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Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

Reasons behind squeezing in bus stop don’t help pedestrians squeeze past it

A new bus stop stretches across more than 60 percent of the sidewalk, is an eyesore and seems little used. Here’s why it’s here to stay.

Dense developments in West Cambridge? They’re on officials’ radar, possible now

Dense developments in West Cambridge? They’re on officials’ radar, possible now

There is city management and City Council support for upzoning West Cambridge, and large, dense projects can be built there right now despite the lack of housing or citywide development master plans.

Cambridge lost wine bar before it opened, and entrepreneurs should be asking why

Cambridge lost wine bar before it opened, and entrepreneurs should be asking why

A nice wine bar with charcuterie is a hallmark of hipster civilization, but one called UpperWest was turned away recently by opposition so extreme it bordered on the bizarre.

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Five head-scratch-inducing statements from the battle over big development

Our messy, wide-ranging clash over development didn’t end with a Sept. 8 vote by the City Council over the Carlone petition. But maybe we’ve left this sort of thing behind?

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

East Cambridge group wants exploration of options in place of courthouse, not park

It seems highly irresponsible for the city to not resolve legal matters around this proposal, or to work with the developer to explore a smaller project.

Prescription pot zoning has to start over, but it’s not too early to bar it from parks

Prescription pot zoning has to start over, but it’s not too early to bar it from parks

A clerical error lets zoning for the city’s only pot dispensary expire, while a councillor suggests redundant “no smoking marijuana” signs in city parks.

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar shrink taxi industry while Cambridge debates credit card rules

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar shrink taxi industry while Cambridge debates credit card rules

Incredibly in 2014, Cambridge taxies aren’t required to take credit cards – but they soon may be. Will it be too late to save Cambridge cabs?

Worried about police? Safeguards failed for Cambridge force when last needed

Worried about police? Safeguards failed for Cambridge force when last needed

The police commissioner’s assurances of checks and balances on officer actions cann’t be accepted at face value – not if recent history is any gauge.

Tolman cares about progressive issues, including LGBT rights before court ruling

Tolman cares about progressive issues, including LGBT rights before court ruling

As a candidate for attorney general, Tolman wants to providing economic opportunities to working families and leads on issues such as smart-gun technology.

Tolman looks to be the strongest advocate for disability rights as attorney general

Tolman looks to be the strongest advocate for disability rights as attorney general

Hearing a suggestion to re-energize the Disability Rights Project of the Civil Rights Division, Tolman took it to heart.

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