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There were moments of palpable frustration at a special meeting on the budget Wednesday from some School Committee members, teachers and the public, particularly about the district’s burgeoning social and emotional issues.
Four finalists for the chance to develop an open space “framework plan” for in and around Kendall Square make their presentations today and Wednesday, with a winner to be announced in April.
A person of interest from this morning’s 5th Street shooting in Cambridge was found dead this afternoon in Portsmouth, N.H. from a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.
Voting begins Sunday to direct spending of a half-million dollars on projects citywide, with 20 options starting as small as $7,000 and getting as big as a $350,000 amphitheater in Danehy Park.
A proposed school district budget for next year shows an almost 5 percent increase to $164 million, with Superintendent Jeffrey Young calling it concentrated “on direct expenditures on students.”
Full-time faculty members at Lesley University plan have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, hoping to join more than 500 adjunct instructors in talks to improve their pay, benefits and stability.
On Monday the city sued the owners of Vail Court, the derelict property near Central Square, demanding they pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines; cease the use of the property as a commercial parking lot; and secure the building against vagrants.
A case of violent attempted rape returned to court today for an arraignment of suspect Allen Harmon, 36, of Somerville, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said.
A bicyclist died this afternoon in the Cambridgeport neighborhood in a collision with a container truck. The victim has been named as Marcia Deihl, 65, a singer/songwriter and political activist.