An old idea to loosen up the housing market and lower prices is back, with a call for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build 1,800 units of graduate students apartments before it is allowed to build commercial space at its 14-acre Volpe site in Kendall Square.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld a 2015 Land Court decision on Wednesday allowing developer Leggat McCall Properties to redevelop East Cambridge’s former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse into 20 stories of office with a side serving of 24 units of housing.
The Dow and Stearns families are breaking up after a century, with the Dows looking to cash out and sell their two prominent buildings in Harvard Square for a total of $95 million.
MIT’s proposal to zone the 14-acre Volpe parcel in Kendall Square passed a procedural milestone Monday when the City Council was expected to forward the zoning petition for further hearings. Kind of, anyway.
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.