Voting ends at midnight in the city’s Participatory Budget process, in which residents age 12 and older get to decide how to spend $800,000 of the city’s budget.
The city’s public housing agency is moving 51 families out of their basement apartments in a North Cambridge development because of worries over constant moisture, mildew and other poor living conditions.
A quarter-million-dollar grant will pay for the creation of The Loop Lab, a sound-production studio and podcast station in The Port neighborhood that will launch next year, teaching skills that can lead to well-paying employment, organizers said.
A second community group has come forward with concerns over a recent “codification” of fees for the use of school buildings, asking the School Committee for reconsideration of charges that could hit some families hard.
A motion by School Committee members Emily Dexter and Manikka Bowman to televise all of this year’s budget-related meetings was set aside temporarily Nov. 21 by vice chairman Fred Fantini because budget co-chair Kathleen Kelly was not present.
The License Commission took away the unused liquor license for T.T. the Bear’s Place nightclub on Wednesday, rejecting a lawyer’s request that the commission buy it back to make up for having “created illegal regulations … outside the scope of its legal authority.”
On the rocky road to the promise of world language for all dangled before parents in past years, the School Committee tries to find a balance of socioeconomic status and sibling preference in classes with limited space.
With the green line extension project funded for more than $1 billion as of Nov. 20 and back on track to bring light rail through Somerville and into Medford within four years, there’s also movement on extending rail another mile to reach Route 16.
Appeals courts have ordered that Francisco Rodriguez-Guardado, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology custodian, cannot be deported from the country until at least Dec. 7, blocking attempts by immigration authorities to send him to El Salvador this week.
Package thefts from doorsteps and lobbies were down 28 percent in the first 10 months of the year compared with the same period last year – 78 vs. 109 – but that might not mean much with the arrival of the holiday shopping season, police said.