Boston Bike Party’s Winter Games; “Something Wicked” improvised Shakespeare; “La Zombiata: A Zombie Opera Love Story”; School of Honk Annual Fat Sunday Dance Party; and Odds Bodkin’s telling of “The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast.”
Whether it’s a commuter rail stop for the fast-growing Alewife population or driving T stop design in East Cambridge, elected officials are pushing to get more aggressive on transportation. And city managers are keeping expectations low, but not saying no.
The residents of Gore Street in East Cambridge will get 18 months or more of torn-up asphalt and construction noise so the waste of thousands of people in Cambridge Crossing can pass through on its way to the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant.
After nearly three decades between setting the “linkage” rate developers pay to help build affordable housing, city staff and officials are already preparing for the next potential increase in 2019.
A soil remediation project began Friday and is expected to run through September at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s NorthPoint Park in Cambridge, the result of construction operations from the Central Artery/Tunnel Project.
Some city councillors see in the upcoming rebuilding of the Tobin elementary school and Vassal Lane Upper School a way to ensure there’s finally a place to start educating all of the city’s 3- and 4-year-olds.
The City Council unanimously passed Monday an increase in the required affordable housing contribution from large developers. The increase was years in the making, with the council first starting down the path in 2013.
With gross procedural confusion, the City Council advanced a slew of amendments to its 20 percent inclusionary housing ordinance, including removal of a controversial section that would have meant more grandfathering of large developments at today’s lower rates.
Free food for all students, new schools in the Alewife and NorthPoint neighborhoods and a debate over whether the city or schools department would lead on universal preschool were among the topics at a meeting of the School Committee and City Council.
While the city advances to nearly doubling developers’ obligations to include affordable housing in their buildings, the 42-acre NorthPoint is stuck in time, possibly for the duration of a 27-year agreement. Some city councillors believe there’s another way.