In the wake of a disastrous high-rise fire in London in which aluminum building cladding may be implicated, Cambridge officials are looking into similar material used in renovation of a Housing Authority development with elderly and disabled tenants.
The Harvard Square Defense Fund is back – rebranded – with 1979 founder Gladys “Pebble” Gifford joining forces with younger generations active as the group Our Harvard Square.
The Harvard Square Theatre at 10 Church St. will be redeveloped into a mixed-use building with two below-ground movie screens; street-level retail; and five stories of office space above.
The Episcopal Divinity School, near Harvard Square since 1867, announced Friday that it has signed an agreement that will allow it to continue as an Episcopal seminary – but not in Cambridge; starting in the fall of 2018, it will be on a campus in New York.
Opponents of an apartment project planned for the site of Cambridge’s Route 2 Lanes & Games bowling alley and Gateway Inn motel went away disappointed Monday when the Arlington Redevelopment Board decided against weighing in against the proposal.
This is the final tux season for Keezer’s Classic Clothing, the formalwear store in Central Square. After 122 years in business, the store is liquidating with the retirement of current owner Leonard E. Goldstein.
A settlement between the Massasoit Elks Lodge and developer Twining Properties will allow a Central Square project with 283 units of housing and a 195-foor tower to go forward overlooking Jill Brown-Rhone Park.
Neighbors opposed to an apartment project planned for the site of the Lanes & Games bowling alley and Gateway Inn motel have asked the Arlington Redevelopment Board to take a position on the proposal.
The City Council unanimously passed Monday an increase in the required affordable housing contribution from large developers. The increase was years in the making, with the council first starting down the path in 2013.
The bill, which would apply a fee to real estate transactions larger than $2.5 million statewide, revives an idea dating back to the 1990s in Cambridge “to capture some of the value that is created by speculative activity” in high-end commercial and luxury real estate.