The zoning amendment that will shape the 14 acres of Kendall Square holding the federal John A. Volpe Transportation Center arrived on the City Council’s desk fully formed, and It remains to be seen whether the public gets much say in what happens.
Much work lies ahead, but this vote demonstrates Cambridge is serious about being a leader in reducing carbon pollution.
The public has been able to enjoy Forbes Plaza for more than 45 years, and there is no reason Harvard can’t have a new campus center while still respecting the public enjoyment of this important outdoor public open space in Harvard Square.
A request by Harvard University for a variance for a two-story glass addition would significantly reduce the size and compromise the character of the long-standing outdoor public space known as Forbes Plaza.
As a society, we need to start trusting educators again to assess our students. After all, we know your children better – and care about them much more – than the giant testing companies.
City Council finance chairman Marc McGovern lauds an $85 million capital budget, minimal or no property tax increases for 73 percent of taxpayers, school construction and participatory budgeting, but warns against complacency.
Now is exactly the time to amp up citizen support for a revenue-neutral Senate bill and other initiatives (including increased energy efficiency and renewables) to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
With the average single-family home selling for $1.5 million, few people can afford to buy here. It is for that reason that we support more housing, and particularly more affordable housing.
A state senator has filed a bill that would establish carbon pricing in Massachusetts. All of the state representatives for Cambridge have signed on as co-sponsors, and Cambridge residents should get behind it too.
Cambridge Public School policy holds students to high standards of academic integrity and states clear consequences when these standards are not met, and committee members say they expect the same for CPS staff.