The bill, which would apply a fee to real estate transactions larger than $2.5 million statewide, revives an idea dating back to the 1990s in Cambridge “to capture some of the value that is created by speculative activity” in high-end commercial and luxury real estate.
As Cambridge Hospital expands and upgrades its emergency room for the first time in years, the hospital has quietly transformed itself into one of the most efficient emergency departments in Massachusetts and a model for other hospitals across the country.
A petition filed Monday to set rules for Airbnb hosts drew suspicion and anger rather than support, with city councillors signaling that they would take care to avoid what they considered a trick to delay legitimate regulations from being passed.
The Massasoit Elks Lodge near Central Square has filed a lawsuit to block the 195-foot Mass+Main tower planned to go up next to Jill Brown-Rhone Park.
After a failed attempt by the city to find a developer and manager for the empty Foundry building in East Cambridge, the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is debating taking on the job itself. But board members expressed significant doubts.
Seven months into its fiscal year, Cambridge Health Alliance is reporting a surplus of $3 million and is doing better than its budget forecast for this year. But one factor in the financial success is physician and other staff vacancies.
Cambridge Works may be able to help certain residents who have had difficulty finding jobs due to limited work experience, gaps in work history, or legal or personal issues.
The Crimson Corner newsstand in Harvard Square will move down the street to the former Sound Lion space at 35 Brattle St. in mid-April, keeping the name Crimson Corner. But the pizza shop looking to replace it faces a number of challenges.
What can you expect in and from Central Square’s Target store opening Sunday? Here’s a look at what it could mean for your shopping and a sense of the impact it could have citywide.
Sure, our calendars are filled with increasingly commodified holidays, but they’re also filling up with new days of nationwide significance.