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.
The bidirectional bike lane on Brattle Street has company in controversy since Kensho Technologies has alerted residents and visitors to its new digs overheard by erected a giant, intensely bright, electric blue neon sign identifying it by name.
A community meeting is being arranged with the developer and manager of University Park, and residents in the communities surrounding the 20 Sidney St. Star Market, closing Feb. 3, will be invited, said newly anointed Mayor Marc McGovern.
The City Council and School Committee are overdue for calling for the broadcast, streaming and publicly accessible archiving of its roundtable meetings. The arguments against – never very strong – seem weaker and weirder than ever in 2018.
We need to take time to acknowledge and appreciate our accomplishments, of which there are many, but we must never be complacent, because there are still far too many of our friends and neighbors who are struggling.
Nine city councillors were sworn into office today, followed by their swift selection of Marc McGovern as mayor, making for the third term in a row in which the mayor has been seated at the inaugural.
The tax bill approved by Congress on Wednesday preserves a crucial funding source for low-income housing, bringing relief to officials at the Cambridge Housing Authority, where the rehabilitation of hundreds of deteriorating public housing units was at risk.
The business of the final City Council meeting of the year and of the current two-year term paused Monday for a farewell ceremony for Sandra Albano, executive assistant to the council, as well as for three councillors who decided not to run for reelection.
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.