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Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

Storm over Manning park hints at debate possible for whole $393.8M housing redo

A huge Housing Authority construction project to transform run-down low-income housing developments across the city has sparked a small neighborhood controversy.

‘Linkage’ of $3.9M for affordable housing was left on table by city since 2002 advice

‘Linkage’ of $3.9M for affordable housing was left on table by city since 2002 advice

Officials failed to adopt a 2002 study about “linkage” fees for big construction, then left the fee essentially flat for more than a decade.

Cambridge police ask help finding man, 79, afflicted by Alzheimer’s (update)

Cambridge police ask help finding man, 79, afflicted by Alzheimer’s (update)

Cambridge Police are searching for a missing 79-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. With the man missing for some seven hours, the public was asked to help.

Talk of raising affordable housing to 35% from 11.5%, but study missing after a year

Talk of raising affordable housing to 35% from 11.5%, but study missing after a year

Big developers could be asked to set aside up to 35 percent of new units for low- or middle-income families, even as officials admitted failing to hit the current 15 percent goal.

Skeptical councillors kill ‘Carlone petition’ taking power to judge large developments

Skeptical councillors kill ‘Carlone petition’ taking power to judge large developments

A plan to give more power to the City Council over large projects in two city neighborhoods died Monday in a 5-3 vote.

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Along with other business, the city has committed to a bus to bring students from Rindge Towers and Jefferson Park to the Vassal Lane/Tobin school building.

School hirings bring ‘relationship’ talks, superintendent vow he’s not usurping

School hirings bring ‘relationship’ talks, superintendent vow he’s not usurping

Three surprise appointments, including one involving the head of the local teachers union, brought on a conversation about district transparency.

Wairi, teacher in Cambridge, Somerville, awaits April 7 trial on child porn charges

Wairi, teacher in Cambridge, Somerville, awaits April 7 trial on child porn charges

A federal Judge has scheduled a trial date for Joshua Wairi, 27, but expressed hopes a settlement would come before then.

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.

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