changed – so a city councillor has made the threat again.

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