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Mass+Main zoning goes to full council, official’s alternative swept aside for now

Mass+Main zoning goes to full council, official’s alternative swept aside for now

The Normandy/Twining zoning petition is going to the full City Council with a favorable recommendation for adoption from a council Ordinance Committee meeting Wednesday.

Builders up affordable units to 20 percent of Central Square’s proposed Mass+Main

Builders up affordable units to 20 percent of Central Square’s proposed Mass+Main

Developers promising 47 units of affordable and middle-income units out of 230 say they “know of no other private developer-owner that has offered such a permanent contribution with this type of income mix without taxpayer subsidies.”

Four designs propose islands, more canal, in competition for ConnectKendall ‘prize’

Four designs propose islands, more canal, in competition for ConnectKendall ‘prize’

Four finalists for the chance to develop an open space “framework plan” for in and around Kendall Square make their presentations today and Wednesday, with a winner to be announced in April.

Affordable rental and homeownership program information session is Dec. 8

The city’s next free walk-in informational sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs is from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Central Square.

Nonprofit ‘Makerspace’ for high schoolers finds new, bigger home in public housing

Nonprofit ‘Makerspace’ for high schoolers finds new, bigger home in public housing

A partnership between the Cambridge Housing Authority and The Possible Project will bring a key component of an innovation economy to Washington Elms.

Nice shot: Horses, a hearse, slowly through some surprised city streets

Nice shot: Horses, a hearse, slowly through some surprised city streets

In place of the traditional black limousine-style hearse, the sendoff for Robert Nelson Wilson used an elegant horse-drawn carriage.

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.

Five things to do this weekend: June 28-29

Five things to do this weekend: June 28-29

Harvard Book Store warehouse sale; Games Forum’s play test party; improv painting and music Experience; Calamity #6 variety show; and Cambridge Symphony Pops on the Lawn.

Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Resident-only job fairs plan could help employees outsourced into lower pay

Officials are embracing the idea of residents-only job fairs, and of holding hirers more accountable when they outsource employment.

Shake Shack has a fireplace, but so do these six other Cambridge restaurants

Shake Shack has a fireplace, but so do these six other Cambridge restaurants

Harvard Square may not have needed another burger joint, but it’s hard to complain when that Shake Shack opens with a fireplace on one of the season’s coldest, snowiest days. Here’s where to find the flames all around town.

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