Departing vice mayor Dennis Benzan is considering a run for the state Senate seat of Anthony Petruccelli, who is leaving to join a Boston lobbying firm.
The MBTA green line spur to Somerville’s Union Square from Lechmere – which affects Cambridge’s nearby Inman Square as well – is called as vulnerable to budget overruns and potential cancellation as the rest of the state’s stalled Green Line Extension project.
City councillor Marc McGovern has partnered with city business associations for a second year to address the shortage of winter necessities among the homeless population – and is crowdsourcing support as well, with a $10,000 Indiegogo campaign.
The City Council has advanced one of two zoning petitions that could substantially change Kendall Square – added to the MIT rezoning passed by the council two years ago, collectively they represent 5 million square feet of development.
A conservative news site’s warning about city councillor Nadeem Mazen based on his religion seemed to backfire in Cambridge, as a stream of citizens stood to praise him and blast the website. Now Mazen said he is considering suing for libel.
The number of households in Cambridge with no car increased to 31 percent in 2013 from 28 percent in 2000, growth of about 1,680 more households, despite the number of households rising by more than 1,000, suggested a city memo tracking parking permits.
There is not one private or public school, school bus stop, daycare center or religious institution in the city that is not a stone’s throw from a venue that offers addictive substances to the public. Those who continue to object to medical marijuana are on a slippery slope.
Harsh words for a high-end landlord have dramatized an ongoing housing crisis as officials sought to make a comprehensive citywide housing plan an “early action item” in a development master plan and pondered ways to block renters from losing their homes.
The number of voters in this year’s municipal elections were up a little over half a percent since the elections of 2013, despite campaign spending this year of $651,663, up from a total spend two years ago of $535,871 – or a rise of nearly 22 percent.
With a shortfall of tens of millions of dollars between the estimated land value and ballpark construction costs for the Volpe parcel in Kendall Square, the City Council has asked the analysts who produced the land estimate to personally attend a Tuesday meeting.