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Planned 219 units just outside Cambridge draw a familiar set of ecological concerns

Planned 219 units just outside Cambridge draw a familiar set of ecological concerns

After seeing a building permit issued for part of the Silver Maple Forest in Belmont, people worried about flooding and the loss of open space aren’t going to be happy to hear the news from Arlington.

‘The Gunman': Penn is almost mightier than weaknesses of misfiring action film

‘The Gunman': Penn is almost mightier than weaknesses of misfiring action film

In concept this is a thinking person’s espionage thriller with a serious thespian at the fore and an international slant, but it suffers uneven pacing and seemingly smart twists that suddenly nosedive into cliché and silliness.

CityRun, Fun Walk take early registration for local rites of spring coming March 29

CityRun, Fun Walk take early registration for local rites of spring coming March 29

Early registration ends March 21 for the March 29 Cambridge CityRun, a five-mile road race, and Henrietta’s 3-Mile Fun Walk, a combined rite of spring that attracts more than 1,500 participants annually.

Silver Maple Forest apartment complex gets town permit to begin construction

Silver Maple Forest apartment complex gets town permit to begin construction

A building permit has been issued for the Belmont Uplands, allowing construction to begin on a $70 million, 299-unit apartment complex amid the 15-acre wilderness area known as the Silver Maple Forest.

‘Chappie': This RoboCop is street smart, and South Africa’s better than ‘Elysium’

‘Chappie': This RoboCop is street smart, and South Africa’s better than ‘Elysium’

The good news is that Blomkamp’s third feature is a step up from the pedantically plotted “Elysium” – but it’s nowhere near his cutting-edge debut, “District 9.”

Alliance leader aims for City Council seat, says she’ll run without developers’ dollars

Alliance leader aims for City Council seat, says she’ll run without developers’ dollars

Jan Devereux of the Fresh Pond Residents Alliance said in a Monday announcement she is running for office, after never thinking she’d “see the word ‘politician’ next to my name.”

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Orgy of insipidity humiliates everyone but intended victim

‘Fifty Shades of Grey': Orgy of insipidity humiliates everyone but intended victim

About the only one who might come away unscathed from this S&M “Twilight” fan-fiction gone amok is Dakota Johnson and her left-of-center sexuality.

‘Jupiter Ascending': Wachowskis rove far in space, yet not far from their familiar fun

‘Jupiter Ascending': Wachowskis rove far in space, yet not far from their familiar fun

The Wachowskis are back and in well-trod territory – yet another dark vision of an unknowingly enslaved humankind, again propelled by freakish advances in technology with a dash of zen mumbo-jumbo thrown in for good measure.

Development skeptics can feel like there’s few trustworthy allies among city leaders

Development skeptics can feel like there’s few trustworthy allies among city leaders

The city is experiencing runaway development and explosive growth that critically endangers its character, diversity and quality of life, but its leaders and planners

‘American Sniper': Clint’s a good shot, but we don’t get man behind the scope

‘American Sniper': Clint’s a good shot, but we don’t get man behind the scope

Director Clint Eastwood conjures up some hellish gun battles and tense door-to-door incursions, but we know there are things unsaid for him and questionable hero Chris Kyle.

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