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Planning Board takes its time deciding courthouse; next hearing set for Sept. 30

Planning Board takes its time deciding courthouse; next hearing set for Sept. 30

After nearly three hours of public comment on plans for the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge, a decision looks two months away.

Residents’ lawsuits keep condos on hold around Porter Square showcase church

Residents’ lawsuits keep condos on hold around Porter Square showcase church

Residents hoping to stop a 46-unit condominium project around St. James’s Episcopal Church are okay with the case dragging on.

Planning Board to New Street developer: We need many answers before we can act

Planning Board to New Street developer: We need many answers before we can act

Developers at 75 New St. must return to the Planning Board in September for a fourth meeting to answer questions.

Trustee’s recap of Health Alliance budget, plans to cut red ink: ‘Very difficult waters’

Trustee’s recap of Health Alliance budget, plans to cut red ink: ‘Very difficult waters’

Cambridge Health Alliance leaders warned of extraordinarily difficult times ahead as trustees adopted a budget leaving the health care system $19.8 million in the red.

Fresh Pond report of assaulter in ski mask brings safety tips, self-defense class offer

Fresh Pond report of assaulter in ski mask brings safety tips, self-defense class offer

A man riding a bike and wearing a ski mask grabbed a woman near Fresh Pond – the third incident in two months of assaulters on bicycles.

Nearly two dozen nurses opt to retire from financially ailing Health Alliance

Nearly two dozen nurses opt to retire from financially ailing Health Alliance

Twenty-one Cambridge Hospital and health department nurses will retire next month, far fewer than the more than 100 who were eligible.

Man gives no-contest plea to lesser charge in driving fatality on Massachusetts Ave.

Man gives no-contest plea to lesser charge in driving fatality on Massachusetts Ave.

A 68-year-old Arlington man pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with an expired license when his car struck and killed a Cambridge woman.

Allston attack sentence adds up to 60 years to Colono’s 85 years in prison

Allston attack sentence adds up to 60 years to Colono’s 85 years in prison

Serial rapist Marcos Colono, 36, was sentenced Thursday for a 2008 Allston home invasion. He is already imprisoned for a 2010 home invasion in Cambridge.

No final exams to avoid, but bomb scare Saturday at Harvard otherwise is déjà vu

No final exams to avoid, but bomb scare Saturday at Harvard otherwise is déjà vu

Harvard police got a call at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday saying explosive devices had been around campus, similar to an alert from December.

Man dies after shooting called ‘drive-by’ during Fourth of July festivities (update)

Man dies after shooting called ‘drive-by’ during Fourth of July festivities (update)

A man was reportedly shot in the head Thursday at Windsor and Washington streets after Fourth of July fireworks.

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