The Brookline man accused in a Jan. 28, 2009, workplace shooting in Cambridge has been found guilty of first-degree murder again after the Supreme Judicial Court overturned a murder conviction on a question of his right to remain silent during an interrogation.
A draft paper submitted by a high school employee and mayoral aide was seen Tuesday as a possible foundation for a vision on closing the district’s achievement gap, while two-year-old changes to school choice were undone as “well-intentioned” but failing.
For the first time in nearly three decades, city officials are raising the “linkage” rate developers pay to help build affordable housing, as well as expanding what kinds of development incurs the fee. Some dubious reasoning was cited in the run-up to a vote.
The fall ritual of approving the city’s property tax rate collided Monday with the fast-approaching November election and ongoing debate over the city’s affordable housing crisis, dragging out an inevitable, unanimous approval of a 3.8 percent property tax levy.
Until last week, it was thought Harvard was pushing to add a two-story glass “pavilion” that would eliminate much of the open-air seating at Forbes Plaza. A new design packet suggest Harvard has responded to community concerns.
A suspect in mid-September’s fatal stabbing was arraigned Friday, with many details still to come in the crime, officials said at a press conference. What was notable was that an arrest came “in part as a result of the public’s cooperation with law enforcement.”
The medical examiner has ruled the death of Cara Anne Nickolaus a suicide, according to a death certificate filed this morning. Nickolaus’ death is the third suicide for MIT this calendar year; the school year began two weeks ago.
A Better Cambridge, a group advocating for “smart growth,” plans a Saturday panel discussion on “Affordable Housing in Cambridge: At the Epicenter of Development and Demand” and an Oct. 17 candidates forum focused on similar issues.
In two bits of news affecting Harvard University finances, the school’s endowment has risen to $37 billion and an employee has been accused of making $80,000 in false university credit card purchases over the past four years.
The Martin Luther King Jr. School and Putnam Avenue Upper School campus will be turned over to the School Department in December, with inaugural classes coming shortly thereafter, after “careless disposal of smoking material” caused a $5 million fire.