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Limits on e-cigarettes and smoking in larger public parks were voted in Thursday by the City Council, but some exotic tobacco sales will still be allowed, and businesses offering outdoor hookah use can go on doing so.
The Department of Public Works will be clearing snow well into the weekend, even as Cambridge Public Schools and city offices prepare to reopen Thursday, city officials said in an email Wednesday evening.
The city has taken the rare step of delaying a City Council meeting, bumping it to 5:30 p.m. Thursday from the traditional Monday meeting night by a blizzard expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow.
A Somerville man has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of two Cambridge convenience stores this week.
An Uber driver has been indicted in connection with a December sexual assault, with a district attorney blasting the suspect as taking advantage of someone “in a vulnerable position.”
Committee members were not pleased at getting a surprise administrative funding recommendation and referred it back to Superintendent Jeffrey Young to come up with another plan.
Two Somerville Democrats chose Tuesday to celebrate a legislative win: Gov. Deval Patrick’s signing of legislation this month establishing a Mystic River Water Quality Commission aimed at keeping the river’s water quality high.
Somerville Police are seeking help with the investigation of a stabbing on or near Broadway just before 1:25 a.m.
As researchers reported Thursday that this year’s flu vaccine reduces your chance of getting sick by only 23 percent so far this flu season, Cambridge Health Alliance doctors are seeing more people with influenza symptoms.