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.
The Department of Public Works will be clearing snow well into the weekend, even as Cambridge Public Schools and city offices prepare to reopen Thursday, city officials said in an email Wednesday evening.
Two Somerville Democrats chose Tuesday to celebrate a legislative win: Gov. Deval Patrick’s signing of legislation this month establishing a Mystic River Water Quality Commission aimed at keeping the river’s water quality high.
While Kendall Square Cinema is inheriting an international film festival in October, the event remains part of Arlington’s town tourism efforts and culture and will keep the town’s name as well as connections there.