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Massing of psychiatric patients at CHA contributes to top suicide, self-harm rank

Massing of psychiatric patients at CHA contributes to top suicide, self-harm rank

Seven Cambridge Health Alliance patients committed suicide, tried to kill themselves or seriously harmed themselves last year, the most at any state acute-care hospital.

First hurdle passed in $5 million contest about energy saving, net-zero emissions

First hurdle passed in $5 million contest about energy saving, net-zero emissions

Cambridge is among 52 communities getting to the quarterfinals of the Georgetown University Energy Prize with its energy conservation ideas.

Public housing smoking ban rolling out, with some acceptance, enforcement gaps

Public housing smoking ban rolling out, with some acceptance, enforcement gaps

A no-smoking policy for public housing tenants has gone quietly into effect. Some smokers have even come to appreciate the policy.

Man gets stabbed standing up for women in fight outside Central Square nightclub

Man gets stabbed standing up for women in fight outside Central Square nightclub

It’s been a punishing week for men standing up for women who are being harassed.

Cambridge woman stabbed with scissors in unprovoked attack at bus stop (update)

Cambridge woman stabbed with scissors in unprovoked attack at bus stop (update)

The 21-year-old Cambridge woman stabbed Tuesday evening at a bus stop is expected to survive the attack, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Found revenue at Health Alliance shrinks losses by $10.4 million, to dismay of some

Found revenue at Health Alliance shrinks losses by $10.4 million, to dismay of some

Cambridge Health Alliance officials say they now know their estimate of 2014 budget losses were way too pessimistic, but some trustees were angry over good news.

Planning Board opposes Carlone petition shifting a permit power to city councillors

Planning Board opposes Carlone petition shifting a permit power to city councillors

Planning Board members voted against a zoning petition taking away some authority and explained how better zoning from the City Council could improve its work.

City councillors defer debate about taking a special-permit power of Planning Board

City councillors defer debate about taking a special-permit power of Planning Board

At an Ordinance Committee meeting running nearly four hours, public comment on the so-called Carlone petition dominated, with many saying they felt “zoning for the city is broken.”

Suffering from worsening health, suspect now faces charges of $44,000 bank fraud

Authorities allege a bank fraud scheme taking thousands of dollars from several Wells Fargo Bank customer accounts.

Consultants hit half-million at high rates, committee acknowledges ‘sticker shock’

Consultants hit half-million at high rates, committee acknowledges ‘sticker shock’

The School Committee approved nearly $500,000 for three professional development consulting contracts, noting “Wall Street rates” and asking “What did we buy?”

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