After three decades as executive director, Elaine DeRosa is retiring from the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, a nonprofit anti-poverty group.
At a contentious 3.5-hour hearing Thursday, the Board of Zoning Appeal unanimously approved a comprehensive permit for Frost Terrace, an all-affordable 40-unit residential development near Porter Square.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 105,162 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From standing up for the vulnerable to deceiving people who come here to do business, here’s a rundown.
The tax bill approved by Congress on Wednesday preserves a crucial funding source for low-income housing, bringing relief to officials at the Cambridge Housing Authority, where the rehabilitation of hundreds of deteriorating public housing units was at risk.
After nearly three decades between setting the “linkage” rate developers pay to help build affordable housing, city staff and officials are already preparing for the next potential increase in 2019.
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 new regional 14-city housing partnership has formed to speed housing construction throughout the Boston metropolitan region – with a focus on building a variety of unit sizes […]
A used-car dealership is approved to take over a prominent space on Fresh Pond Parkway in the Alewife neighborhood, operating in conjunction with the same family’s Mobil gas station and Abe’s Complete Auto Service to its rear.
A tax reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would do away with tax-exempt bonds and associated tax credits that housing officials are counting on to rehab thousands of units throughout the city. Tenants and politicians are helping fight the cuts.
The Trump tax plan is a disaster for Cambridge’s public housing, and if enacted will undo years of planning and millions of dollars in rehabilitation for aging units, officials said.