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Outreach to residents is key improvement, Planning Board says for itself, developers

Outreach to residents is key improvement, Planning Board says for itself, developers

A better website and broadcasts of meetings were among reforms talked about, along with requiring developers to meet with residents before coming before the board.

Planning Board gets three new members amid broad talks of reform for processes

The city manager announced appointments to the Planning Board today. The appointments are effective Dec. 1.

Health Alliance bets on elders program, finances unknown but within its mission

Health Alliance bets on elders program, finances unknown but within its mission

A plan keeping low-income, frail seniors out of nursing home is due for expansion, even though the struggling health care system doesn’t know if the program makes money.

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Residents got credit from the city manager for raising the need for Planning Board renewal “in a powerful way that opened a lot of eyes” and caused city staff to work without rest since summer.

Health Alliance stiffens Ebola preparation, but will send infected to Boston hospitals

Health Alliance stiffens Ebola preparation, but will send infected to Boston hospitals

Protective equipment for nurses and doctors has been upgraded, but patients with symptoms and a suspect travel history won’t be admitted for treatment at CHA clinics.

Judge reverses order halting forest cutting after four more arrested during protests (updated)

Judge reverses order halting forest cutting after four more arrested during protests (updated)

A temporary restraining order against tree-clearing in the Silver Maple Forest went into place late Monday morning, after a weekend in which developers went on cutting as a judge mulled the issues.

Arrests at Silver Maple Forest rise to nine as judge mulls injunction on razing trees

Arrests at Silver Maple Forest rise to nine as judge mulls injunction on razing trees

With the removal of trees from the Silver Maple Forest continuing while a judge considers an injunction against the destruction, four people were arrested Friday crossing onto developer land in a protest.

Silver Maple Forest get injunction hearing as condos’ development looks imminent; several protesters arrested (update)

Silver Maple Forest get injunction hearing as condos’ development looks imminent; several protesters arrested (update)

Opponents of development in the Silver Maple Forest, spotting newly cleared land, continued protests Tuesday and won a Wednesday court hearing.

Revealed: Courthouse sold for $33 million

Revealed: Courthouse sold for $33 million

The sale price for the East Cambridge courthouse is $33 million dollars, according to documents released by the state to city councillor and state Rep. Tim Toomey.

CHA has patients fearing Ebola infection, affirms protocols to avoid Texas mistakes

CHA has patients fearing Ebola infection, affirms protocols to avoid Texas mistakes

The Cambridge Health Alliance is prepared to handle Ebola patients, and safely, with training, rules and specialists in place, a spokesman says. No one in Massachusetts has a confirmed case.

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