Inattention of city inspectors allowed a developer and a contractor to omit safety precautions during the demolition of a condemned home and garage, causing it to collapse onto the sidewalk and street Aug. 11, say leaders of a North Cambridge neighborhood group.
The city has been blocked – at least temporarily – from tearing down Vail Court, two boarded-up, rat-infested buildings empty for more than a decade near Central Square. Work was to have begun Monday.
The rooftop uplighting at the Zinc luxury apartment building that brought neighbor complaints in 2016 must stay off, a judge said in a decision dated Monday.
An old idea to loosen up the housing market and lower prices is back, with a call for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build 1,800 units of graduate students apartments before it is allowed to build commercial space at its 14-acre Volpe site in Kendall Square.
Will the combined &pizza and Milk Bar eatery get the four out of five votes it needs to open at the center of Harvard Square? We’re unlikely to find out Thursday, when the beleaguered project has asked a delay before returning to the Board of Zoning Appeal.
It was just a rocky rollout for bike lanes on Brattle Street in Harvard Square, but it delivered fears of a moratorium on future safe-bicycling infrastructure and complaints from city officials to Monday’s meeting of the City Council, its only meeting of the summer.
After more than 20 years, the Comedy Studio is seeing out the year and then shutting down atop Harvard Square’s Hong Kong Restaurant. By that time, club founder and owner Rick Jenkins hopes to have found another home for comedians in 2018.
Last month saw the closing of some prominent Cambridge restaurants and one neighborhood spot that had been serving sandwiches since the 1940s – but the Oxford Spa will return, refurbished and under new management, the property owner promises.
Days after a patient died of a probable drug overdose at a Cambridge Health Alliance emergency room, the CHA suspended the neurologist prescribing him narcotics. But it took months to fire the doctor officially, and years for an actual license suspension.
Continuing its inexorable trek through Cambridge’s administrative processes after initial rejection, milk &pizza’s attempt to occupy the Crimson Corner and Tory Row storefronts in Harvard Square is before the Planning Board on Tuesday.