The first public meeting on a Cambridge Street separated bike lane project drew some 150 residents, who greeted the design – shifting the bike lane between parked cars and the curb – and summer timeline with overwhelming support.
A decision on whether &pizza will be allowed to fill two spaces in Harvard Square should come Thursday when the Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to hear the chain’s request for a fast food special permit – a hearing that’s been continued twice already.
Chicken & Rice Guys’ four restaurants have reopened after the Middle Eastern-themed lunch and dinner business was linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections, but the company’s four food trucks – three serve Cambridge – and one pop-up eatery remain shuttered.
A pizza chain based in Washington, D.C., dubbed &pizza, is applying for what’s called a “fast food special permit” to be allowed to open another branch of its expanding chain – this time right in the middle of Harvard Square.
Harvard Square lost an Eastern Mountain Sports, but Central Square is getting a Hilton’s Tent City.
A settlement between the Massasoit Elks Lodge and developer Twining Properties will allow a Central Square project with 283 units of housing and a 195-foor tower to go forward overlooking Jill Brown-Rhone Park.
The Cambridge order points to the dragging of a passenger off a plane as a potential hate crime and refers also to an earlier incident, when three girls were barred from flying because they were wearing form-fitting leggings as pants.
A Cambridge resident is one of 14 people who became ill with an E. coli infection in an outbreak linked to Chicken & Rice Guys food trucks or restaurants. The city’s Inspectional Services Department ordered the company’s two Cambridge food trucks off the road.
A mini-boom in hotels has brought hundreds of rooms to Cambridge in the past couple of years, and there are hundreds of more rooms on the way, including two more hotels for Porter Square following one opened in October.
The City Council unanimously adopted an order asking the city manager to give developer Gerald Chan 30 days to provide “long-term plans” for the empty Harvard Square cinemas he’s owned for two years. But there’s been no action from the City Manager’s Office.