The schools being rebuilt on Cambridge Street are coming in a couple of million dollars under budget, and a landmark is due late this month or in early March: completion of the street frame for the schools of a potentially $160 million complex.
The protected bicycle lane on Cambridge Street will remain in place and stay largely as is, officials said Monday, a disappointment to citizens who complain it is unsafe and hurts businesses – and to councillors who also thought they were seeing simply a bike lane concept test.
The long-missing topic of municipal broadband is returning to public discussion Monday, but city staff says there’s not enough evidence that the community sees a city-owned network as critical, especially compared with an expense in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
While transportation officials work through plans to handle traffic dangers in Porter and Inman squares, two city councillors are proposing a solution for a Central Square intersection that makes up some of the most dangerous stretches of road in the city.
Fittingly, orders by the City Council looking forward to Black History Month in Cambridge arrived with a history lesson. Also on the agenda: encouragement to attend the 32nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch, scheduled for the coming weekend.
A “right of first refusal” bill to give tenants first shot at buying their unit when a building’s owner sells won City Council support 7-2 on Monday, but even councillors voting in favor want a guaranteed right to change its specifics to fit the needs of Cambridge.
The Foundry building has found its architect in Cambridge Seven, a firm based just outside Harvard Square that has built everything from retail and office space to museums and aquariums from Baltimore and Foxboro to China and Kuwait.
City councillor E. Denise Simmons recently told colleagues that the council can prohibit recording of a public meeting. Simmons is wrong – that is not the law.
Legal recreational marijuana is bearing down fast on Massachusetts, with the first sellers able to begin applying for licenses April 1 and be issued them June 1, and the City Council wants to be sure Cambridge is ready.
A zoning petition submitted in September to promote retail vitality and enhance Harvard Square died Wednesday, when the City Council’s Ordinance Committee adjourned a marathon 4.5-hour hearing having handled less than half the petition.