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Rules against smoking take effect June 1, but compromises don’t please everyone

Rules against smoking take effect June 1, but compromises don’t please everyone

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.

Business returning to normal after snow, but road clearing has a long way to go

Business returning to normal after snow, but road clearing has a long way to go

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.

Among blizzard-conditions steps by city, council moves its meeting to Thursday (update)

Among blizzard-conditions steps by city, council moves its meeting to Thursday (update)

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.

Housing Authority executive director pay rises to $189,000, will jump again in 2017

Housing Authority executive director pay rises to $189,000, will jump again in 2017

After leading a long battle to preserve – and transform – public housing in Cambridge with private financing, Gregory Russ is getting a sizable raise, and will land just below $200,000 in 2017.

Suspect in robberies of convenience stores is arrested in J.P., Cambridge Police report

A Somerville man has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of two Cambridge convenience stores this week.

Uber driver is indicted in December case involving client rape, kidnapping, assault

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.”

Despite calls against more administrators, district tries again for summer camp role

Despite calls against more administrators, district tries again for summer camp role

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.

Creation of commission for Mystic River improvement cheered by local legislators

Creation of commission for Mystic River improvement cheered by local legislators

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.

Police investigate after stabbing victim found on Broadway, treated for injuries

Police investigate after stabbing victim found on Broadway, treated for injuries

Somerville Police are seeking help with the investigation of a stabbing on or near Broadway just before 1:25 a.m.

With vaccine less effective, fewer clinics, health professionals see flu cases grow

With vaccine less effective, fewer clinics, health professionals see flu cases grow

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.

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