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Lorem Ipsum Books closes, ending search – for now – for the perfect business model

Lorem Ipsum Books closes, ending search – for now – for the perfect business model

Lorem Ipsum Books, an Inman Square store open since 2004, is out of business after years of innovation and struggles with revenue.

Defying skeptics, and making amends, giant banks invest in public housing

Defying skeptics, and making amends, giant banks invest in public housing

In a deal that connects Wall Street to poor families in Cambridge, two of the largest banks in the country are investing in low-income public housing here.

Planning Board approves CambridgePark units, defers on Harvard Kennedy School

Planning Board approves CambridgePark units, defers on Harvard Kennedy School

A 254-unit residential development at 88 CambridgePark Drive got the green light Tuesday, but Planning Board members want more information from Harvard officials.

Cambridge-only job fair is Wednesday, fulfilling campaign promise by Benzan

Cambridge-only job fair is Wednesday, fulfilling campaign promise by Benzan

More than 30 businesses and institutions are expected, along with between 500 and 700 residents, at a 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. career expo in East Cambridge.

Prospect nightclub opening is in doubt without partners, investors for buildout

Prospect nightclub opening is in doubt without partners, investors for buildout

The owners of the proposed Prospect nightclub are at risk of losing their licensing with barely any construction done at the Central Square site.

Proposed hotel should be by urban wilds, not Route 2, say residents, board members (update)

Proposed hotel should be by urban wilds, not Route 2, say residents, board members (update)

There was only mild opposition to a plan to bring a 150-room hotel to Route 2, but lots of interest in seeing developers move the hotel away from the road.

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Opponents of a zoning petition didn’t offer alternatives to concerns over three large developments, but did talk about changes to Planning Board processes.

ManRay owner vows fast sale of license after despairing of ever reopening club

ManRay owner vows fast sale of license after despairing of ever reopening club

The owner of the legendary, long-closed ManRay nightclub has all but given up hope of reopening after its eight-year absence.

Restaurant in Kendall loses summer bar lacking food service described for license

Restaurant in Kendall loses summer bar lacking food service described for license

West Bridge in Kendall Square lost its outdoor bar Tuesday, at least for now – more than a year after opening it with promises it would be for food, not drink.

High-end grocery is latest considering Davis Square building empty four years

High-end grocery is latest considering Davis Square building empty four years

The Wellesley-based Roche Bros. Supermarket chain is interested in bringing its Brothers Marketplace to town, an alderman says.

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