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Among blizzard-conditions steps by city, council moves its meeting to Thursday (update)

Among blizzard-conditions steps by city, council moves its meeting to Thursday (update)

The city has taken the rare step of delaying a City Council meeting, bumping it to 5:30 p.m. Thursday from the traditional Monday meeting night by a blizzard expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow.

Linkage fee study: Don’t scare builders, charge only up to $12 per square foot

Linkage fee study: Don’t scare builders, charge only up to $12 per square foot

A study sees 4.6 million square feet of business space being added in Cambridge over the next 10 years and suggests that its builders contribute $10 to $12 for each square foot to help grow the city’s stock of affordable housing.

Planning Pearl Street for the future means immediate redesign for buses, bicyclists

Planning Pearl Street for the future means immediate redesign for buses, bicyclists

Pearl Street needs to be redesigned as a livable corridor that includes raised intersections, wider sidewalks, a one-way protected bike lane and safe, welcome bus stops with bumped-out curbs.

King Open School renovations get study to include pool, offices totaling $131.5M

King Open School renovations get study to include pool, offices totaling $131.5M

A proposed $131.5 million revamp of the King Open School and surrounding public buildings gets a neighborhood meeting Thursday evening, after the City Council approved a $1.5 million feasibility study.

Derelict Vail Court continues to frustrate, ownership at stake in sluggish court case

Derelict Vail Court continues to frustrate, ownership at stake in sluggish court case

It’s been seven months since a threat of seizure for the public good was made for the decrepit Vail Court, near Central Square, but nothing has changed – so a city councillor has made the threat again.

The best of Cambridge in 2014

The best of Cambridge in 2014

Plenty of great things happened in 2014. It was the year the Cambridge doubled down on art, won a 24-hour restaurant for Central Square, showed citizen power and council follow-through, struck a blow for Steam and saw a healthier Health Alliance.

The worst of Cambridge in 2014

The worst of Cambridge in 2014

This was the year the License Commission got weird, the school district drew complaints for its response to a teacher crisis, the city dragged out its projects, Harvard went full Putin and much more.

Volpe redevelopment in heart of Kendall gets proposed zoning from city planners (update)

Volpe redevelopment in heart of Kendall gets proposed zoning from city planners (update)

City planners have quietly proposed that a 14-acre block be allowed up to 300 feet in height to promote middle-income housing and allow micro-units, more retail and the addition of streets inside.

Get your traffic safety ideas heard Jan. 9, and maybe win money doing it in contest

Get your traffic safety ideas heard Jan. 9, and maybe win money doing it in contest

It’s not every day city officials, transportation experts and technology whizzes get together to listen to ideas about how to make Cambridge streets better and safer. In fact, that day is Jan. 9.

Mazen invites all to campaign fundraiser, strategy talk Saturday evening in Central

Mazen invites all to campaign fundraiser, strategy talk Saturday evening in Central

To celebrate his first year of public service, city councillor Nadeem Mazen is hosting an end-of-year fundraiser at Moksa Restaurant this Saturday evening.